Sunday, November 23, 2008
positive overall." With my "first do no harm" motto and the knowledge that vitamin k2 toxicity is almost nonexistent adding K2 (along with the already present and monitored vitamin D) is a no brainer.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I guess you'll have to be patient on that front.
I started making sound with a mandolin a while ago. The tuning and fingering is the same as a violin which I used to be able to make music with. It is definately not like a violin and I don't make music - yet. I am having a great time though. It stretches my neurons.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
At the beginning of October Geoff's Light the Night team raised $550 for the Western NY Leukemia and Lymphoma (and Myeloma) Society. They are a great in the trenches type of organization. They were the first people to call me after my diagnosis and connected me up with a few other survivors. The total team raised almost 5 grand in my name. Wow!
Two weeks ago Thursday I gave a 5 minute closing emotional hook at the annual Gilda's Club WNY fund raising breakfast. That one hour bash raised over 200 grand. I'd like to think my 5 minute story hooked and reeled in a little bit of extra cash for the best club I've ever been a member of.
Saturday night Lu and I along with 28 of our friends went to an IMF fund raising event "Evening for a Cure" and raised a bit over 2 grand for my oncologist's research efforts. There were another 190 folks there so I'm hoping the proceeds will be enough to keep one more staff member going for another year. I feel so blessed to have an oncologist who is doing cutting edge world renown myeloma research.
I am profoundly touched and honored by the generosity and compassion of my friends and mostly by acknowledging your and their love and support of me. It bring tears to my eyes every time I think about it.
I hope all is well with everyone. I'm certainly excited today (a Dex day which started at 3 AM). I'm playing really crappy mandolin now and getting more genuine every day.