Category Archives: family

Milestones

Thirty five years ago this July was the last time I lined up for nationals and it was the 1985 edition in Hamilton. The 85 road course was brutal and with the first climb up Sydenham Hill, now know as … Continue reading

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Reset

I haven’t posted in over a year and at about this time in 2018 I was beginning my last chemo-therapy treatment. The past twelve months have had highs and lows and if I could sum it up in one word … Continue reading

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Phase III, round N+1

I haven’t written much since December and I don’t think I have really shared some of the darker moments that I have experienced along with the pain that you walk through with cancer. I want people to see the positive … Continue reading

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Moving on to 2018

“I’m starin’ through my rear view, doin’ ’bout 90 The pedal to the metal, so I can’t see what’s behind me” (yes I listen to Tupac) In many ways I don’t want to look back on 2017 and share and … Continue reading

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November

Looking out a window from our cozy house at the trees and grounds that have been recently blanketed with puffy layers of snow leaves me with a feeling of quiet content. I always love November and the transition to winter … Continue reading

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In Between Days

Four weeks ago I finished a long course of chemo-radiation therapy and since then I have been recovering and getting ready for surgery which is coming up in mid November. My surgeon is confident and the outcome of the initial … Continue reading

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Round 6 “Sunny Days”

Yesterday was the last day of chemo-radiation therapy. Six weeks in total. I had no idea how hard it would get but I’m still not sure how hard it was… I have no experience in life to compare it to. … Continue reading

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Round 5

It’s taken me a few days to sit and write about last week’s treatments, mostly because I am wiped and I now understand what a fighter goes through more than ever. In cycling you get dropped and the race is … Continue reading

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Round 4

This past week was tough. The treatments I’m doing are leveling, or flattening, me out which in turn messes with my head. It’s hard to accept a physical state that I am not use to. I either overestimated my ability … Continue reading

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Round 3

Last week I finished my second week of treatments and I had no idea how each day would progress. For the most part I found myself feeling better through the week but on a daily basis would be wiped by … Continue reading

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