Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I lost 20 pounds when I was in the hospital for a month. I had two tubes sticking out of my back and was essentially immobile. Then when I left, I spent two months not sleeping and struggling for air. Now, I have a new inhaler and I sleep well and am far more mobile.

Here is a picture of the tube they took out of my back. It was embedded up to black stop. The light switch indicates its length which was over 14 inches. It is attached to the bandages that held it and the other tube in place on my back. The other tube had been pulled a week earlier.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


This is the DVD made in 2004 of one of my speeches to young people in schools. This video was made by my neighbor, Dan Zirbes, who is a jack of all trades and a very smart person.  I spoke to more than 2000 youngsters around Central Minnesota.
I also had billboards up all around on major highways.  See below

This opens with a three dimensional view of
 my chest from my very first CT scan.
The purple mass is my tumor,
the red organ is my heart.


This is the web site I created when I was going through treatment.  I sent up dates to friends weekly.

Some of the kids held fun raisers and put the billboards up themselves.