As I celebrated yet another birthday (34 years young!) and our annual partnership with Wild Ginger RVA kicked off, I realized how long it has been since I last updated my blog. You know what they say: no news is good news. Since my last post, I’ve had 2 scans and both were clear!
It’s a bit surreal to think it’s possible, but as the years pass and the scans remain stable it has definitely become a reality that I can forget that I have cancer for the ~2 1/2 months following a scan and live a relatively normal life. After a year of being cooped up due to COVID, I have been fortunate enough to watch 5 friends get married, traveled on 3 trips, and performed countless surgeries all in the past 6 months.
It has been really nice to see people who I haven’t been able to see in many months (and in some cases – years) and show off my dance moves at all the COVID makeup weddings this year.
After a long year, it was amazing to be able to take my daughter on vacation (she now calls Mexico our “vacation home”)
and to check off a bucket list item with my beautiful wife in Greece.
Making up for lost time, we are not done with weddings and already planning for at least 4 trips in the next year. Cheers to a return to normalcy (or at least the new normal)!
In addition to fun, we also are continuing our advocacy for lung cancer. For the third year in a row, we are partnering with Wild Ginger to raise funds for lung cancer research. For any Richmonders or those passing through Richmond, stop by Wild Ginger to get the Tran Roll a.k.a. Lungevity Roll. A portion of each roll sold will be donated to fund ALK Positive lung cancer research. Remember, November is Lung Cancer Awareness month so stop in and get one today!