No News is Good News

It has been about 1 month since my last post….the longest stretch between posts, and I have nothing but good news to report.

Dad is doing awesome, he’s been back working at his bookkeeping business, even while going through chemo (yes he’s feeling that good).

You would think we need to tell him to rest and take it easy, but that is not the case as he truly is feeling great.

Next Appointment
He has his follow-up with the doc next week, which will be interesting to see what is going on. If you remember, the last appointment the tumor had shrunk a little bit.

I will be sure to post an update shortly after the appointment to give people the latest.

Continued Thought
My 2nd cousin Anna, whom I work with at Curb Crowser told me something the other day that really warmed my heart.

She passed along a message from her grandmother stating that they think about dad every day. For the many of you out there that do the same, it is greatly appreciated.

The power of collective thought amazes me.

Even though dad is doing spectacular, he is not out of the water yet and will need continued positive thought for some time to come, so keep it up!

Gopher Game
Dad loves Gopher Hockey more than life itself. He’s a die-hard fan that watches every game.

Growing up he’d take me to a game here and there and we would always laugh at the student section, as they really get into heckling the other team, specifically the goalie (we both have¬†always loved stupid humor).

I decided I needed to make sure we went to at least one game this year so he and I are going on the 27th of this month.

We are looking forward to it. I’m thinking this may have to be a new annual tradition for him and I. Hopefully 20 to 30 years from now we will still be in attendance.

Food for Thought
Lately I’ve been including various thoughts and experiences to share from things I’ve learned during this time.

Continuing on positive thinking, I wanted to remind everyone not to get consumed by the over-hype of the media. Case-in-point, last week the media reported that Minnesota was blocking all further TurboTax submissions.

What they failed to mention was that the entire country was blocking TurboTax submissions, and it was only for a period of 2-days so the IRS could sort out a potential fraud issue.

This lead to a lot of people freaking out over what was really, nothing.

Unfortunately these kinds of things happen all too often. We have to remember, the news media is in the business to¬†make money (aren’t we all?), thus if they can spin a news story by changing a few words, or leaving out key facts, their ratings go up because people tune in.

So next time you hear a story that makes your blood boil, take a step back, take a deep breath, and do your own research. A quick Google search or a phone call can put your mind at ease, thus leading to reduced stress, which is better for your health!

Look for an update in the next couple of weeks, and as always stop and smell the roses every once-in-a-while.

#enjoythemoment #thinkpositive