Ten Years and Counting

Can you believe it? I have been fighting Cancer for 10 years now!

And winning!

Our trip to M.D. Anderson was a big one this time. We had three days of appointments to get through. The biggest part of the trip was the four-month cancer check, but we also ...

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HearPhones

A while back, I started hearing (!) about a new product from Bose. This is a company well respected for building quality sound systems. They sell radios, speaker systems and all sorts of stuff to make enjoying TV and music nice. I have one of their Bluetooth speaker systems in my ...

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MDA Parts Department

Today we did a marathon drive to Houston and visited the parts department at MDA. Well, actually, it was the dental clinic on the ninth floor, where we had a short, one-hour meeting with Dr. Hofsteade. On my last visit, she made an impression of my teeth (what few are ...

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Snowball

We lost Snowball on Friday. He let us live in this house with him for over 15 years. Now the house is quiet, lonely. It will take some time to accept the fact that he is not here anymore.

BTW! Cancer sucks!

Snowball on day bed

Snowball's Arrival

I was in the front ...

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Checking In at M.D. Anderson

It was time for yet another trip to Houston and a four-month checkup. Only this time, they were also going to do something really good. They were going to start surgery to build up my new titanium jawbone and add back in some of the teeth they stole a year ...

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Punch Misfire

Well, two days ago, Cheryl and I headed out to Houston for the standard three-month visit to M.D. Anderson. Two days of poking, delivering "vitals" filling out forms, You know, life as a patient:

BTW! It finally occurred to me why doctors call their clients "patients" They have to ...
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YAMDACTS

Sorry folks, I spent WAY too much time in the Air Force. They create acronyms out of everything. That one stands for Yet Another M.D. Anderson CT Scan. I am guessing I have had over 20 of these things.

12:34pm

(Slowly the doorknob opens)

In walks Dr. Lai ...

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Another Ticket Punch

As I have said before, I live in 3-4 month increments. Last week, Cheryl and I made our standard pilgrimage to Houston for yet another CT scan, and doctor visit. We both pray that the cancer is gone, and we will find nothing new on these trips!

The appointments started ...

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Fear: 4:30am

No, I am not paralyzed by fear. But it is 4:30am in the morning, when I should be asleep.

Instead, here I am, writing a blog article. Simply laying there in bed staring at the ceiling does no good. Maybe writing down my thoughts will let me get a ...

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The Shell Game

You know what a shell is, right? I seem to remember getting my first good look at a shell when I spent a summer on my Grandfather's farm in southern Missouri back in 1960. (I also remember the Beatles hit the world that summer as well. That was all ...

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