Tummy Sticks

I’ve been going along, living each day, thanks to my amazing brother, family and friends.  Back in the saddle of life kinda thing.  I was literally just thinking that I was getting into a rut, even taking my miracle life for granted. – Enter Saturday morning – My face was puffier, more inflamed and fuglier […]

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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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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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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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From Hair to There

Queue Rod Serling:  You are about to enter another dimension.  A dimension not only of time and space, but of hair.  A journey into a wondrous land of strands.  You’ve just crossed over into… the Baldilocks Zone.  My apologies to those of you born after about 1970, for you are now wondering where the f you can […]

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Transitioning Back to “Normal”

I’m feeling more and more like my prick (pre + sick) self lately, and my last visit to City of Hope’s Main Lab waiting room confirmed it.  Putting my new vision to use, I surveyed my fellow patients, all there for AFBT – Another F-ing Blood Test, and I realized I was the ONLY one without […]

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