Not Kidding- Cancer's a Punk

$6,381 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 19 months

Thanks to the generosity of so many people, I've been able to stay at home and focus on healing from my first shoulder surgery- including through the extra month that my doctor has required. I'm not 100% yet, but I'm so much better than I was. My sweetheart and I are incredibly grateful to have been the recipients of so much kindness.

As I've been recovering from that surgery, it has been discovered that I have cancer.  I've officially been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma.  Apparently it started on the base of my tongue and we found out about it because about a week after my surgery I had a sore throat & one side of my neck swelled up. After antibiotics did not work, they did a lot of testing and they came back with this cancer.


Luckily they found it early... the tumor is relatively small and so far it's only spread to the one lymph node. I've decided to go along with the recommendations of my oncologist and will undergo 5 - 7 weeks of radiation treatments, 5 days a week.

We know that I'm going to be just fine, but radiation can be tough. In anticipating that, there have been a few who have asked me to set up this new page. To say that we're appreciative of any more generosity is an understatement.  In fact, it's a little overwhelming- but in the very best way. 

On Thursday, 20 April we're going to meet with the radiologist/oncologist to do another CAT scan and then whatever we have to do to get this show started. Of course we'll keep you all in the loop as things move along. 

It's scary to hear the word cancer, especially when someone's saying that word to you. Yes, it was a little depressing to hear it when I was already recovering from something, but really I can never be sad for too long.  My life is pretty awesome still, and I have so much I still want to do. I know that I'm going to totally kick this cancer's ass, especially with your encouragement and support.

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Raised by 86 people in 19 months
Created April 16, 2017
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CW
$25
Cindy Wilson
15 months ago

You will be a member of "The Cancer Survivors" Club! Praying for your healthy recovery!

RK
$50
Randall Kerr
15 months ago

Wishing much love to the greatest Hate! My son, Evan, and I are big fans and praying for your recovery! Hope to see you out and about on your scooter soon.

$100
Anonymous
16 months ago
$100
Anonymous
17 months ago
SN
$100
Susan Norman
17 months ago

We were City employees together...rarely exchanging more than a nod on the Annex elevators. But, you were certainly a statement for living your life and everyone who knew you said you were a lovely man. Please keep bringing that energy into this world. May good health be yours, soon.

$500
Susan Venus
17 months ago

We Love You Guys

$20
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17 months ago
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