Chicago Marathon 2012

Chicago Marathon 2012
You Can Still Run For A Cause!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thyroid Scans and a video to boot!

Two weeks ago i had a TMS scan to make sure all of my thyroid tissues are gone after surgery and cancer and all that happy jazz. It was pretty non-eventful. Over the course of a week, I had two injection of thyrogen, a capsule of radioactive iodine and was scanned from head to knees. Why head to knees and not head to toe you ask? I wondered the same thing. Apparently they're not worried about thyroid cancer migrating to the shins or ankles or something like that

Anyway, I needed to get a copy of the radiology report to take to my next trip to Chicago and since I have yet to hear from my local endocrinologist about said test results I figured today was a fine day to drop by the hospital and get me a little piece of paper that I was sure would say I was all good and cured and such.

Well, I'm not sort of. Cured probably. Good kinda. Maybe. What I'm trying to say is there is still thyroid tissue showing up in my neck after having had my thyroid gland removed. Since they can't guarantee that it's not left over cancer cells the report recommended more radioactive iodine to obliterate it. Yay,

But like I said, I haven't heard from Dr Endo yet, so we'll see what he has to say and what Dr. Transplant thinks when I see him in a couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, I have a little rant. Warner Brothers and Youtube are in a spat so all videos with WB content are being pulled, including more then a few videos I've posted as Random Entertainment over the past year.

So fine, here's an original from David Choi. I had to pull one of his videos for above reasons and I like David Choi's music.

WB can stick it. Originals are better anyway.

You can check out David Choi's youtube channel here if you are so inclined.

oh and BooWarnerBrothers!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Once again, It's That Time Of The Month.

to remind everyone you love to go register for organ donation.

It's good juju.

If you live in Texas, check out LifeGift.

Elsewhere in the US? Find your state's registry here.

and in Europe check out the European Commission website on Organ Donation.

Thank you.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

2009 Chicago Marathon Anyone?

I know, I know, it's not until October but if you're thinking about training for a marathon, you're thinking about it already.

Personally, I reserve running for times when really scary people are chasing me, but I'm happy to support the crazyees that do enjoy a 26.2 mile bit of self induced torture.

And in turn some of them support the diabetes community.

is a team whose goal is to raise money for The Chicago Diabetes Project, an organization near and dear to my heart (and liver). CDP helps fund UIC's islet transplant program. I talk about CDF and UIC incessantly so I know, you know they're the peeps that did my islet transplant.

If you live in the Chicago area they'll even help you train and such. It's a win-win situation!

so yeah, go sign up.

All the cool kids are doing it.


Random Entertainment For The Week 3/21

Welcome to spring.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Random Entertainment For The Week 3/8

Ok it's really Random entertainment for two weeks because I was lazy and didn't post last week.

bad me

have fun.