The 2% Mindset & Health Update

On Monday, November 15th, 2021 I had treatment at 2:30 pm. As you can see in the table below, my key bloodwork values are both up and down. Ideally, it would be good to see a higher White Blood Count (WBC) as it is an indication that my Immune System is in good shape to ….  Read More

Magic Moments

On Sunday, November 7th, 2021, Brad and I were wrapped in the love of a crew of friends as we did a Run/Ride in the Goodlife FITNESS 10K Run, one of the events during the Bluenose Marathon Weekend. “At the ancient Olympics, the only prize was the crown of olive leaves cut from the sacred ….  Read More

Notorious Phylo

When I worked at Pinecrest Camp in Ontario during the summer seasons of 1973 – 1976, one of the Counsellors-in-Training in the program I directed, started calling me Phylo. I liked the nickname but it never really stuck even though there are a handful of people who still use it today. It somehow seemed to ….  Read More

Sick Boy Podcast

Sickboy Podcast is hilarious, ridiculously insightful, and absolutely determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease! The show started with three best friends who recognized that when faced with difficult situations, illnesses, and diseases, people tighten up, they get awkward, and they simply don’t know what to say. Taking the lead from ….  Read More

Health Update – Treatment Day

Today, Monday, November 1st, 2021 is a Treatment Day at 2:30 pm. Compared with past treatments, this one is pretty easy. I show up, they hook me up using my port-a-cath, the lines are flushed, I get a small bag of saline solution to hydrate my blood, the chemo drug is added to the gravity ….  Read More

Palliative Care Team Followup

A huge shout-out to Jennifer Kim. To my surprise and delight, a local company delivered a beautiful floral arrangement that I have placed in my line of sight. I do love having fresh flowers in my home. Jennifer is a long-time friend who I met originally when she was a Team Member at the Horizon ….  Read More

Health Update – Bloodwork is Good

I do not understand how my Neutrophils and White Blood Cell counts could be so low on October 16, 2021, such that I was unable to do my treatment and a week later on my Birthday. October 25, 2021, falls within the normal range on par with anyone in the population. I guess it was ….  Read More

Health Update – Low Neut

From: Medical News Today “Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that helps heal damaged tissues and resolve infections. Neutrophil blood levels increase naturally in response to infections, injuries, and other types of stress. They may decrease in response to severe or chronic infections, drug treatments, and genetic conditions. Neutrophils help prevent infections by ….  Read More

Update – Bluenose Marathon

The chair in the image is called an Hippocampe All-Terrain Vehicle. It is part of the inventory maintained by the Inclusion and Accessibility Division or Parks and Recreation located in Captain William Spry Community Centre. Let me take a moment to offer a huge shout-out to Paul Tingley of Sport Nova Scotia for locating this ….  Read More

Health Update

Today was not a good day. It started well but went downhill quickly. I was up at 5:00 am, had a couple of poached eggs, and headed over to Brad’s for our Tuesday workout. I was feeling tired and pretty sure all we’d do is watch a few Crossfit Clips and Chat. That’s how it ….  Read More