Hey, there’s a poker game I’ve been playing – where a pair always beats a royal flush. If you’ve ever played poker, you’re probably scratching your head and wondering how I could ever make such a false claim? It goes back to 2009 when I entered the hospital during the last week of my radiation… Continue reading Everyone Needs A Hero
Connie MacLean and I had been friends for a couple of years before I learned one of her best-kept secrets. But I would never share her secret with anyone because I, too, had a similar secret. And when you’re forced to share your secret with another person – it is natural to want to know… Continue reading What’s In A Name?
Originally published August 27, 2012 Please read Parts 1, 2, and 3 before reading this Monday, August 18, 2009 Oncology Floor 51N – Surrey Memorial Hospital I was awake most of the night (worrying) and had just started to fall back asleep when the nurse came into my room. I looked at my watch –… Continue reading CANCER: My Third Anniversary – Part 4 of 4
Originally published August 21, 2012 NOTE: Please read Part 1 before reading this. The 2-week wait for Dr. Maharaj’s office to reopen was certainly on the top of my list of frustrations. Not being able to control one’s destiny is at, or near, the top of that list. You know – it’s the circumstances that are… Continue reading Cancer: My Third Anniversary – Part 2 of 4
Originally published August 2, 2012 Although he had been seriously ill for several months, his passing was sudden – or at least that’s how it seemed to me. “Death is so damn cruel,” I thought, as I watched him take his last gasp of air. It was that last gasp of air that he struggled to… Continue reading Sad Eyes
In November 2009, the radiation and chemotherapy treatments for my stage three throat cancer ended. At the time, I was 59 years old, and I hoped that I would make it to my 60th birthday in January 2010. Here is a clip from the North of 49 TV show that profiled me several months after… Continue reading Reflections on Cancer