Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Today is the 5th anniversary of my cancer diagnosis
Today is the 5th anniversary of my cancer diagnosis and surgery. I'll have my final scan and chest x-ray in late December at which point I'll be officially cancer-free if all goes well. After that checkup, I think I'll just have an annual blood test. A lot has happened in my life during those five years. Over all, that cancer diagnosis is one of the best things that ever happened to me. I owe my new music career to that diagnosis. My band, compositions, albums, gigs, etc. would not have happened without that life-changing motivation. Even though Lance Armstrong turned out to be a fraud in the cycling world, his cancer story and his Livestrong organization inspired me to do something positive in response to my disease. Thanks to my family, friends, fans, and God for giving me this second chance on life. Now the challenge is to keep the momentum going instead of sliding back into the everyday rut I was in prior to the diagnosis.