Tuesday, August 31, 2010
After learning the results of a PET-CT scan I had this morning, I'm pleased to announce that I continue to be cancer free!
This time last year I had just finished six taxing months of chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and was about to begin the process of treating my thyroid cancer. Today, I feel great both mentally and physically. My immune system is still a little weak, but I can't remember the last time I've had to use a sick day. I'm more than 1/3rd through my MBA program at U of Arizona, and my alma mater named me Young Alumnus of the Year for my recent work with Delta Sigma Pi. I play soccer as often as I can and just last week I was able to survive a week-long backpacking trip in Colorado which included a 14k-ft. summit of Mt. Harvard.
Unfortunately, in the past year cancer took my Uncle John and too many others. For all those currently in the fight or supporting loved ones, stay strong. For everyone else, remember not to take your health for granted. Be responsible, but don't forget to live life to the fullest.