It has been a long time since I sat at the computer and wrote a message. In fact, the last time I posted an entry on my CaringBridge.org site was December 2011.
With the launch of my new website, I wondered why it’s been so long. I quickly realized that much of the posting on CaringBridge was to communicate difficult news. Today, I am inspired to share a new, positive message. I see this blog as a fresh opportunity to share my experience, struggles, strength and hope.
For those of you new to my journey, here is a quick history. I am married and have two kids in college, a son and daughter. In September 2009, two weeks after completing Ironman Louisville, I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer (I was 48 years old). Two weeks after that my two sisters (both in their early sixties) had colonoscopies, one had precancerous polyps and the other Stage III colon cancer (today she is cancer free). I was treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy and had a colon resection and liver resection. Today I continue to receive chemotherapy and remain optimistic that the longer I survive the better a chance for a cure. Read More