As soon as I was diagnosed with colon cancer, I started searching for “alternative” treatments and cures on the web. While I was accepting the standard medical methods for treating cancer, this was my one life and I was going to throw EVERYTHING I could at my cancer. Initially, I decided to embrace the suggestions […]
Okay, I have stage 4 colon cancer that has also metastasized to my stomach, liver and lungs. Now what? My oncologist thinks we can squeeze another three years out of my life if we begin “aggressive” treatment with chemotherapy. So that is the plan… or was the plan. The first item on the list was […]
I think I know what dying is like. I’ve been doing it for the past six to nine months or so. Slowly fading away. Lost 50 pounds. Mind foggy. Losing life focus and desire. Abdomen pain. Seeing myself in the mirror each morning is a real shock. With the Coronavirus pandemic, doctors just weren’t available. […]
I had been struggling with stomach issues for 8 or 9 months. With the Coronavirus pandemic, it was not possible to visit a doctor… until now. After some tests and a CAT scan, the doctor gave me the news: I have stage 4 colon cancer and it has spread to my stomach, lungs and liver.
On April 29th I drove down to the southeast (outside) edge of the San Rafael Swell, just north of Goblin Valley State Park. Again. This time I wanted to hike a mile or so up the swell incline so I could fly my drone over the more interesting parts of Crack Canyon. This time the […]
While the rest of the world was struggling with the Coronavirus, I had a bad case of cabin fever. Antidote: Drive down to the San Rafael Swell for a day of hiking in the sandstone canyons. By packing sandwiches and snacks, I could drive down, hike and drive home again without interacting with any business […]
It hadn’t been a particularly hard winter with slightly above snowfall in the mountains and little snow in the valleys… just the way we like it. However, as we mushed through January and February, the temperatures stayed below normal. It refused to get into the 40’s even on sunny days. By the first of March, […]