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Blogging Tunes: La Grosse Radio Reggae - - 192kbps CBR, MP3 Internet Radio

Been listening to this reggae/dub station out of France a bit for the past few days.  It's about 50/50 hit or miss, but it's a nice change of pace from Drone Zone when I'm doing something that doesn't require concentration.  As I start this entry, this Warrior King song was on.  The title of this blog post is what the chorus sounded like to me.

It's been 9 days since the Mohs surgery and things are going reasonably well.  It's still quite difficult to eat anything other than really small bites (since I don't want any food to touch the affected area), all beverages are consumed with a straw, and brushing/flossing is still a challenge.  All small potatoes I guess.

Yesterday I sent the latest pic of my lip to Super Z who said it looked like it was healing very well.  I guess we'll find out for sure next Wednesday when I have my follow-up appointment. Earlier in the week, she even said I could stop covering it (with a bandage/band-aid) as long as I keep it gooped up with Aquaphor.  That was real help since the neighboring skin on my face was getting irritated from all the band-aid adhesive.  So every couple hours, I go upstairs, wash my face, and re-apply the Aquaphor.  I still have to keep it covered at night -- and I do.

Even though it still looks a little scary, I'll probably start coming to the office next week -- I've been working from home this whole week, and I'm getting a bit stir crazy.  Hopefully a few more days of healing will do the trick.  I did get out yesterday to play my weekly hour at Little Arrows.  That always puts a smile on my face and gives me a little boost.  Setlist was as follows:

Hello Song (silly fake intro) ->
Hello Song ->
Red Rain ->
Me & My Uncle ->
Mexicali Blues
The Logical Song
Bohemian Rhapsody
Take The Long Way Home ->
Bathtub Gin ->
Piano Man
Eight Days a Week
Throwing Stones ->
In Your Eyes ->
Goodbye Song

So, other than having to work from home, and the aforementioned pains in the toucas, it's pretty much business as usual.  I'm still on all the post transplant meds which limits my energy, but I've been living with that for 2 years now.  The only thing I had to cancel was my trip to Florida for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's National Leadership Conference. Christine Landers is just going to have to represent!  Go Christine!

The good news on the the LLS front is that my co-worker and good friend Oliver Demuth and I have been able to make some progress on the framework for how Salesforce is going to hit its goal of raising $250k for the LLS this year.  More news on that as we kick off the fundraising.  If any of you non-Bay-area readers are interested in playing a leadership role in your town's Light the Night walk, please find a walk close to you and sign up, or get in touch with me at jg [at) johngreene {dot] org.

And last but not least, a PotD (Picture of the Day) -- an action shot of Floyd doing his morning laps around the kitchen and living room.

Yesterday he did 200.  At least he's getting his exercise.  Full video is below:




  1. OMG - Floyd is so cute. Looks to me like he's almost ready to join Team In Training to kick cancer!

  2. You had a Melanoma, Carcinoma? Some kind of a 'noma?

    Manure Truck overturned on the Santa Anna...should have seen my shoes.

    Can I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo.


  4. I`m very happy for you that you doing Great

    Funny your son remind me mine (what`s up with boys and running)

    I`m so happy to know that Salesforce will raise 250k wow that fantastic!!!

    One day i believe we will have cure for cancer and i hope that i will be able to leave to see it...

    BTW did you get the book (China Study )?

  5. Cherish this age, man... you can still keep them busy with running tasks for a few years. I can get quite a bit of time to myself by challenging Sophie to do laps around the house.

    Glad things are progressing... I'm just slowly catching up with the Kicking after starting my new gig a couple of weeks ago.



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