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Monday, March 05, 2012

Almost 5 years

5 years ago today I started getting prep for a lung transplant. I wasn't expecting the call I was preparing for a 5K in San Francisco that was coming up and helping my other BAD lung homies. I got the call while eating dinner at the Spa. Getting the call while already at the Spa was not good because it was laundry night (3 wks worth of clothes built up) and apartment clean-up night too. My wife and mom and friends got to experience my bachelors pad it was a throw back to my undergrad days and time in Rhode Island, No VA, and FTW.... basically my carefree days.

Anyway the five year mark starts now b/c they prepped me starting at about 5pm the surgery started around midnight and went into the early morn hours the next day. I will post more Tuesday in keeping with the spirit of the long life saving procedure I underwent.

Monday, February 13, 2012

WTF (still no results)

February 13th, 2012; Monday and still no results from the CT on 2/8/12 yet. I wonder what the heck is going on, normal CTs that I have had are usually read within a couple of hours. I am a little worried... not so much about the scans but about the fidelity of the people reviewing the diagnostic procedure. Good, bad or ugly lets have my shoulders are big enough to take it. Let's have, are the test good, or bad, do we need another CT. Tell me something.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

CT scans yesterday

Got my 3 month CT scans on yesterday following the microwave procedure on my lung on Nov. 7, 2012. We shall see what the results are in a day or so. In this case no news is good news. I hope I fair better than my Tarheels, "come on man" you got beat by a Freshman in the last, the last second of the game.

Friday, February 03, 2012

6+ years and counting

6+ years as a lung cancer patient as of mid day February 1, 2012. Originally diagnosed as a Stage 4 BAC patient before the chemo, transplant, and follow-up surgery. The past 6 years have provided an unexpected journey but I wouldn't trade the experiences for anything. Let's see where the next 6+ years will take us...(Can I say that because I am told by some I am supposed to die within the first year of diagnosis)...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Coach Paterno

Sad day for football fans Joe Paterno passed away this morning. Coach Joe was a class act glad he doesn't have suffer from the difficult situations that he was dealing with.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy belated New Year

happy belated new year. The remainder of this post has been blocked & blacked out due to Congress over stepping their political boundary.

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