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A little over a month ago I was diagnosed with a prostate infection – better known as Prostatitis. The inflammation has made my life a living hell: Sleepless nights, the constant urge to pee, pain. Fun stuff, right? On top of this the condition takes a while to heal – 1 month, 3 months – on up to a year or more. Oh, and antibiotics don’t seem to help too much either due to the reclusive nature of the prostate gland.

That’s the bad.

Now for the good.

I’ve become a lot closer with my family.  I could not have gotten this far without their help. Thank you.

The condition has also made me reflect on myself as a person. Stress and anxiety are big contributors to Prostatitis. I’ve found myself being more patient with my kids – and myself. I do a lot less yelling and have started to let the “dirty clothes drop where the may”.

So, 1 month, 3 months, a year from now when I am finally better at least I’ll be able to look back and realize that I became a better person because of it.

Take care. Stay healthy. Live life.

– Scott

Next : Physical Therapy

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Just a little more sugar …

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My dad passed away a year ago. I found it amusing that he loved hummingbirds so much given than he, too, thrived on sugar. Whereas his tiny feathered friends sucked it from his two hummingbird feeders, he got his own fix from cookies, brownies, and other sweets. When my dad passed away I inherited the feeders. I drew this comic in jest of his love for sugar … and hummingbirds. I miss you, dad.

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