Filling in some lost time

It’s been a few years of me sitting on my ass and not writing.  I could make excuses and that’s all they would be.  To catch you all up when I moved to Chicago back in July of 2014. I won’t bore you with all of the details, there were many factors that brought me back to live with my parents. The biggest one is my health.

Before you go getting all worried I’m fine. I had another bought/dance that wasn’t rough. I’d been going through dialysis treatments to control my numbers but those really weren’t working so after talking to my loved ones and most importantly with Donnett I decided that since it wasn’t working to stop those. They were taking to much of a toll on me without much benefit.

My Doctors reached out to me for another case study that I agreed to do and thankfully wasn’t that hard on me. I’m glad that I agreed because for the first time my markers both cancer and blood disorder are so low that they don’t show up on any of the tests. As of April 17 of 2018 I have been cancer free.

This makes this remission my official longest one.

One big change in my life is Hunter my Service dog but that’s another post..

The dance

The dance… the ride… the next step… the next speed bump… call it what you will. I’m about to start the next step in this journey. I was told just this week that due to the blood disorder that I was cursed with so many years ago I have a 97% chance that either Non-Hodgkins comes back or that one of the many “Hot Spots” becomes malignant. Does this mean that my Cancer is back? No, it means that I still have to go through another treatment cycle of the unknown.

What I do know is that I’m not done.

14 Years

14 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I was told to go home several times through my journey/battle and get my affairs together.  Now why would any man get all of his affairs together? That to me is instant death…. More than one woman in your life in one spot?   But seriously, if it wasnt for my support group and the head of my group, my sister Donnett, I’d never been able to beat this beast.

Another chapter in life begins.

Case studies

They are a great thing, they are inovation and growth in medicine.   For all of those against stem cell research and place a broad envelope over it being wrong and unethical,  I ask you: isn’t it unethical of you to disallow it and cost me my life?

What is today to you?

Such a simple question, yet the answer eludes so many of us.  Even with everything I’ve been through, there are times I forget.  No matter how crappy your day was– whether you got fired from your job, or you just got married– today is the most important day you have.  Yesterday will never change no matter how hard you try, and I’ve tried.  Tomorrow will always be just that, tomorrow. If you worry and stress about tomorrow, you will let today pass you by– then yes, it becomes yesterday.

You are now asking yourself what in the hell is Jason smoking, and why hasn’t he shared?

The answer is, I know tomorrow isn’t a guarantee for any of us.

Now In Remission

In remission for 1118 days.


May 2021