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Chris Hughes
I'm Chris Hughes, a happily married, blessed dad with two amazing daughters, a loving family, and lots of caring friends.
Interests: running, triathlon, worship, hiking, reading, writing, soccer, camping, cycling
Recent Activity
I've been quiet here. The old adage "no news is good news" does not apply. When I get silent, it means I'm troubled. I finished my second 4 week cycle of Sutent in mid-January and had the anticipated follow-up PET... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at 10:10 Wellness
Last time I wrote I mentioned that we were considering a new drug. Well on November 11, I began taking Sutent. Like Gleevec it's a one-a-day targeted chemo pill. This targeting means that it only goes after the bad guys... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
My favorite Christian author, Donald Miller, has evolved from writing books to helping others live their lives in such a way as to create great stories. His book Storyline (which I haven't even read yet) is also the basis for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
I use Wikipedia - a lot. And I really appreciate it's ad-free content. Who pays for such a resource? You can! Please consider contributing if you don't already, and if you use the site. Here's a letter I received from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
There's an enormous amount of disagreement and misinformation about the sun's role in our health. I'm especially sensitive to any content that addresses melanoma as that's what took bro. I suppose I'm a contrarion as I don't believe the sun... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
On July 4, 2012 I ran the Peachtree Road Race with my sis Cynthia, bro-in-law Jim, my niece Michelle, her boyfriend Will, and one of sis's friends - along with 60,000 other runners. We ran this race as a tribute... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
I feel like I'm out of the woods - from a health perspective anyway. There's much to be healed and restored before I'm back to normal. But I have a feeling I've passed through the worst of this cancer storm.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
Healthwise, October was not a very good month. September wasn't exactly a bed of roses either. In late September my gut began to swell. Combined with my now bony build, I somewhat resembled a starving African. The swelling was uncomfortable... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
My new favorite song. By Jason Gray. Good To Be Alive Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
I've been quiet with updates for a while. Most of that quietness was because I really had no health or treatment updates to share. No news is good news, right?! Then in the 3rd week of September I began to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
I know you're wondering about that title. While it's never been my habit to pursue women's health issues, I discovered a very interesting article while snooping around the internet. It was posted on the American Naturopathic Medical Association website ( Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
Holy Cow! I knew genetically modified (GM) food aka genetically modified organisms (GMO's) was a bad idea. I mean, how do you tell God you've created a better plant. I wouldn't want to be the guy leading that presentation. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
I had the opportunity to visit Raleigh, NC this week. Pretty much a work trip, but a funny habit I have is to pack my workout clothes first. Though I had no idea what my exercise options would be, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
Since our move to Georgia, we've noticed the amazing bird/bug hybrids of hummingbirds. Every week or so I'll spot one humming along our back porch. They never come within the railing, and their visits lasts only a few seconds. They're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
There's no doubt about it. My training volume is down - significantly. While many would come to this realization about February 1st (after they'd made some New Year's resolutions), exercise has never been something I had to push myself to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
Started my "meds" on Monday 8/6. I take Gleevec once a day. It's my new desert after dinner. From Wiki: Gleevec received FDA approval in May 2001. On the same month it made the cover of TIME magazine as the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
On March 16, 2010, I started this piece. One of the features of the Typepad blog is that you can keep drafts for work at a future time. As time marched on this draft was pushed futher down my list... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
While caring for Bro, we discovered one of the side effects of taking pain killers - constipation. Bro was taking both morphine and oxycodone. While I wouldn't want to begin to describe how painkillers work, I can say that one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
I'm of the opinion that we Christians (OK, this Christian) miss the boat on three important teachings from scripture: the Sabbath, divine healing, and diet. For a time, I really went after the Sabbath thing as I was assisted by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
Recently received this text message that originally was sent to my sister from her friend Kris Moore. I post things like this so I can refer to them later when I need them. "Trials are a test, a measurement of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
Got a text this morning from one of my favorite people in the whole world - Ben McLeish. We became buds almost immediately after we moved to Tampa in '96. He was a member of St. James UMC where the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
The hot brunette and I have been truly blessed by all the prayer of our friends and family - and complete strangers. There is stength and peace we receive from all that energy being sent our way - and we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
It's been over 2 months since I've slipped a message into the email boxes of the 10:10 Wellness community. My brother passing on 5/31/12 combined with my own cancer recurrence have left me at a loss for what I want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
(written 6/30/12) It's the morning after. Man how things can change in a day. Yesterday morning I had to go without my coffee companion as I enjoyed my quiet time on the porch. I was told to fast in preparation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness
One of the projects we pursued in my late brother (man I hate saying that) Jimmy's nutrition plan was juicing. I was never lead to juice. I don't know if being raised in a juicing family affects the likelihood that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at 10:10 Wellness