Mental Health in 2016

The new year bring challenges to Mental Health, likely for many people – probably why #BellLetsTalk happens in January.

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BCG at full throttle

Well, it looks like the BCG shortage is really over, Session #4, which is treatments # 13 – #15 this month.

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September update

Sorry that it has been awhile, fairly busy summer overall. To add some details and examples to the video about the lack of support for Bladder Cancer.  I can’t even get Alberta Cancer Foundation, or the Alberta Cancer society, to retweet information about Bladder Cancer awareness, and the fundraising walk on social media. The only explanation people can think of is that the awareness walk doesn’t give funds to either of these entities – well doesn’t that put us in a catch 22 situation, because we don’t have enough visibility to raise any funds… part of the problem with Bladder Cancer being at the bottom of the list.  So, if… Read More

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Living with Cancer

More riding therapy

Hello all, It has been a busy summer, and I have managed to get my recommended doses of motocyclene.  I have attended a number of charity rides and events, and I think that it is theraputic for me. I am getting ready to head off on the Cruise with Cause tonight, the first event is tomorrow(saturday Aug 28).  Please check out the website HERE, and the Facebook page OVER HERE. I have amassed a large number of photos, and video that I am working on putting together, as I know I need to put out another video….. soon. I have already told you a bit about the Wheels for our Wounded Poker… Read More

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Rest in Peace Brian.

I was looking at a number of items that I haven’t completed… I have 4 blog posts in draft format, dating back to mid June.  I have hours of video, mostly unedited, quite a bit not yet viewed, and still a full memory card in the camera – not downloaded. I was feeling sorry for myself when the email came in.  A very good friend and mentor had passed after a brief, but vigorous, battle with cancer.  I reflected upon the past, and poured a rum and coke in his honour. After my diagnosis and move to Edmonton last year, Brian was one of the few people from my past… Read More

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My “One Week”

I wanted to take a trip, and make it my version of “One Week”.  There was no inspiration from a Tim Hortons cup, or other similarities to the movie, and Cancer news is already over a year old.  But, I want to take advantage of every opportunity to take advantage of life, before I become a patient that can’t. Road trips for us are fairly common, we drove most everywhere over the years, now as the kids have moved on to their own places and lives, I do more by motorcycle, and hope to continue doing so for many years to come. I delayed my start by a day, mostly… Read More

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Motocyclene Therapy

I was reading another Bladder Cancer blog and came across a post that I thought was pretty good…. outside of the Cancer, we have riding in common. motocyclene therapy I have mentioned before that my mental spirit, and focus is not where I want it to be… so, I am hoping to adopt this as a philosophy – “a common term to describe the endorphin effect that occurs when riding for a while.  Others call it “clearing the cobwebs out of the brain” or other metaphors, but the term Motorcyclene Therapy is one that both resonates and works“.   I have used riding as my fresh air through the brain… Read More

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