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5 days of exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 tricep lifts, 450 squats, 300 back flexes
I fell asleep to “The Struts” the only 2 albums they have out “Everybody Wants” & “Young & Dangerous”.
I exercised to “Kelly Clarkson” the album “All I Ever Wanted”
YOU WONT HEAR FROM ME UNTIL MONDAY OR TUESDAY. FAMILY DAY ON MONDAY A VACATION DAY.
One thing that I’d like to explain clearly. There was body shaming going around Kelly Clarkson. I said that “I’ll never see her so it doesn’t matter” what I meant was, I’ll never see her live & if she’s happy & feels healthy, who cares. Weight or no weight she still sounds the same.
I did get a little more information from my mother about the day I passed out at work & was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.
Mom was home sick with the flu, Kim, dad, & Mitch were all at work. It was morning of Tuesday, February 5th. Time of day is questionable. I was taken to the Pasqua hospital, Kim came into the back of the Ambulance with me. They took me to the wrong hospital, I was then taken to the General hospital. My parents, brother, Sherry & James were all there before us. I guess my mom was a wreck. She kept asking if I was there yet. They kept telling her that I wasn’t. She then mentioned that her son mass bleeding in his brain. They told her I was on the way there.
Once I was at the right hospital the surgeon was tied up finishing a lengthy surgery. I had to wait a bit to have 2 of my 3 brain surgeries. My brother had to restrain my mother so the doctors could do their job. He had to tell her that while pulling her back. I blacked out in the Ambulance before it left the parking lot at work. So this part of it I don’t remember at all.
I was unconscious for a week in an induced coma & 3 weeks in an un-induced coma. I was in the ICU that entire time.
My mother wanted to stay once I was in the ICU, she wanted to have someone familiar for me to wake up to. One of the nurses finally told her to just go home, since I wasn’t going to wake up that day.
The next day, I assume, I had my 3rd brain surgery. Every night until I woke up, someone was sitting with me in case I woke up after being told I had a 5-15% chance of waking up at all. Mom, dad, Mitch, & Kim I believe all took turns sitting with me in case I woke up.
I did wake up in the ICU. I think Kim was just outside of the ICU? I vaguely remember waking up. There were a handful of empty beds in the ICU & the nurse brought whoever was there in to see me & knew I wanted to get out of that room. I was moved to the Pasqua Hospital for recovery & low intensive physiotherapy. I stayed there for a little more than a year. Celebrated my 29th birthday in January of 2009 in the auditorium there, with roughly 75 friends & family. Mom made a TON of chili for everyone, Grandma made 2 big cakes vanilla & chocolate, & a cooler full of pop. I haven’t walked on my own since the morning of Tuesday, February 5th, 2008. Ah well, at least I can work on it! This story might never have been told, by me at least. I don’t remember it well as I get further away from that date. “In the end it doesn’t even matter.” I’m here but I don’t remember much of 2008, I was asleep for most of that year. “You gotta sink before you swim” I guess?
All of this talk of surviving cancer tells me I’m not done here yet! There’s something else I need to do.
Yep, I planned Valentine’s Day supper for Kim. A Reservation at her favourite restaurant, & my parents could take Brewster for the evening. Brewster has serious anxiety issues & can’t be left alone.
On Wednesday she came home from work & decided she’d rather stay in. Easier to hear me, I have a fairly quiet voice. Kim came home with Dairy Queen for supper & some DQ ice cream for both of us. We just watched TV & cuddled on the couch. So, another quiet evening at home.
She also bought me some beer, she knows me all too well! I don’t drink during the week though. I’ll try some of the craft beer from “Rebellion Brewing Co.” later on today!
A teaser for the upcoming “Big Wreck” album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day!!!!
THE NORTHERN PIKES
I think most of Saskatchewan has heard of the one album I have. 4 guys from Saskatoon did very well for themselves & have around 11 albums in the iTunes store. My parents had this album, & I’ve had it for a little while too. I bought mine on iTunes though. If you live in Saskatchewan you have at least heard a tune or 2 from this album…
1991 SNOW IN JUNE
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