Tag Archives: chemo

Wheelchair Basketball

This morning I got up early before work and went down to the Shepherd Center and met with the sports director about their various programs. We discussed a number of things, but the main thing we talked about was wheelchair … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle again

Yesterday a 3 hour prosthetist appointment turned into an all day event and I ended up leaving with a test socket that wasn’t hurting me and high hopes that this is finally going to work! I wore my leg to … Continue reading

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Mediports and Banana Pudding

What do mediports and banana pudding have in common? They are the top two search engine queries that drive traffic to my blog! I can understand the mediport being one of the top searches. And actually, if you go on … Continue reading

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Exuma

Ashley and I just got back from a 10 day trip down to Exuma, an island where my cousins live in the Bahamas, and man did we have a great time! Exuma is one of the last undeveloped islands in … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Surviving Cancer Treatment

Being diagnosed with cancer can turn your world upside down. Most questions about cancer treatment are answered in sterile, clinical reports. Hopefully this post will help anyone starting cancer treatment to organize their thoughts and prepare for a successful response. … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle — soon

As awesome as it is to be exclusively on crutches every day (not that awesome) I am ready to get back in my prosthesis. My leg still hurts a bit, but I feel like it is at a point that … Continue reading

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The Masters

Despite my initial reluctance to rent the scooter for getting around Augusta National, it ended up being great! I actually forgot the keys on Thursday and had to use my crutches, so we stayed up around the entrance by number … Continue reading

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Personal Perception

Personal perception is a funny thing. We all take a certain amount of pride in our appearance and anything that affects that can really throw people off. I was stopped by someone a couple of months ago when I was … Continue reading

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One year later

Today is the one year anniversary of my amputation, but more importantly, it is the one year anniversary of being cancer free! This past year has gone by incredibly fast. It seems like so long ago when I was going … Continue reading

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Final Words

“jarret wade says: Sounds good man, we’ve been pretty mild as far as the temps go up here. We wont see snow (if we see any) until late Jan/Feb. Glad you’re out and about bro. JW” This is the last … Continue reading

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Hopalong

As I logged in to update my blog just now, I saw that this is my 101st post. So much has happened since this blog started, it is hard to believe it was just barely over a year ago. This … Continue reading

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Courage

Earlier this week my aunt told me that a friend of hers is a teacher and would like me to come speak to her students about courage. Surprised by the request, I told her that I wouldn’t know what to … Continue reading

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Laid up

The past 2 days have been pretty uneventful. I’ve spent most of my time in the NYU Cancer Center during the day, getting potassium and radiation, and the rest of the time I’ve pretty much spent sleeping. I haven’t felt … Continue reading

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Causing a commotion

Apparently chemo isn’t something you just mess around with. Continue reading

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