Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Easter Weekend

I had one of the best Easter weekends this year! Kelly and I traveled down to Newnan, and spent half the day with some of her family. On the way to her familys house, we stopped to pay our respects to her grandmother, Grand Nanny. It was a tough one, because she has not been gone long, and its all still sinking in. After that, we arrived at the house. I met everyone, and she met some people for the first time as well! We had a nice lunch, and I took tons of pictures of people whom I have never met, but it was great! Kelly held every infant at the event, which was wonderful, it was nice seeing her hold a child, and for a moment, forget all her worries. Maybe one day she can hold her own child in her arms till it goes to sleep. After we spent a few hours there, we went to pay respects to my grandmother Margie. She left us in 1990 of cancer, and I have not been to see her since 1993 or so. It was very bittersweet, but I was saddened not to see any flowers or anything on her headstone. I told her "I am home Margie, finally" and we slowly left the cemetery. After that we went to my grandmothers house, Nanny, and we spent a few hours there talking and Kelly was answering all of the medical questions, its great! My grandmother calls my wife HER nurse, lol. I am fortunate to be married to a nurse. I love it! Anyway, we left there in the evening, came home. Went to my mothers house. She bought a Japanese Maple for us, which I love! We went out to eat, and came home and went to bed! We were exhausted, but it was a wonderful Easter Sunday.

Friday, April 14, 2006

New Pictures

Just took some more pictures today. Feel free to look at my portfolio on my official website, which can be found on the left of this webpage! Anyway, here is a sample of my new work. My wedding ring in the middle of the Bible on my one year anniversary.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Well time to update you on my grandfather now, Chunk Dingler. Yep, the famous country swing guitarist! Anyway, he had a lump on his vocal chords, so they removed it today, and sent it off for a biopsy. Results should be in next week sometime. I am looking forward to the good news. I have faith it will be okay. But I guess time will tell. The man has beaten death so many times. One would think he was part cat because of the nine lives!

Sunday, April 09, 2006


Today was a wonderful day!! I was baptised on Palm Sunday! Today Kelly and I joined the United Methodist Church, and what a great church it is!! Thanks to everyone who joined me, and was up there with me, as I was baptised by the pouring method. A seashell was dipped in holy water from the Jordan River, and the water was poured over my head. What a great day. I feel like a new man. A new birth!

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Hello everyone!! I have some good news to report today. My grandmother just got out of surgery to repair her back. She should do fine! She crushed some bones in there not long ago by reaching into a freezer. Well, they put this cement type stuff in between the bones, to make her spine strong again. Cancer treatments and possibly osteoporosis have caused it. Just thought I would let everyone know!!

Another note, Sara (my mother in law) got her diagnosis today. Not a lymphnoma thats like my grandmothers. Hers is more mellow, and easier to treat. So thats more good news in a way. I wish she didnt have any lymphnoma, but thats the way it is.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Eye Problems

Welcome to todays post! I hope you all have fun reading, lol. Yeah! Who reads this thing!! LOL. Anyway, I was sitting watching television tonight and I was staring at the floor, because I thought I saw something move out of the corner of my eye. Well, there was nothing there but I contuned to stare for a second. All of a sudden, this white "cloud" appeared in my vision. Both eyes were open and remained open. This "white cloud" got brighter and thicker, until all I could see was white. Just like looking through a bunch of smoke. I blinked, and it instantly went away. I tried it again. I stared at the floor, and this mysterious thing happened again!! As if someone had a cigarette and was holding it below my eyes! Its not doing it now for some odd reason. I dont know what the problem was, but I am freakin out over here! To those of you who dont know my eye problems, well here they are below, going back in time. And its worth mentioning that I will go blind one day, and I Need a new prescription every six months for my glasses. But been lazy, and havent gotten them in a few years!! Thanks for reading today, and have a wonderful week!!

*2002 - Diagnosed with Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy - both eyes - worsening by the day
(Treatment - none for my situation, more on that later. Not even lasik. Special hard contacts needed, wont cure it)

*corneal scarring on both eyes so severe there is nothing they can do. They could do a cornea transplant, but it will just reoccur, and if my body doesnt take the cornes, instant blindness. Or they can do a corneal scrape every six months, yep its what it sounds like! And that will not cure it

*Growths under eyelids that cause the corneal scarring. Nothing they can do.

*Astigmatisms in both eyes. So severe my eye doctor said I could never drive at night again. And doesnt like it in the daytime really. But I have to make money!

*Failing vision. Need a new prescription every six months.

Treatment for EBMD - none for my situation because of the above mentioned problems are combined and it makes it pretty much a waste of time to try anything. The treatment out there is still relatively unknown. They could prescribe hard gas filled contacts, but that will not cure it. Just make it so I can see - just like glasses. Why the hard ones? Well, my eye is oval (front to back) and not round. The hard ones will make it round again. So, I will go blind one day. When is the question. Thanks for reading, and I hope you learned something today about me.