"I am sorry I have left many of you in the dark about my health, I got a little side tracked since I am doing much better and able to enjoy life a little more again. I have greatly improved and am starting to be my normal self again. Although I am still on several meds and have a few procedures left (mostly biopsies and things like that) my life has started to return to how it used to be. I am very thankful of my girl friend, Alex Fuller, who has been a major force in my recovery along with my family. I didnt want to post anything due to the fact that I didnt want to jinx anything but about two months ago the doctors let me move back to my house. This delimma has tested Alex and I's relationship again and again and since we have prevailed so much we decided to move in together with my brother and his girl friend which has been amazing. I am still on several meds and have to return to Moffitt every other week but things are going much better with every visit. I have started riding my bike to gain strenght back and will begin practicing to rejoin my paintball team for next season soon.
I would like to thank every one that has helped me, prayed for me, and has stuck by my side, you have all saved my life. I am greatly in debt to you all. Thank you so much and everything you have done for me is greatly appreciated.
He has gotten much better and I could not be happier for him personally. I have had a few family members come down with some form of cancer and I have a rough idea of what this must have been like for him. Keep going Alex, we are all pulling for you man!
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"You know your addicted to paintball when, someone passes out on the feild, you run up to him and somebody yells to you "check to see if he has a pulse", and you reply, " No he doesnt, he has a vlocity"
".......then I busted to the 50 spike and shot like 85 guys...did a run through...wiped five hits...bonus balled six kids in the dead box...and punched a little kid in the face.......then the ref high-fived me for being so damn awesome."
Thank you for helping me with that John and it was great to finally meet you, saving that spot for me made things alot easier on my part. And just for an update to everyone I got to play for the first time since world cup last year and it was like nothing in the world mattered anymore, one of the best days of my life. People say you dont know what you have til its gone, well theres nothing closer to the truth when it came to me and paintball. I couldnt run or squat to well but like said before, once I got that first taste of adrenaline it was like nothing ever happened. So if I could give one bit of advice it would be to embrace what makes you happy and appreciate it, cause you never know what tomorrow brings.
Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support me through this ordeal, it means more than you think.
so happy to hear the good news. I've known Tim Propst for many years and I'm not even sure he knows I went through testicular cancer several years ago and staying focused on paintball and wanting to get back on the field just made going through all the radiation and junk easier to take.
i know from my experience that going for blood work four or five times a week just drains you, but it should change to once a month and then once every three months and then finally just an annual checkup.
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