Favorite Quote

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
-Randy Pausch

Monday, July 19, 2010


A lot has happened and changed since my last blog entry. As it turns out, yes, it was a flare that started toward the end of January (with very mild symptoms), exacerbated during the food poisoning incident in May, and never really went away.

My last blog entry proved to be false. It wasn't just food poisoning that caused the awful reaction in May. It was food poisoning in conjunction with a flare. The flare was masked for three weeks after my Remicade Infusion, which left me (and my doc), to believe it was solely food poisoning. This proved false when I started having symptoms during my Hawaii vacation, exactly three weeks after my Infusion.

I have not blogged as it has taken me time to gather my emotions, thoughts, and spiritual being as a whole. This past month has been a real challenge on me physically, mentally and emotionally and has left me feeling stripped down to solely flesh and bone and thrown to the wolves for consumption. Thanks to supportive family and friends I am slowly starting to put the pieces back together.

As I figure out how to put this past month into words, I will leave you with an article written about me close to my one year remission date last November. The author of the article, David Longdon, was looking for cyclists with a unique story to tell. I was one that made the cut.

New blog entry coming soon...