When I got released from my Transplant Care, which had me for a 100 days after transplant, life started to happen again. Not to brag, but for anyone that doesn't know me and is reading this vs. the death sentences you end up reading when you Google your disease (which I did) THIS is what I've had the opportunity to do since being released from Transplant while still regularly getting blood work, doing follow up appointment and all the other maintenance regimens that are required to keep your ass alive. Time is what you make it. So make it great.
Enjoy the photo montage from January until now in no particular order.
I surfed a shitload this summer, with a hat and lathered up with sunscreen.
I made our annual trip to Baldface. If you don't know, find out. Its that good, and was a milestone goal for me to do. These guys were so accommodating of me and where I was at with my recovery. The snow was so good that I said to the owner "I'd go thru another year of cancer to ride snow this good again."
I went into the hospital at 190lbs, got down to 148 and looked like this for a long time, as I was stuck in the 170 lbs of pure pussy range. Not to mention my skin was dusty dry. I was pretty ashy for a while.
It was a hit.
Traveled to my first demo in February.
Birthday dinners for Tonto and Lisa in February.
30th Annual Mt. Baker Banked Slalom in February with Jake and Graves.
Which Milo won for the second time in his life.
College room mates Sparky and Stick came out to Stevens to stay with us.
We went to Big Bear for a snowboard magazine 4 day photo shoot with the kids.
Journeyed to Italy to work on 2017/18 Union bindings with these dudes in April.
Got to snowboard at Madessimo as well.
Shredded 60 or so days with the kids this season.
Milo and Mac continued to do contests and stand on the podiums.
Went back to Europe, this time to Austria in May to see the Mothership, our new state of the art, fully hydro powered snowboard factory.
We shredded at Molitar Glacier too.
Watched Milo make 12' at the pole vault.
Had a beer with the neighbors.
COPA America game time.
Sailing in the Cancer Cup
Second COPA game, USA vs. Argentina.
Back on the horse that bucked me into the hospital many times.
Made it to Whistler in July to Camp Of Champions. Hadn't been there since 09.
Did a summer meeting at my buddies lake house with all the reps.
Mac got up early for dawn patrol surf sessions.
Climbed the Space Needle with the family.
Then got to roll around on the outer ring that's 3' wide in what felt like pretty high winds.
Actually enjoyed sunsets.
Chopped, stacked and split wood at the cabin.
Full warehouse of shred gear.
Outside of the building.
Dinner with the neighbors at Drunky's BBQ.
9/11 doing the same thing with Mac that I was doing on the originally 9/11.
Traveled with reps to hang with retailers.
Flew in and flew a 1966 Huey 3 in and around Chicago.
Got my 5th bone marrow aspirate during my year check up.
As well as a shit load of blood taken out.
And now weight 195 naked, this with clothes on.