Saturday, November 22, 2008

Oliver and Katie

Doing Great!

Mom Kenna and me!

I've not had a lot going on except for good reports from my oncologist. My next follow-up is scheduled for Jan. My insurance cancelled me so that has been a big issue. Not for sure if you all know but I gain legal custody of my granddaughter McKenna. What a great kids she is! 2 years old!

I'm feeling fine. No major complaints. Will update when I can. The Holiday is upon us and I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

PET Scan Results

Greetings all!

My doctor called and told me that he was not concerned with the scan at all.
It shows the right neck and left groin has diminished in size by both CT and PET.
I guess this is a good thing! Wants to see me in 3 months and told me not to worry!


Friday, May 09, 2008

PET scan today!

Hello everyone! Had my repeat PET scan today so we will now wait for the results hopefully on Monday! Got the result from all the blood work I had done last week and everything was in the normal range! Just praying that the results come back NORMAL. Had a long talk with Christ last night and asked the Great Healer to touch me and heal me! I know that He is with me and while I was waiting for the the dye to become optimal prior to scanning I felt very comforted! Like the Holy Spirit was with me. We will see what lies ahead! Trying to stay optimistic but it's hard to do.

Open the mail and got bad news that my health insurance carrier Anthem has cancelled my coverage. Not good but I guess they felt like they spent enough on me. Will be looking for new coverage and I hope that won't be a major ordeal.

Everything on the home front is doing well. Once I get the results I will repost.


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I saw my oncologist today and he was telling me that my PET showed a small area in the right neck and left groin area. He said that he did not think it was Hodgkins but he was more concerned that it was a false/positive read. He suggested that we repeat the PET which will be scheduled soon and see if it shows anything this time around. If it shows in the same area he said it could be Hodgkins but another biopsy would be needed. He tells me to keep my spirits up but it's hard. I will post again post-PET.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


It's been a while and I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm doing well. My soon to be 21 year old has caused some undue stress on my life when she has decided that smoking pot and who knows what else is more important than taking care of her daughter! I had to step in, along with my ex-wife and got an emergency custody order, which was granted. McKenna is 16 months old, lives with me and goes to her Grammies just about everyday to see her. We love her very much and she has been a blessing to us all. It is just sad for me that my daughter doesn't realize what we have done "with love" for not just the baby but for her! Time will tell. We went a whole month Dec 8, 2007 till Jan 5, 2008 of not knowing where she was at. No contact, not even wanting to see her baby which as a father, really made me sad but I knew we had to do the tough love thing but one will always worry about their own child's safety and well-being. She has only surfaced once at my house and that was to pick her clothes up and once at her mother's. She saw that baby for about 5 mins and that was enough. My ex told her she loved her and she replied "If you really loved me you would give me my baby back!" Sad, but you can see what level of immaturity we are dealing with.

As for me I'm doing ok. I think the SCT took a bit more out of me than I thought it would. I still have some residual things going on like fatigue, do desire for red meats and a stigma from my accounts that look at me differently as a person that has cancer. This I think has hurt business a bit. Working on some new accounts though to stir up referrals/income.

I have an oncologist appointment on 1/24/08 and I suspect he will order a PET/CAT on me. Will be approaching my one year post SCT in March. Thinking back still to this date of all that I went through, makes me nassuated every time!

I will let you know how my appointment goes. Blessings to all!

Monday, June 18, 2007

CT Results

The nurse calls me with the results of my CAT scan I had done last week and everything sounds pretty good. I will see my oncologist I think on the 24th so he will discuss them further with me at that time. So, I guess great news so far!