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Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Eve

It is new years eve and not a creature is stirring..... we are staying in out of the cold away from germs and enjoying each others company (I'd rather be watching bowl game re-runs, my skin is itching I am going through my yearly 12 stages of football withdrawl).

Monday, December 14, 2009

CT results today

This morn. I will head out to UT Southwestern to get the results from my last CT scan. We shall see what new mysteries the camera will /or/ will not reveal. All I have to save is it the results are less than favorable I will be like a Spider Monkey all over that cancers A**; (I had to work that in after watching Talladega Nights last night).

CT scan(s) showed nothing remarkable (my version of medical speak) they looked all clear, they only noted that they could see scaring from the last surgery. My day still continues though I have more diagnostic test today and to see the skin doctor just to make sure that skin cancer can't pop-up since I am immune suppressed.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Home going for Bo Johnson

Bo Johnson has his home going service today. A celebration of his life, loves and accomplishments with family, friends, colleagues, fellow advocates, medical professionals, and anyone with a pulse. Bo and his two leading ladies have had and will continue to affect lung cancer survivability for years to come.

"I know, I gotta go, I gotta go, and I got one last thing and I said it before, and I want to say it again. Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever."

March 4, 1993, Jim Valvano ESPY Speech

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Out of the closet

It seems that Bryant Gumbel has come out of the closet to reveal that he too is a cancer survivor and is battling LC (lung cancer) none the less. I wish him well in his battle and applaud his courage in making it public knowledge. There are several internal battles one must first deal with when facing such a horrific diagnosis. You have your classic anger, denial, confusion, seclusion, clandestine behaviors, openness, anger coupled with the "never give up" attitude.... Again I wish him well in his fight.

I am disappointed that the American Cancer Society for the irresponsible, insensitive statement they made about lung cancer prevention. They just feed the beast with such careless statements like the one they made in reference to lung cancer. The stigma is the beast, it is the ignorance associates smoking with cancer IT IS IRRELEVANT WHETHER OR NOT A PERSON SMOKED NO ONE DESERVES CANCER, NO ONE DESERVES LUNG CANCER SO STOP ASKING, STOP LOOKING FOR A REASON TO BLAME, START EMPATHIZING WITH YOUR FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHER, SISTER, FRIEND, COUSIN, TEACHER, PREACHER..... IN SHORT CANCER IS AN EVERYMAN EPIDEMIC IF YOU DON'T THINK SO READ MY STORY OR FOLLOW THE LINKS I HAVE HERE... YOUR IGNORANCE WILL BE ERASED "Bryant Gumbel reveals lung cancer surgery" December 8, 2009

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States, but it's also the most preventable, according to the American Cancer Society. Gumbel said he and his doctor are hoping his treatment is complete.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Peaceful Journey (Bo)

Brother Bo has gone on to heaven, he no longer has to struggle with the ills of cancer and the highs and lows of being a transplant recipient. He was with his two favorite ladies to the end; may he rest in peace, and pray that Christi and Addi find peace and comfort in the legacy and Impact Bo (BJ) has had on us all. BOvsBAC

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Bad News

I just read Bo's most recent blog post, the was so courageously written by his wife to keep us all informed about his progress. If you get a chance read it and leave a message for CJ, BJ, AJ (Christie, Bo, Addi) cancer is a long and difficult emotional battle with many peaks and valleys. By the way CJ describes BJ's current situation it sounds very, dire even. If you get a chance stop by his blog site and leave the family words of encouragement to cover their household in warmth and fend of the cold cruel circumstances cancers brings. Bo vs Bac
The recent developments with his health really worry me. There aren't many of us; by us I mean Lung cancer patients that received a life extending bi-lateral lung transplant. Understand you have to be considered medically terminal to receive this experimental treatment but you have to be healthy enough to recovery from this procedure too.
Leave the family comments, they warm the soul, but be respectful of those of us who are immune suppressed we know you care but care from a distance as it is the cold and flu season.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Pictures (Snow & Fort Worth Parade of Lights)

Snow in TX, in December, what is that all about

Fort Worth Parade of Lights