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My Cancer Story

I was diagnosed on April 23 2015 with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. This site is dedicated to my story so that my family and friends can follow my progress to success. read about page

Latest journal entry

The benefit is over?!?!?!

I can't believe its over! I have been looking forward to my benefit for months and now its passed. But it was spectacular seeing everyone. I don't think I sat down for more then 5 minutes in 5 hours! I was trying so hard to speak to everyone that took the time to attend, I felt everyone deserved it! I originally thought 5hrs was to long but it wasn't!

I want to thank all the committee members that took time out of their lives to help mine. That is truly touching and speaks volumes of quality about them. With out them, it would not have been possible.

So to the committee I sincerely thank you for all that you have done.

I also need to thank everyone that took the time to donate for the silent auction. I was touched to see hand crafted items, retail items, gift cards, labor, hotels in Mexico, FireTruck Rides, fishing gear, guide services and the list goes on. There were some great prizes that people ended up with. Thank you to EVERYONE that participated in the Auction from donating to buying!!!

I know it was a lot of work for the people involved in the setup, operations and cleanup. Thank you for doing this.

It was truly the best gift I have ever received, the love and support from family & friends that not only did some drive from hours way, but every took time out of their life to see and support Me and my family. To everyone that attend I thank you.

To be honest, I's sad its over, I used the event as my beacon, something to focus on, my goal. I reached it, and I am looking for my next goal. It's not always as simple as it sounds. But right now it's November 8th my PET SCAN results day. This is a HUGE event, not to mention pretty scary for me. It's the 800lb elephant in the room I am trying to predend does not exist, but it does.

This will also be day 100, and most of my remaining restrictions will hopefully be lifted. I will still have precautions over the next 2 years but there is a big difference in being careful and not being able to do something.

November 8th will confirm my remission status either way. I am being positive and won't even speak any other way than success but I can't help that fear that accompanies it and hides in the shadows.

I am back to work, and I am loving it! There is so much energy in being needed again. Feeling the value you bring is inspiring and it really lifted my spirit. It is nice to use my brain again for my passion, not calculating my dosages for treatments.

But for now, I wakeup grateful every day, do my best to make it a good day, find value in everything I do and try to show others their value so they can feel it too.

Thank you for making #gradystrong a sucsess!

Let's talk after November 8th when everything is confirmed good!