Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I'm ALIVE!

I have another maintenance treatment under my belt!  WOO HOO!  The best part about it was that I had a surprise visitor!  CHRIS!  OMGosh...it's absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to be anything but ecstatic around her!  I didn't think to pull my camera out....so I looked back at some old photos and found my favorites....well....ok.....I admit it....they're ALL my favorites...but these really capture what we do best when we are around each other.  

When we're together, we LAUGH and TELL STORIES and then LAUGH some more!  I am alive because I have this angel by my side.....






I am off to the wild blue yonder tomorrow!  YEE HA!  My first trip on a plane in....WOW ....probably 9 or 10 years!  I'm going to wear a mask on the plane and be really careful about germs....but I'm also GOING TO HAVE THE TIME OF MY LIFE WITH MY SOULMATE!!!  "Califernia" (as she used to call it when I lived there), here we come!!  

I could not be more grateful to each and every single one of you who are reading this blog!  
You (yes, ) keep me ALIVE!   

Always forward, never back,
,
Bubba
CEO of Save My Ass Technologies, Inc.

Friday, October 27, 2017

STRONG ZUMBA!

Tonight I went WAAAAAAAAAAAY out of my comfort zone and did STRONG ZUMBA!  
O.  M.  G.  
It WHOOPED my butt, but I feel SO CHARGED UP!!!  I can honestly say that I would not have tried this if it wasn't for Cancer and living every single moment to it's fullest potential!  The instructor, Maria, is one of the most inspirational people that I've ever come across in my life (and I've met Maya Angelou).  She just oooooooozes with love, and shares it with EVERYBODY!  Today she posted that she was going to be leading a STRONG ZUMBA class tonight, and included this...

See why I could NOT resist?!?!  

This is Maria w/my 2 Warriors!  !!! 



I'm gonna feel this tomorrow...yikes :)  

Always forward, never back,
,
Bubba
CEO of Save My Ass Technologies, Inc.

Flu shot

Got my flu shot today.  And Dr. Kritz said "and make sure all those around you get one too."

Always forward, never back,
,
Bubba
CEO of Save My Ass Technologies, Inc.

Snot productivity on the rise, but my body is fighting it!

This week my snot productivity has been on the rise...but I feel good and have no fever.  Earlier in the week I felt sort of miserable when I woke up in the morning, but the past couple of days I'm feeling better.  Met with Dr. Kritz today just to make sure all was cool for my treatment next week and I passed with flying colors!  He thinks it's just due to the weather changes.

BP:  98/65  WOW!
Blood counts:  GOOD!
Temp:  97.7  ROCKED IT!
BMI:  23  WOO HOO!

I'm feeling pretty good about how my body is functioning and Dr. Kritz agreed.  He poked me all over and didn't feel anything out of the ordinary!  YES!!  I told him that Bertha and I were now at peace with each other...because as long as neither of us get out of control, me with my living/eating habits and her with growing (at all!), we BOTH live.  

Today I was even feeling good enough about myself to tuck in my t-shirt today for the first time in....oh.....I don't know....25 years or so!  LOL!  I wore my Mom's vest to the appointment and even got a slight little wiff of her Shalimar perfume.  There are no coincidences :)  

This was in the bathroom of the restaurant I went to last night with a fellow NHL Warrior.  LOVE IT!
Always forward, never back,
,
Bubba
CEO of Save My Ass Technologies, Inc.

Remembering how it all started...

I've been thinking about my Mom a lot lately.  I went to a Cancer support group meeting last night and it brought back SOOOOO many memories of when my Mom and I would go to support meetings together.  She would always call me late in the afternoon and ask me where we were going to meet and what I wanted to eat.  The answer was always the same, "at the Cancer Center" and "peanut butter and jelly sandwich".  My Mom made *THE BEST* PB&J sandwiches!  It's my answer to "if you were deserted on an island and could only have one thing to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be".

In prep for the support meeting, I dug out my Mom's lime green vest....just to see if it would fit.....and guess what?!!!!.....

I could not be happier!  It is perfect!

Having been thru the journey with my Mom, it has given me a tremendous amount of confidence and strength for my fight.  There was a newly diagnosed lady at the meeting last night...with the same kind of Cancer as mine....and hearing her talk reminded me of how I felt after my Mom told me "I have Cancer".  It's one of those things that you have to experience to understand fully.  But then I thought about when *I* heard those words....and especially after I learned that I have Follicular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma...how I immediately knew that I've totally got this.

Yes.  I have dark moments.
Yes, I still get in a funk and think it absolutely SUCKS that I have an incurable type of Cancer.

BUT....

I'm able to pull myself out of that darkness and find the strength to Carpe Diem!  And I owe a lot of that strength to my Mom.  In celebration of her fight and of her bravery against this incurable beast, I HAVE TOTALLY, WHOLEHEARTEDLY, ABSOLUTELY GOT THIS!  


Always forward, never back,
,
Bubba
CEO of Save My Ass Technologies, Inc.



A refreshing break from the every day routine....

This week my team at work took a refreshing little break from our every day routine and just enjoyed each other's company.  It was AWESOME!  

These ladies give me strength every single day to keep fighting my fight.

Yes, this was my one drink for the month of October!  YUMMY!


Always forward, never back,
,
Bubba
CEO of Save My Ass Technologies, Inc.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Quotes

Of course I gotta add some quotes on here!  These are the ones that have spoken to me the loudest lately....


Always forward, never back,
,
Bubba
CEO of Save My Ass Technologies, Inc.