Saturday, April 9, 2011


Dear Friends:

The last time I posted to this blog I was celebrating my "graduation". My bone marrow transplant was complete and I was let out of the orbit of the medical institutions and the processes.

So now it is my "anniversary".   In fact, today (April 12, 2011) is the one year anniversary of my reboot - my bone marrow transplant.  

Mark 2.0

Today marks 365 days Cancer Free!

I thinks calls for a celebration.... and I mean that specifically <and musically>

I just had a PET Scan last week, and the labs came back "unremarkable".  That is not something you would normally aspire to being called on or judged as, but in the cancer world, this is a really good thing;  I am pleased with the results.

Dear Followers:

I have missed writing in this very specific venue.  And, I wanted to revisit this place again to commemorate the passing of time and to recognize the significance and reverberation of memory that this anniversary brings to me.  

And I wanted to reach out to all of you who have followed and supported me through this process.  Please know that I am well and working and happy and active - with NO lingering signs of damage or anything.  Those of you who are close to me physically/geographically know that, if anything, I am more alive and energetic and healthy than I was before I entered into the world of cancer.

Thanks for following my blog, and, I'm sorry for not writing for a year... my only excuse is that I've been busy.  I've been active and engaged and outside and involved - all the things that life is about.   I love my wife, I am shopping for a new bike, and going to Costa Rica to learn Spanish, and my youngest child is graduating from college, and... 

Well, now my life is boring and just normal.

Like the pathologist's report, it is:  "unremarkable".

May you all be so blessed.