Ghost Pains

Cancer Ghost Pains are something that I really had to figure out what was going on after all my treatment as a new survivor. These pains can be especially cruel, manifesting itself long past the point where they should have gone away and lingered for months afterward. It’s hard enough trying to get back into […]

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Cancer Survivorship Plan

Very little about Cancer Survivorship has been discussed with the growing need for guidance not only for lymphoma survivors but cancer survivors in general. This has been tough as a survivor because all the resources and information that’s online is fragmented and scattered throughout the internet. This makes the information pretty hard to find and […]

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Are Biopsies Painful?

There is no good way to say that a Biopsy is a simple procedure or an event that will not cause you any discomfort. Are Biopsies Painful? Unfortunately, Yes they are. It’s been important for me as a survivor to start being involved. Many people are really confused and scared about the process that goes […]

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Why it’s important to know your “WHY”

It’s safe to say that I was a pretty lost soul after getting out of the hematology floor at Presbyterian St. Luke’s in Denver. Of course, I was excited about the fact that I was alive and able to share my story. The reality was a very scary proposition. I essentially came out of the […]

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Fortunat times

They say that life is full of peaks and valleys, highs and lows.  After this last month, I am a complete believer in that! July 25th, my dad and I went up to Charlotte Queen Adventures to do a little salmon fishing around the Queen Charlotte Island in BC and enjoy a little time away […]

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People are Scared to ask Questions

I was really fortunate to grow up in a good community. A small community where you knew everyone and everyone knew you. With that, also comes gossip and the quintessential nosy neighbor.
 Now, I don’t consider this a bad thing.
 When I was diagnosed, and as word spread, I would encounter people that were very […]

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MTNMeister Podcast

So around mid May 2014, I did an interview for a new sports Podcast called MTN Meisters. I did this interview with Russell and Ben for a number of reasons. From telling my story about growing up in Breckenridge Colorado to talking about Snowboarding’s history, to bringing awareness to Hodgkins Lymphoma through my story. We […]

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Finding Purpose: ESPN Story

I wanted to get a quick post out about an interview I did for ESPN… While I was going through treatment, I ended up doing an interview with a friend Devon O’neal for ESPN online. This story is about my professional snowboarding career and finding purpose as a cancer patient. I remember vividly when the […]

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2 A Sedated Life: Life before Lymphoma

A Sedated Life definition: A life with no Meaning or Purpose I wanted a good way to explain how a life that has no meaning or purpose is supposed to sound. And “A Sedated Life” was really the best combination of words that could explain where I am coming from. A life that just exists in […]

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How’s your Life Balance?

Life Balance, Really? I don’t know about you, but more often than not my life feels like it is absolute chaos. Life Balance seems to be the furthest things away that i’m thinking about. There aren’t many constant things or events that happen. Aside from death and taxes the only other one I can think […]

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