Build Me a Son

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. Douglas MacArthur
Nelson Mandela at his jail window

Invictus

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Invictus BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance       I…

5 OCT UPDATE- CAT Scan today, Results Monday

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I had the CAT scan today and, of course, being Friday, we won't get results until Monday.  Fortunately we already have our appointment with the surgeon so we will be using our time wisely.  Had a serious problem with blood flow the past few…

DAILY JOURNAL

Tracking my weight, attitude, level of pain, Energy, and the general gist of the day. 21OCT18|Wt:217|ATT:10|PAIN:2|NRG:10| I am so relaxed and focused after my Epic Roadie from Seattle to Cypress with my oldest son.  I will post about the…

CANCER RESOURCES

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This is my collection of resources that I have assembled for those who might be going down this same path. I will be building it as I go. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INFO ON COLON CANCER (MAYO CLINIC) LIVESTRONG ARTICLE ON COST OF CANCER …

27 SEP UPDATE- Polyps good, masses bad

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We just met with Dr. Al to go over the results from the colonoscopy. The 9 polyps (6 6mm, 2 3.5 mm, 1 3mm) were all benign.  The 2 masses (4cm & 10cm) are both malignant.  He is referring us to a colorectal surgeon, Dr. Az and from there…

24 SEP UPDATE- 2 malignant tumors

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 Just had a colonoscopy where they removed 9 polyps  from my colon (not sure of their nature at this point) and there are 2 tumors in there- one the size of a medium Apple and one about the size of a golf ball, both currently thought to be…
pinto beans and jalapenos

J-BAR-H BEANS- The Magical Fruit

J-BAR-H BEANS- The Magical Fruit  For years I have kept my pinto bean recipe in my pocket, and only shared it with a few select people, I even threatened one guy with a gun if it got out.  Now in my old age I feel like I have gotten…