Well as it turns out I am going to have Chemo Therapy for my Cancer. I saw all of my doctors and all of them say that it would be a good idea if I did Chemo, in the event that there are a few cells floating around my system. My kidney doctor originally said that I dod not need Chemo. But after I saw him the other day he said it may be a smart idea to have a few sessions to kill any cells.

So, the 21st may be my first treatment. I went to have a “port” put into my right upper chest to make it easier to give me the Chemo. It sure beats trying to start an IV due to the fact I am a hard guy to find good veins.

So, wish me luck and I’ll follow up on how I’m doing at a later date.


D-Day in America

Donald TrumpWell today is D-Day, or Donald day here in America. In a few hours, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States, replacing Obama and defeating Clinton for the spot.

What will our future bring? No one knows for sure but I will say this…. he may surprise everyone and do and act like the president. He needs to change some of his ways like stop Twittering. The Secret Service made Obama give up his Blackberry when he took office but it remains to be seen what “The Donald” will do that is presidential.

Will he and his family live at the White House or live in Trump Tower in New York City. Don’t know but we will all soon find out.

Lots of protests planned for the day. Lots of big name entertainment cancelled performing today. Lots of politicians both Democrat and Republicans not showing up for today’s event.

I am still waiting for Miley CyrusAmy Schumer, Chelsea Handler,  Dunham, Jon Stewart, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symone, Keegan-Michael Key, Ne-Yo, Samuel L. Jackson, Barbra Streisand and Bryan Cranston, all claimed to leave America if Trump wins. Guess what…. they are all still here. In fact I am still waiting for Alex Baldwin to leave when he said if Bush wins. Still here.

That’s all I got for now………….


Still Hurtin’

I am still hurtin’ but it gets easier day by day. On the plus side I have lost about 20 lbs. I just hope it does not find me again.


Just takes time….

Went for my post op checkup the other day and everything was ok.

Pretty much all that is needed for me to get better is to rest and to know that it is going to take time to heal.

Don’t like being stuck in the house but if that’s what I need to do then that’s what I am going to do.


Christmas Day..

Well it has been a rough few days since my surgery. Pain, uncomfortable, not sleeping. But today is Christmas. Nothing bad happens on Christmas Day.

Tuesday I go see the doctor for a post op visit. My catheter will be removed then. I believe that is the base of all my pain and suffering. You just can’t get comfortable when you have one. I told the doctor that I could take it out because I have done so in the past but he said he needed to see me Tuesday anyway so he will do it then.

So, that’s where I stand, or sit, or lean………. getting better day by day.

To everyone…. Have a Merry Christmas.

It’s Done

Christmas HollyI checked out of the hospital today at 12:30. I couldn’t get rid of the feeling that I forgot something. Maybe I’ll remember.

Very much discomfort and pain. Main so bad I thought I was going to die. Called for the nurse who called the doctor and the solution to stop the pain was to walk. I guess when the operate using the Robot, they pump gas into your abdomen to have more room. After the operation they can’t suck all the gas out so it rumbles around in your body cavity. The was to remove the gas is to walk. So you are in pain, and walking is suppose to help.

Anyway, I am home and on the mend. I’ll keep posted on my progtess.




Yesterday I went to the hospital that is doing my surgery for pre-testing. I did a blood test, EKG and a chest x-ray. It took way to long to get those things done. I was there like forever.

Last week I went for a PET scan to see if there was any other cancer growing anywhere else. My doctor called me a few day’s later and told me everything was fine and only where the tumor is showed up on the scan. Miracles of medicine.

Anyway, I am all set to go for the 20 Dec surgery. I am sure everything will be alright. So that’s all….


Kidney Surgery

Well, on the 20th of December I am having my right kidney and ureter removed. My doctor feels that this is the best option to get rid of the cancer tumor growing in my ureter. Rather then trying to just remove the tumor and maybe leaving some particles in there, removal is the best.

Depending what type of cancer it is will decide if I need any chemo or radiation treatments. The tumor, based on the brushing they did when they put the stent in is a high grade form of cancer so I guess I am ok with the removal.

Buy hey, it will be close to Christmas and I would rather be getting stuff then losing stuff! 😉


Health Issues

I seem to be going through some health issues. I won’t bore you with all the details but the condensed version is this;

I have a tumor in my right ureter. I went last week to the hospital here in Florida and the doctors took a brushing of the tumor to get enough cells so it can be analyzed and determine what type of tumor it is. I am hoping for a low grade, non life threatening type of tumor. But we will see. I had to get stent put in to my right ureter so I could pee.

Tuesday I have to go for a PET scan to see if there is any cancer anywhere else in my body. On Wednesday I go to the surgeon to discuss the options I have. One option is to cut the ureter on each side of the tumor and then reconnect the ureter. The other option is more severe….. take out the right kidney and ureter. Not looking forward to that.

So, that’s what I have been up to……….. and the Bears still suck.


They Did it……… Who cares

Cubs winThe Cubs won their right to go to the World Series and play the best of 7 against the Cleveland Indians. The first game is Tuesday and they will be in Cleveland.

Go Chicago team but the Cubs weren’t suppose to be in the position they are. They are the Cubs. A team that coined the expression “wait till next year.” That is what was suppose to happen. They were suppose to melt down, start throwing the ball away at first base, not win.

But they did, and I am happy for Chicago.