Friday, June 24, 2011

All good!

Well that 72 hours has turned into 2 weeks of scrambling on the work front-still dealing with Goliath but at least I found a home for production so that monkey off my back and for the by day and we'll do what we have too but for the truly important updates-

I had my oncology follow up last week and all continues to progress in the right direction thank god! Blood work continues to improve and everything else in his mind looking good. No word on the thyroid numbers but I take that as a good sign. We did get a full CAT scan and x-rays ordered before our next appointment in September but nothing popped up in the exam to necessitate that-just wants to be prudent and get some current pictures. I can work with that!

Time for a treat as been over a month since I've been able to make it down to see the Prima crew and do some friday racing-so Im off !

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Anniversary! 1 YEAR!!!

Hard to believe but today is an anniversary of sorts-One year ago today was my final treatment! Certainly been ups and downs since then but thank God all is well as a Survivor-Here's to many, many, many more such anniversaries!

Friday, June 10, 2011

72 Hours

That is the amount of time I was allowed to keep my stress levels in check post vacation until all hell broke loose with our company. I won't go into all the details as this is a blog about my health journey but suffice it to say, there is a correlation between the two as to the effect this could have on one's life. It is all I can do right now to not get overwhelmed considering the tactics being employed in what appears to be nothing short of Goliath making a blatant attempt to run us out of business and that certainly is grounds for the immense amounts of stress I feel. God knows I'm trying to take this all in stride but damn it got harder with each curve ball zinged my way this week.

There are a number of issues at risk here that are cause for concern, however, the need to fight to keep the company in tact over and above the obvious financial issues is overshadowed by the need to prevent any interruption of my HMSA insurance policy. I certainly learned the value of that coverage and in no way can I find myself in the situation of having to re insure myself somewhere and get involved with any "preexisting" clauses. I feel like it's a big catch 22 made that much more difficult when someone is not playing fair-nor rational. Quite frankly, if not for the HMSA issue, at this point when I weigh the pro's and con's of what and how things are transpiring, I'd simply walk away and not disturb my peace of mind in the knowledge I was honoring my obligations and say fck it, your nuts and I'm not going to play this game-my health trumps anything you can throw at me so go ahead take your best shot, however, the circumstances simply don't allow for that so this battle continues starring me as David!

Now back to the journey at hand, I was supposed to have a follow up with the oncologist to report but due to the Holiday here in Hawaii today it has been rescheduled- I admittedly am a bit anxious for that considering all that is taking place around me. I'm sure I have nothing to worry about as I feel great but it will be nice to have some assurances all is still progressing in an orderly fashion. I'm also anxious to see what the blood work will show regarding the thyroid but another week to wait that one out as well.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Alaskan success!

Well this past week certainly didn't suck!-Feeling much better than at this time last week when I posted after tossing and turning that first night in Seattle with my brain in such overdrive, but thankfully was able to get on the ship and just shut down the outside world-Woo Hoo! Lisa Max and I had a blast-did our ship thing that I love so, or as Dad referred to it, gastronomical suicide on a sea of whisky, with a sea day to start for some R & R and acclimate to ship life! Went on to play tourist with some shore excursions and explorations of our own-even ran across a Grizzly in the wild (From afar of course) Not looking forward to the business challenges that lay ahead but feeling recharged!. Time to refocus,tackle them head on and move on so as to not let this adversely affect my health as the anxiety I was feeling from the pressure before I left is simply a no-no.

There's our boarding call-nothing like a little 737 for a 5 hour over water flight-LOL. Thank you for everything Lisa-Love you and think we all loved this week but time to head back to reality!