MortalityAs warriors, we view Mortality differently than civilians. I personally only think of dying abstractly something removed from my everyday life.
I think also the older one is the better they are able to face and understand the possibility of death. My ability to cope with cancer is directly related to the fact I'm 70 years old been to two worlds fairs and a goat fuck so my mind is saying "Bring it". This is not to belittle the brave fight going on with my younger brothers and sisters. I'm talking about one's own mortality and how to cope with the possibility of death.
Which brings me to my original thought, what about loved ones. How they react is essential to the overall well being of the family. 
How do I get them through this period? I have the tendency to keep my game face on most of the time. The only thing I can do is keep reinsuring them as to the hopeful outcome.
Just some thoughts, maybe some of you who have …
Update for cancer Well, this has been a banner day (no pun intended) I now have a staff: a Nurse, a Surgeon, an Oncology Doc, a speech therapist, and a nutritionist. This all a very cool thing and makes me feel wanted. On the other hand, the dentist said I had to have some teeth removed BEFORE the radiation treatment. Four teeth and two hours later my lower lip feels like a bowling ball and I need to heal about two weeks before the radiation treatment. Ya!!!

The lesson here is TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH AT ANY AGE......

The PET scan came back as all clear will post a picture when available, there were some interesting findings about clogged arteries and gallstones but will explain later. now I just going to lay down and let the swelling go down...


Heartfelt Thanks
My heart is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the Cancer that infects my body. I wanted to share this journey with everyone and by so doing create a dialogue, one that will not only help and support my plight but that of others that are facing the same thing or have been through the devastating effects of cancer.
I have learned that several of my friends are going through the same condition as I find myself and their input has been extremely valuable. As we get into the treatment stage I will tell everyone what is going on.

NEWS FLASH!!!!!! just got an appointment with Dr. Walker in RADEON (Radiation oncology) for the 9th ya!!!! will be leaving the Tucson area for Phenoix WD Anderson hospital in the morning.
Thanks again all....


Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous Cell CarcinomaOverviewSquamous cell carcinoma of the skin is a common form of skin cancer that develops in the squamous cells that make up the middle and outer layer of the skin. Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is usually not life-threatening, though it can be aggressive in some cases. Untreated, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin can grow large or spread to other parts of your body, causing severe complications. Most squamous cell carcinomas of the skin resulting from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, either from sunlight or from tanning beds or lamps. Avoiding UV light helps reduce your risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and other forms of skin cancer. Squamous cells are found in many places in your body and squamous cell carcinoma can occur anywhere squamous cells are found. Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin refers to cancer that forms in the squamous cells found in the skin.

I have cancer

I HAVE CANCER!  Part 1: So here's the story, while we were up in Idaho this summer I was having problems swallowing and a little soreness in my throat. I thought my condition was from all of the Forrest fires. when we left the area we figured it would go away. In Roswell new Mexico after seeing a specialist I was wrong. the biopsy confirmed "Squeamish cell carcinoma" on the back of my Tongue.

So now what?... We immediately called MD Anderson up in Phoenix, AZ (thanks to the direction of a few friends) and are in the process of being admitted to one of their programs. Won't really know until they review the file and make the determination as to the treatment. On a good note MD Anderson has full RV hookup for free ya!.

Now as we wait for the go ahead from the hospital I'm contemplating blogging about my experience in hope that sharing this journey will help my family and I deal with all of the trauma. I'm not use to opening…

Guns,Guns and more Guns...

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From…

First Ammendment

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. What does this mean in relation to Religion and Government? Did you notice who exactly the First Amendment restricts? Well, it says “Congress shall make no law…..” Did you catch that? Congress….. Not government employees. Not teachers. Not even states or local governments. Not even the Supreme Court. Congress. Congress is not allowed to make any law that respects an establishment of religion or prohibits the free exercise thereof. The "establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion to another . . . I grow …