Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Good The Bad And The Ugly

The Good
Well, my brother cancerous kidney was removed without much difficulty.
They had believed that it may have spread to his pancreas and spleen, but when they went in there were no metastacy to either of the other two organs. My brother is at home and healing well.
My brother is a bit of a professional groupie/roadie and is well known among many of Omaha's local bands. There are a few bands that have decided to have a benefit concert to raise money to pay for my brother's medical expenses. They are planning on holding it some time around his birthday the second or third week of August.

The Bad
The lungs, seem to have gotten the brunt of the cancer mets. They are putting him at stage four lung cancer. Also, his kidney levels are off. It doesn't seem that his sole kidney is picking up the slack for its missing mate. Not good.

The Ugly
As I've said before he went through chemo and radiation during his early teens, has seen our sister go through recent chemo and radiation. With those factors weighing in on his mind he is seriously considering not to undergo any of it.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

New Tattoo

OK, my wife wanted to get me a new tattoo for Father's day.
We got a baby sitter, went out on a date..Italian food, if you want to know.
Then we went to a highly recommended tattoo artist here in town.
Jose Sanchez AKA "The Ink father"
Well, he was in such high demand that the first opening he had was last night.
After two hours. It finally turned out as shown.
(It's on my right calf.)

Stay tuned.
I want at least two more.