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I’ll Be Worth Saving – Living with Lymphoma, One Year of Remission

One year of Remission. That’s what the scan said.  It’s great news, right?  My Oncologist had a big smile on his face, The Lovely Bride and I went out for a celebratory dinner, and as usual – I was left questioning everything.  Searching for perspective in a sea of other people’s joy.  Wandering the desert […]

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One Road, Two Directions – Living with Lymphoma Week 75

Retrospection & Consideration. Back or forward – which is the best way to look? There hasn’t been much time for me to look back.  And when I do, the things I see are strange. A guy on an Acoustic Neuroma Facebook group I belong to recently solicited positive things people had gone on to do […]

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Green Courage – Living with Lymphoma Week 54

This article is for all us people dealing with illness.  Cancer patients, survivors, my fellow Acoustic Neuroma warriors – anyone fighting the good fight. I want you all to ignore the healthy people.  Just for a few minutes.  Let’s stop thanking them for everything.  Let’s stop offering them advice and understanding on how they to […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!

The Holidays are a good time for reflection about what you have.  A time to appreciate the good things in your life.  A time to be the only house in your Southern Tennessee neighborhood not slathered in colored lights. No matter what you celebrate or how, I think we can all agree that it’s usually […]

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The Eleventh Hour – Living with Lymphoma Week 26

Have your last couple of weeks been as crazy as mine?  I hope not.  The good news is that I don’t usually have to learn too many lessons twice.  I have been feeling pretty good this week, but have been very tired.  Absolutely exhausted, if I were to be honest with you.  The chemotherapy is […]

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Contemplating the Way Forward – Living with Lymphoma Week 22

The Future. It’s an interesting concept when we think about it –  Time moving forward.  The unknown.  Where do we go from here?  I think as a species we’ve always been driven by the future.  Driven by the desire to see around the next bend, over the next mountain, or a new shore.  Newton, Magellan, […]

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Destination Generosity – Living With Lymphoma Week 21.5

Giving back… That term and concept really a pre-requisite of an initial “Give”, doesn’t it?  I’ll scratch your back IF you scratch mine.  A bad thing?  No, not at all.  We need to do better.  But we’re all wrapped up in our own little lives, right?  The job, the kids, baseball or soccer practice, and the […]

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Five Year Anniversary – Living with Lymphoma Week 21

First thing – Today is the fifth anniversary of my 14 hour brain surgery to remove my Acoustic Neuroma brain tumor.  Hurray, right?  Yeah… How am I celebrating?  By having Chemotherapy, of course.  How else would someone celebrate that milestone?? My miles today are going to be done in place.  Today is Chemo session #8 […]

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Vive le Inspiration – Living with Lymphoma Week 20

I want to talk a little about inspiration and dedication today.  First – Happy Bastille Day to any who celebrate.  What the hell does Bastille Day have to do with Cancer, you ask? Plenty. It’s all about inspiration after being downtrodden.  I would tend to say that I don’t have the best luck with medical stuff, […]

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Why Halfway Through Chemotherapy Isn’t the Milestone You Think – Living with Lymphoma Week 18

Let me preface this by saying that I appreciate all the kind well-wishes, prayers, and thoughts that everyone has offered.  Lately, many of them have been centered on the fact that I’ve finished six of my twelve scheduled chemotherapy appointments treating my Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. But halfway is NOT the milestone you think it […]

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