Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy birthday to me

I turned 32 today. That's significant, at least to me, because a year ago I was about to start the process of harvesting my stem cells and then the transplant itself.

Ti and I were at Mohegan Sun last year, we spent a few nights. Margaritaville opened, and we closed it out. That is probably the last time I can remember being pretty buzzed and out somewhere to enjoy it.

Anyway, I had a nice dinner, and a few days of stuff to look forward to. Have a good night, and big balls.

- B

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Good Night, and Big Balls explained. . .

So I have closed out a good number of posts with the phrase, "Good Night, and Big Balls!", which is how John Henson (YES, THAT John Henson) closes out an episode of Wipeout!. Which is the bestest game show ever created. Anything where very out of shape people take on an obstacle course where they are guaranteed to bounce off of something and into some water or mud is an instant hit in my book. Not to mention that typically there are multiple obstacles with big balls in them.

Anyway, I am free of cancer, and have decided to take a break from the cancer community. Not a permanent one, just a breather so I can get out of the "I'm sick and need to be around others like me" mentality and back into what life was pre-lumpy throat. I think the online support system, as well as everyone I've dealt with at the hospitals are great - I just want to not dwell on the last two years of my life and move onto the next part.

At the end of this sabbatical, which I figure will be in September/Oct, I'm going to do the LLS Light the Night walk. I'll post about it soon because I need to get volunteers, money, etc. to do it. It's a great cause, and it's for a great group of people who need help - I should know, I was one of them.

I'll talk to you all later.

GN and BB!