A Brief Update

I intended to blog today from the Chemo Room at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. I’m not. I’m writing from the comfort of my couch because I flunked my the-f-wordblood test. I’ve never failed a test before. They should really Continue reading “A Brief Update”


Some Great News

There are now five days in my life that I will never forget; the one when the most incredible, loving and supportive woman I ever met agreed to marry me, the two when my children came into my life, the one when an ER doctor bluntly told me I had cancer, and yesterday.

GoodNewsThe good and the bad in life seem Continue reading “Some Great News”

On The TV News!

Global BC News has done a story on me and the Canadian Bucket List Foundation.

GlobalThese guys are amazing. The reporter, Aaron McArthur, was thoughtful and caring. He put me at ease immediately and made the entire experience a pleasure. The consummate professional.

I think they might have been more impressed with Wendy’s garden than with my eloquent vociferation of the goals a purposes of the Foundation. They certainly have a lot more footage of flowers and greenery than they used on the news.

Watch the news item here.

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The one thing on my bucket list

I’m writing today from the chemo clinic at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. ClinicThey have me plugged in to the IV drips and the poisons are flowing. This is the sixth round of chemo and I thought it might be the last. My oncologist told me yesterday there will be at least 6 more. Three more months of chemo brain and getting my ass whipped at Scrabble.

She also told me that, depending on the opinion of the liver surgeon in two weeks, we may be dealing with an indefinite period of chemo treatments. Lovely. Continue reading “The one thing on my bucket list”

Operation Invitation Clarification

My post yesterday invited all readers to celebrate my first annual last birthday by saying “your first annual goodbyes on June 5th”.

I didn’t mean to suggest you travel anywhere or that I was having a party.

What I am suggesting is that you write a few words for this blog. Maybe your version of my obituary.  Tell a story, share an anecdote, tell lies, expose truths; have fun with it.

To be absolutely clear, I have no intention of dying. In fact, it’s the last thing I intend to do, literally.

Maybe there will be a 2nd, 3rd, 4th annual last birthday celebration here on colontosemicolon. Hopefully, the series will be cancelled before #2 due to a clean bill of health.

In the meantime, my birthdays come with an open invitation to celebrate, here on colontosemicolon, whatever relationship you and I have, however long, short, close or distant.

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