Friday, June 19, 2009

All is well.

Hi everyone,

I hope that everyone is doing great. I can't believe that it's almost been a month since I last updated what's happening. Everything has been going well. I was thinking about why I haven't updated my Blog for almost a month and the reality is I really don't have anything wild and crazy to talk about. I guess that's a good thing, isn't it?

I've been spending a lot of time in the yard helping my Mom. She's awesome and does a great job at garden / yard stuff. All I really know what to do is pick things up and mow the lawn. :) She's heading back to White Rock on Tuesday after we get the results from my next MRI. Hard to believe that it's already been 6 months since she "moved" here to help us out. Tons of thanks and love goes out to her!!!

I'm in for an update MRI tonight. Funny way to spend a Friday night vs. the old young days of figuring out which bar to go to. :) Life changes, now doesn't it.

I've also been asked by a company to come in to their lunch meeting of about 200 people and tell my story of what I've been dealing with for the last 12 years and how I've taken on this challenge. Huge honour to say the least. Luckily I've been writing a lot of my thoughts down over the challenging trip that I'm on right now. The title I think is simply going to be "The guy named Ryan".

Been biking around a lot trying to keep in shape. It's kind of funny that one of the side effects of Avastin is weakness in your upper legs. When I'm riding up a hill and the legs are burning in pain, my response to it is simply - "that's all you got? and I push it even harder. Dealing with cancer only gives me more power. The power to fight!!!

I'll update some more on Tuesday with the results of the MRI.

Have a great weekend!


Caroline said...

Glad to hear from you.
We hope you have a great weekend as well. Caroline and Grant

Bob Cotter said...

Nice to hear that things are going well this past month, Ryan. Best wishes for a positive meeting next week.

Bob (Elias' father-in-law).