Foxhole Perspective Archive

Cancer Journey Part 3

Wow, where has the time gone? Last time I was talking with you it was late summer and now here it is the year end holiday season. During the last leg of my journey I was a newlywed and had moved from Georgia to Illinois. It didn’t take long before my family started growing. During my short marriage ...

Cancer Journey Part 2

Yawn, stretch, ok left vector clear, right vector clear, now where was I? Oh yeah, I had just underwent 5 ½ weeks of radiation therapy at maximum cord dose plus a 500 boost! I went to radiation therapy every day on my lunch hour. I was actually serving on active duty in support of the Army Reserve ...

Cancer Journey Part 1

As I look out my foxhole this morning I’m taken back in time. You see I was in my early thirties, with a lot of life before me, when a moment came and stopped me on a dime. I spent most of the next day, staring at the x-rays and wondering Why Me? Cancer? I can’t have cancer. What the hell is an ...

The Foxhole Perspective

As I look out my foxhole this morning I am confused and anxious. My battlefield has been altered and I can no longer easily identify “friend or foe”. I scratch my head and reflect upon my training. I recall my General Orders: I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only ...

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