His Own Words

Treatment Progress

Hey Everyone, I am two weeks into my biotherapy/immunotherapy/chemo treatments and things are going as well as can be expected.  The nurses at the chemo center couldn’t be any nicer.  I have treatments five days a week, Monday – Friday … read more

January 20th, 2009 in His Own Words

Update

Hey Everyone, I have had a setback with my cancer.  It is back, or rather it never left.  I have a tumor on the back left side of my neck as well as a few enlarged lymph nodes on the … read more

February 11th, 2009 in His Own Words

Treatment in Texas

All, I have been in Houston, Texas since last Tuesday the 17th to be evaluated at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.  I have met with some of the best doctors in the world when it comes to Melanoma. After a few days of … read more

February 23rd, 2009 in His Own Words

Houston Round 2

Hey everyone, I’ve had a very nice break in-between treatments.  I really enjoyed spending time with great friends in Steamboat, Denver and Cincinnati.  I am so thrilled that I was able to attend Sarah and Danny’s wedding yesterday.  I had a great time, and … read more

March 23rd, 2009 in His Own Words

The Next Step

Hey Everyone, I wanted to give a quick update as to what is going on with everything right now. Well, a couple weeks ago I was at MD Anderson doing Round 2 of my chemo.  It was a bit more … read more

April 16th, 2009 in His Own Words

Surgery Tomorrow

Hey everyone, First of all I must say thank you so much to everyone who participated in the dodgeball fundraiser for me last weekend in Steamboat, CO.  Also thanks to those who donated there and online, bid on silent auction … read more

April 22nd, 2009 in His Own Words

Surgery, Again

Hey all, Thanks to everyone for messages of support this past week, I appreciate them very much. I am recovering well from my surgery.  I had my tumor, Gus, removed as well as all the lymph nodes on the left … read more

April 29th, 2009 in His Own Words

R & R

Hey all, Just a quick update.  I am back in Cincinnati for a short while.  I had my second surgery in two weeks down in Houston last Thursday.  Now I am at home healing up from both.  I hope to … read more

May 4th, 2009 in His Own Words

Radiation Treatments

Friends, First off, all of the t-shirts have been sent out and you should receive them soon.  It was a fun project for me getting them packaged up and sent out.  Thanks to you all for purchasing them. Thanks to … read more

May 21st, 2009 in His Own Words

Surgery and Update

Hey Everyone, First of all, my vacation to Costa Rica was awesome.  I had a great time zip-lining, scuba diving, surfing and just relaxing.  I am glad that I decided to go on the trip.  I was having some doubts … read more

July 11th, 2009 in His Own Words

Bio-Chemo

Hey Everyone, I’m writing from my hospital room at MD Anderson in Houston.  My plan has changed.  My doctors had a round table discussion and decided to start me on a systemic treatment plan right away.  The T-Cell program is … read more

July 27th, 2009 in His Own Words

Awesome Cookout!

Hey Everyone, First, I have to say, WOW! What an amazing night the Kickin’ Cancer Cookout turned out to be.  I want to thank the organizers, volunteers, sponsors, contributors, all who attended and those who couldn’t make it but sent … read more

August 17th, 2009 in His Own Words

Round Three

Hey all, First of all, let us all remember and say a prayer for those who lost their lives and the heros of 9/11. God Bless. I am back in Houston with my parents.  We arrived here a few days … read more

September 11th, 2009 in His Own Words

Round 4

Hey everyone.  I know it has been a while since I have touched base with you all, sorry about that. I just finished round four of my bio-chemo treatments,  This round went as well as it could have.   My sister, … read more

October 15th, 2009 in His Own Words

Change of Plan

Hey everyone. Its Halloween.  I was diagnosed this time last year.  Wow, I can’t believe its been a whole year and I am still dealing with this, now more than ever. So my plan has changed yet again.  I thought … read more

October 31st, 2009 in His Own Words

Christmas Update

Hey Everyone, Greetings from my hospital room here at MDA.  Its just after midnight so, happy Christmas Eve! Im sorry I have not written in a while. After I finished up my brain radiation in November, I had a four … read more

December 24th, 2009 in His Own Words