The Journey Continues

You ever have one of those days that you feel great and someone pops your balloon? That was my day last Friday. I went in for shot 2 of 4 of Lupron thinking that was it, and I was wrong. Not so fast, the doc wanted to see me. She has concerns about my age, […]

2 Years Cancer Free, the Memories I Wish I Didn’t Have

Two years ago as I write this I was in an operating room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. My team from there and Dana-Farber worked for over 7 hours to first amputate the cancerous part of me, and then to rebuild it. That was the easy part of the journey now that I look back. […]

Mixed Emotions

I have been blogging in my head for days, but not able to put words on the keyboard ’til now. I find myself in a state of mixed emotions. On the one hand I finished the last thing on my “getting my affairs” in order list, finally after two years of feeling like crap I […]

Drug A leads to drug B leads to drug C ……

Well Tuesday sucked for certain, but ended better than other times, maybe that is a good sign. About 7pm I went into spasm and started the emergency protocol, it didn’t take long to realize this was a bad one and I was not able to break it at home. So my roommates loaded me up […]

…and Then

So Monday ipmNation.com gets a phone call from WGBH TV asking for me and if I will come on Greater Boston for an interview. Talk about a surprise moment. I did go on Tuesday and had a blast doing it, my escort David had fun as well. I will admit it was fun being someplace […]

Dana-Farber, Friends, and Smiles

Every 6 months I have to go to Dana-Farber to see my medical oncologist for check-ups while I am on Tamoxifen, so about 3 years and 4 months to go. Once a year there is the “big appointment”. That is when they do imaging to make sure the cancer hasn’t come back. The statistic if […]

First Day of August and a New Beginning

Today marks not just the first of August, but the anniversary of my last day working as an EMT, 2 years ago. More importantly it marks the first day of a wonderful new start. It is strange how a series of bad events can lead to unimaginable endings and new beginnings. Family from the free […]

First Blog on the New Site 7/30/15

It is fun to see the new site and how much it represents little things to me so rather obvious, like my love of the ocean. Since I was very young I loved the sound of the crashing waves, seagulls, and the smell of the salt air. There is something calming about the crashing of […]