HELP!

Calling all mystery solvers, P.I. wanna bes, puzzlers, riddlers, crypto chasers, scavenger hunters, and safe crackers! We are trying to locate the recipient of my son’s stem cells in order to find out if he would like to meet Rex, the donor who saved his life.  This is what we know about the mystery patient: Male […]

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Blood, Sweat and Tears for the Win

After about a million reschedulings, it finally arrived.  My intraductal meibomian gland probing appointment.  So exciting!!! Todd drove me to see Dr. R for the procedure that I knew was going to be rather barbarous, due to all the investigative groundwork I did beforehand.  You know that about me by now.  I always read up on […]

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R.I.P. Gertrude

It is with much sorrow that I share the news of the loss of a dear friend.  Gertrude, my beloved yellow toe nail finally detached 12 weeks post crush fracture of my big toe. Sadly, she was the victim of a tragic accident when a heavy umbrella base fell on her at the end of July. […]

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…and now I’m a Cocksacker

Thankfully for many most readers, my posts are becoming more and more spaced out.  Not spaced out as in weird (no one would consider my posts weird), but spaced out as in more time between posts.  I don’t have much to report these days regarding my brawl with health issues.  This is a good thing, don’t get […]

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O N E T H O U S A N D D A Y S

My amazing friend and super supporter, Jared Reichbaum of Walking Across Amarrowca and epic beard-growing fame, is already in Colorado, quickly making his way to California!  Simply stupendous in every way!  His goal is to arrive in time to complete the last official leg of his incredible 7-month journey at the Be The Match Walk+Run in […]

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Shark Week Shoutout

Fairly obvi you come out of a bone marrow transplant a far cry from what you went in as, right?  I mean, duh, you have a whole new blood type and an additional DNA, which is your very own unique definition as a living being.  Add to that chemotherapy-induced menopause, and you’ve got the recipe for an unrecognizable selfdom.   […]

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Walking Across Amarrowca

You may remember from a previous post that my good friend, Jared Reichbaum, is making a documentary film inspired by my story and based on his amazing adventures. Well, he has just embarked on a truly remarkable adventure. Truly. Remarkable. So I’ll remark about it. Jared is walking across the United States of America. That’s […]

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50 Shades

Two years after my transplant and I was still dealing with some crap symptoms like bright red patches on my face and legs, the never-ending eye inflammation, wilted brain function and a nagging tummy shituation (if you know what I’m sayin’) that I’ve dealt with since the beginning.  I figured it was all due to the […]

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YOLT

Wow!  I feel like a big loser poopy head for not writing my 60th post sooner.   I strongly dislike excuses, so I won’t give you one.  I’ll give you 3.  It’s exceedingly difficult to write when you’re:  1.  90 feet underwater 2:   flying towards earth at 120 mph and 3:  clinging to an ice wall […]

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A Day in the Life (on the bone marrow transplant floor)

While getting this blog organized to be published, I realized I had written virtually nothing about my hospital adventures.  I spent 90 days and nights at City of Hope’s Helford Hospital, but  I never really felt up to writing while I was there, and even if I did – and I know this sounds like a […]

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