I was diagnosed with stage IV (metastatic) non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) on March 10, 2008. My family and friends have been and continue to be an awesome fan club - providing support, help and blessed comic relief as I fight the dragon. It seems that, through their many connections, there are lots of people who would like to know how things go with me - hence the loss of my blog virginity. Before I even start, though, thank you to each and every one of you for the positive thoughts, prayers, spells, incantations and any other positive energy you send my way. I welcome them greedily.