Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving week to all! 

Despite all that has happened this year, there is a lot to be thankful for in my mind.  Here is my list:

1.  That my body and tumor are receptive to treatment
2.  Family, friends, coworkers, and everyone else that has been so supportive during my illness
3.  Early detection (does anybody remember that Tom Green song about checking for testicular cancer?)
4.  Aaron Murray, for playing far better than anyone could have expected for a freshman

I know everyone else has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, so please take a moment and think about all those things and of course enjoy the food and football.

I check back in to Emory for round 5 early Monday morning, and I am excited to get this round underway and behind me because of course that will leave just one left and then I will be done!  It is hard to believe that I first went in for treatment just before Labor Day, that seems so long ago.  I still can't believe I have survived nearly 40 days of sitting at the hospital, but somehow I've managed, with much help from friends and family of course.

My next post will be from the hospital next week, so until then everyone travel safe and enjoy yourselves!


  1. Son, God has been so good to us this year. We know that nothing is impossible with Him. Thanks be to God! Mother

  2. Michael, Bethany and William told me about your blog today!! Thank you so much for sharing and keeping everyone updated! I am praying for you! -Katie

  3. I am thankful for and all the money we made in that business venture. Call you tomorrow pal.

  4. Add to the list of gratitudes that Georgia won a thriller & the Falcons won with a last second field goal. All is well in our world of sports!

    Stay strong, Michael! Prayers are ongoing.....may the chemo beat down the cancer just like Florida State took care of Florida this week end! Now that was a moment to savor.

  5. Michael, we really enjoyed spending Thanksgiving with you, Lauren and your parents. We loved how you looked. We loved your attitude. We loved how you seemed so healthy despite what you're going through. Hope this treatment goes as well as the last!

    Uncle Dave and Aunt Jan