Well, long time since my last journal entry.
I live in Georgia now, not California. I have a synagogue I like here. I'm no longer married and that relationship is over. I'm happier now. I'm in a wonderful, loving relationship with someone who really likes who I am.
I find myself growing frustrated with the way things are in this country. Too much divisiveness. No one is getting anything done in D.C.
I was diagnosed as having relapsed with leukaemia on March 3rd this year. I'm now in California, and I've found that none of my three siblings are marrow matches.
Depressing, yes. But life goes on and I'm still going. More chemo, and a wait on the unrelated donor list. I guess we'll see what happens.
I don't tend to update my journal, but I realise that a lot has happened.
I graduated and am working now. It's rather nice to be employed, although sometimes I find it rather frustrating. My house still needs work, but the kitchen is almost done, and much of the rest is rather small.
My wife is now in the Navy, and so I will be relocating by mid-year to be with her.
I'm trying to make my life more complete. To make it whole. Hopefully, the path I'm walking will lead me there.
New Year's Thoughts
It's strange to realise that it's been so long since I last posted anything here. I guess it's a statement on how my life has been going and what I've been up to. Time certainly has flown in the past year, and I guess it's due to a number of things.
First and foremost is the fight with leukemia. That's probably been the most exhausting thing ever. It's horrible to turn on a M*A*S*H episode and see that this used to be an absolute death sentence. Thankfully, it's not now, and I'm in remission. But just thinking about the number of times I've been in the hospital in the past year is incredible. I'm still dealing with lingering issues, ranging from weight gain to problems with joints, but I'm mostly ok now, and hopefully I'll be in the clear when all is said and done.
The second big thing that's sucked up time has been school. I'm 28 now. It's getting harder to do all this stuff anyway, but moreover, it's really hard when you get sick, or ar hospitalised, or do radiation, etc. But I've managed. No Dean's List for me this year, and I'll only graduate cum laude, but it's still graduating with honours, and it's still graduating. That's the important part.
Top this all off with just working on my house, moving, and being married and having to work on that relationship ahead of any other, well, no small wonder I've been almost non-existent this past year.
So what's next? Well, I'm looking at my last semester for my undergraduate degree. And then, I'm also seeing about getting some work. I know I want to head to Finland again (because I like the dark?), and so that means trying to find work there again and get this whole ball rolling.
It's been a strange year. And this next one may be stranger still.
For those who may care, I launched a redesign of cyphertube.com today. The primary reason for this relaunch is to update the site to better reflect my current situation and my fight against leukemia.
I hope if you come to visit you take the time to maybe read through my weblog and consider what you can do to help fight leukemia.