Day 20 – 18 Radiations and 3 Chemos to Go!

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Day 20 178 lbs Me and my Girl!

What a glorious day I was treated to today! The sun was bright, the temperature was perfect  and the company was delightful. God is good and all is right with the world.  I am blessed to be alive, surrounded by people who care. As Saturdays seem to be going, it was a down day but I did sleep until 9 getting up to start my day with Kat and Dixie. I had a breakfast of Cream of Wheat and a bit of banana and getting dressed for The Fair.  I surrendered early and bailed on lunch with the girls choosing to drive myself so that I could get back home.  We were met by Micheal Cottrell Sculpture professor at FSCJ and Brian Frus Glass professor at JU and the Judging was on.  I really enjoyed watching the 3

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Michael, Brian, Dixie

of them interact, comparing pieces discussing strengths and weaknesses.  Through their respected disciplines; Dixie – wood, Brian – glass and Micheal – ceramics and metal, they provided one of the best sets of judges that we have had in a number of years.



Dixie Biggs – website – Dixie Biggs

Brian Fuss website –  Brian Frus

Michael Cottrell Facebook –  Cottrellart

Here are the winners from the 3 categories



New Turner

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New Turner Danny Aaron

The rest of the day was spent on the couch napping and watching TV with Kat and our nephew Finn who came to spend the night.2017-11-04 20.09.31  Grits for lunch, banana pudding for dinner sprinkled with some Gatorade, water, Throat Coat Tea and a bunch of eggnog.  The last official duty is complete and I am focused only on healing and beating this shit.  Thank you for your support and kind words today and every day.  I know that I am not in this alone fight, that I am loved and cared for.  You help me more than you will ever know.  Sleep well tonight and enjoy your Sunday.


LESSON OF THE DAY – You are not in this alone


Author: Don

Hi my name is Don Penny I am a professional woodturner in Jacksonville, FL. I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in 3 lymph nodes and the base of the tongue and this is my story of day to day life while fighting cancer.

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