Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Biopsy through St Elmo's Fire...

The Biopsy    
Sunday, 14 December 2003

I remember telling my friend Rob what had been said to me at the hospital. I was in shock.  We were at his house, sitting in the living room at the time.  Rob did not seem to take it very well. He didn't say much, just stared at the TV, then got up, put his son to bed, went into his own bedroom and closed his door. I let myself out and went home. I felt totally lost, abandoned and alone.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Do you remember Tuesday December 2nd, 2003?

No? Neither do I. But I certainly wish that I did. Of course I did not know it then, but Tuesday, December 2, 2003 was going to be an important day for me.  Looking back I can't remember a single thing that I did on that particular day. If I had known that this would be the last day that I would ever be pain-free, the last day that I would be young and healthy, the last day in my life before I had to face my own mortality...had I known all of that, I'm sure I would have done something special on that day. I would have used the day wisely. But I don't remember one single thing about that day.  The date, however, is forever etched in my mind.

The following day, Wednesday, December 3, 2003, is a day I do recall.  This is the day my life changed dramatically.  From this day forward nothing would ever be the same.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Reinvention imminent!

I just gained access to a blog I created 7 years ago, when I was first diagnosed with cancer.  I had planned to blog about my journey, and I did, I just didn't end up blogging on this particular blog. Instead I ended up blogging on my own website.  Now that I have managed to gain access to this blog account I had forgotten about, I intend to start using it again.