First Trip after all the Cancer Treatments.

I am finally finished with all my cancer treatments. So in-between doctor visits we decided to go and see our youngest grandson. He is going to Blinn  Jr College In Bryan Texas/College Station Texas. We always drive down and I always do the driving, even though Charlotte says that she would drive some. It was a good 91/2 hour trip, and I guess dealing with the cancer took more out of me than I thought for I was one tired puppy when we got there.

Colten was at work when we got into town and he did not get off till late. The plan was to meet up with him before he went to work on Saturday. He woke up late, plus he realized he had to work from 10 am to 5 pm. His Mom and dad came up from Houston so we all hung out till Colten got off work. Our oldest grandson only works about 30 miles away so we all met him half way. We felt truly blessed because it turns out we got to see the whole family.

Sunday morning we met the kids down in the lobby of the motel. We had a good time drinking coffee and visiting with each other. We were waiting on Colten to get around and text us that he was ready for us to meet up with him. Finley his mom called him and woke him up. We met him for lunch, then took him shopping for some clothes. I noticed a lot of parents had their college kids out buying the clothes and shoes.

The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library is located on the Texas A&M campus. So we went in to check it out.

Afterwards we asked Colten where he would like to eat. He said that the Mad Taco was a great place so we took him their. Jeremy and Aubrey had to get back to Houston and we headed back toward Amarillo.

Hated to leave but all good things must come to an end.


Radiation it is finished.

First I would like to say a big thank you  to all the techs, nurses, and doctors, at Harrington Cancer center for all they have done for me. Making every thing I went through as pleasant of an experience as possible.

It is finished, today 2/19/2018 I had my last radiation treatment. I was supposed to have completed it last Friday 2/16/2018 but due to the machine breaking down we had to carry one treatment over to this week.

When I finished this one they pinned a flower on my shirt and as I was walking out they kept blowing a horn letting everyone know that it was my last one.

Third week of radiation done.

I have completed my third week of radiation. I see the doctor every Thursday, and he asked me if I was having any problems or pain. I told him no and was he sure that the machine was even turned on. He just laughed and said he would see me next week. Six more treatments and I am through, yeah.

44 Years ago.

Just a short 44 years ago I had a big surprise. My wife was 8 months pregnant, she started having contractions and felt that the baby was coming. We took our daughter over to some friend and then I rushed her to the hospital. You have to realize that back then they did not have sonograms. So while we were at the hospital the nurses were talking with each other about a woman who had twins the night before was about a month early. So they asked if they could do an x-ray of Charlotte and we said yes. When they came back from taking the x-ray they showed us that there were indeed 3 backbones, Charlotte’s and two little ones on each side of hers. This was when we found out that we were having twins. 

So Happy Birthday to Jeremy who is the oldest by two minutes of Jeffery. Love you sons. Pop’s.

Radiation 2 nd week.

Just realized that it was 6 months today that I was diagnosed with my cancer. Praise the Lord that I am in remission and felling so great.

As of today 2/2/2018 I have had only 8 treatments instead of 10. As it turns out the machine that I use for my radiation treatment is down for repairs. I received a call last Wednesday that the machine  was down, then I received a call that they got it to working so I went in and received that treatment. Then Yesterday I received a call saying it was down again and that a repairman was called in to fix it, and that they would call me again when it was fixed. Well they called back Thursday afternoon and said they would have to cancel my appointment for that day and also for Friday. This only puts me two days behind no big deal. Yea just got a call from Harrington Cancer Center that the machine is repaired and that I will get my treatment today, so I will be behind only one day.