Awareness

The term awareness has taken a whole new meaning lately, and I have come to the conclusion that awareness is something the world needs more of… I have more time sitting back in Edmonton now….. should do better at getting videos and info up.

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The simple things in life

One of the key elements that cancer includes is a keen desire to reflect on the past, the finer things, and the simpler things.  It will also help you turn your thoughts towards the future with a careful reflection upon our past, the things we did or didn’t do, why we did or didn’t do something, and do we want to do something about it, are the factors used to decide upon the path to follow when making decisions in the present. I used to confuse people when we were drinking by occasionally making up some wildly philosophic saying, credit it to an unknown important sounding person in the past. … Read More

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More to add

I forgot to include a few things on my last video… I remembered them during the editing, but still forgot to add them.  I explain my mind racing a little better – I think, but I also remembered the shout out that I wanted to do.  I did this quickly – 1 take… so that I didn’t forget again. Here is the link to the Dalhousie group that I encourage all my Halifax friends, family etc to check out. www.facebook.com/groups/1549348405300091/ From thier “about” section  – Bladder cancer is currently the fifth most common cancer in Canada but has very little awareness and reasearch funding compared to other major cancers. We would like… Read More

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short chat about what I have been learning

So, I have learned a few things about my camera – after I learned about messing up the focus…, had a bit of a snag with lighting, then the furnace started…  Overall, not much new- only took me 3 days to get this video completed… but I realized that my hair was a mess and I say UMMM and AHHH way tooo much.  I even editted a number of them out of it.  I do have some new tricks though. I have another idea that I will try tomorrow….

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Emotions

I recently had a phone call that is never fun.  Someone close to me had a doctor tell him that of what ails him; cancer is one of the possible answers to his current situation. We chatted about the ups and downs about the roller coaster ride of what a cancer diagnosis would do to his emotions.  After the call, I thought about how I went through the ride, and how I still feel about the ride, as it is still ongoing. The good news, his current situation is most likely not cancer. The day that I flew down to Edmonton, to meet with the uroligist, and the days preceding that… Read More

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Its all about your perspective

I have a goal for the blog/vlog project that I am doing.  I will use written blogs to talk about cancer in general, give some links to things that I am following, and a little bit about what I am doing right now.  I will endeavor to make the videos more about what I am doing right now, the cancer treatments / procedures, and what I am looking towards doing.  Will this format change – probably, but this is what I will try for now.  At some point soon, I will also start to include some details on what I am learning about doing this blog, why I chose this… Read More

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More about why I want to do this.

I should probably explain more about why I am doing this than I mentioned in the video.  The video was a bit of an experiment to see how well it will work as an option for interaction.  I know that many will agree with my comment of “face for radio, voice for print”, so I will not subject everyone to videos all the time.  I also decided to mix my product delivery method so that people have the option of how to interact. My thought with the FB page https://www.facebook.com/chronicleswithcancer is that there will be an opportunity to share and have open discussions about Cancer.  The internet is a pretty vast treasure trove of information –… Read More

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So, I attempted to make an introductory video

So, I made a video to try and explain a little bit about what and why I am doing this…… I also have made a facebook page, check it out and like it.  More importantly – please share to your networks. http://youtu.be/gXJtWPUfDE4 https://www.facebook.com/chronicleswithcancer

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Coming soon

As I start to find ways of wrapping my mind around my future with Cancer, I know that there will be many changes in my lifestyle.  There are many unknowns that I get to figure out – not the least of which is:  What to do now that I have to grow up and get a real job due to the fact that I will no longer be able to be a military aviator. I have started a facebook page that people can like to promote discussion and ideas. https://www.facebook.com/chronicleswithcancer videos and opening intros coming soon.

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