Thursday, July 5, 2012

Good news CAN lead to late posts

Just got word today and basically the MRI looked stable. That is to say, nothing is growing in an alarming way. In fact, the results were so unimpressive that my next MRI will be held *two* months from now. So what led to the delay in reporting? As soon as I got the word, I decided it was time to start living my next two months. So I got ready and headed north for a fantastic annual kayak trip. I'll try to post more info upon my return. Have a great weekend!


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    1. Feel free to share all that's on the blog. That said, while I'd love to write a journal article at some point, I'm finding it hard enough to find time to add to the blog....

  2. Eric,

    I'm so happy for you. Amazing news! And, I hope you're having a great kayaking trip. Enjoy every moment you can of the next two months.

    You're rockin' it. Keep kicking a*s!


  3. Have a great time and do a few rolls for me - your favorite OFH

  4. Kayaking can be a blast and communing with nature can be wonderfully relaxing. I've been kayaking in the Sea of Cortez and throw my kayak into Lake Michigan at every chance I get. Any kayaking trips you can reccomend?

    1. Lake Michigan! Love it! I'm originally from Michigan (on the Mitten side). As for trips, unfortunately the kinds that I could recommend are geared towards whitewater, not sea kayaking....

  5. So what caused my delay in reading your blog? Knowing that you were still doing well! Wow - such GREAT NEWS!! You are doing it man - keep it up and never give up!!!