Growing up is hard to do. As a 24 year old, just starting out in the working world, being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma can be a big blow. Here's my attempt at putting it behind me as smoothly as possible.

29 December, 2005

Suprise Party!

Wow. I had no idea this was going to happen at all. I was hanging out with my old high school friends, driving all over the city and we were going to end up at the Bull & Finch, one of our old watering holes. When I walked in there was my family, co-workers, friends from school and friends from rowing. Lots of people I hadn't seen in a long time. It was just incredible.

My girlfriend and one of my friends did most of the organizing and it was a great job done by all. There was an auction at the pub and people donated personally and got others to donate as well. In total they raised over $2500! Amazing! Thank you to everybody who took part, and sorry that I couldn't see you to all those who couldn't make it. I was really touched by the whole event.

27 December, 2005

Happy Holidays!

I hope everybody had a great Christmas! Ours was really nice and I'm feeling great. That's important because there has been lots of turkey to eat around here. I think my weight is almost back to normal due to excessive turkey consumption. Enjoy your New Years and be safe over the rest of the holidays!

16 December, 2005


Number 7 is done and it's going pretty well. I think I'm just excited because I get 3 weeks off after this one and I'm done for the year! I'm pretty busy for the next 3 weeks or so as friends start coming back to Calgary and Christmas parties abound. I'm excited for Dave and Laura's wedding as well!

My Dad took my picture yesterday at chemo:

14 December, 2005

Opening Day at Fernie!

I went skiing on the weekend at Fernie for opening day. Pretty good time, but I got tired out pretty quick. I had to stop skiing and head to the lodge at 3pm (skiing closes at 4pm). I tried to salvage my consciousness with a coffee and a Snickers, but I was passed out at a cafeteria table 2 minutes later. It was still a great time though.

I'm about to head in for my 7th treatment, my last one of the year! I just want this one to be over so I can enjoy Christmas/New Years. I have lots of friends coming home and I can't wait to see them all!

03 December, 2005

Halfway Done!

I have now finished number 6! They are definitely getting worse. I get this horrible taste in my mouth during the treatment and it hasn't really gone away. The nausea has been about average this time, but I'm getting very tired. Thursday I got up at 1:30pm and was back in bed by about 4pm. That would be an ideal day for me if I didn't have to do anything else!

I have one more treatment this year and then it's Christmas and Dave/Laura's wedding time!