Still alive and kicking

It’s been a long time since I posted. I’m not sure why.

Here’s what I’ve been doing.

  1. Competing in scentwork trials with my golden retriever (he’s awesome)
  2. Watching lots of TV shows and movies and escaping reality
  3. Missing my prostate, which was removed by a robot because it was full of cancer (well, a doctor used a robot to cut it out)
  4. Feeling depressed, which has fortunately gone away
  5. Working and feeling frustrated with the lack of control I have over my job, which is a result of having cystic fibrosis and not being able to build a normal career
  6. Fighting infections and suffering a lot during them. Glad I’m getting older, but it doesn’t make exacerbations easier. They’re getting way more painful. Not sure why
  7. Dreaming of doing something else with my life but not having the courage or knowledge of where to start
  8. Helping my wife and daughter raise money for cystic fibrosis research
  9. Getting stressed with having a President who’s not very bright and a tax cheat (I’m in a good place now and don’t read as much about him)
  10. Doing my treatments three times a day, every day, and trying to decode life at the same time