Here is a little window into my world,
my family, my friends, and my experiences.
Oh the Mango... 1 of 33The love of my life for 16 years 2 of 33Winter Olympics with my sister 3 of 33My buddy Noel 4 of 33A San Diego sunset with a view from above Pacific Beach 5 of 33Happy Thanksgiving '08 6 of 33Friends from V.V.H.S. 7 of 33"Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil." Plato 8 of 33My mom and nephew Aiden 9 of 33My personal bartender Ryan 10 of 33My surprise birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese 11 of 33A great place for the dogs to run 12 of 33We had fun decorating my mom's RV site for Christmas 13 of 33Just another weekend in Vegas 14 of 33My sister and I at Aunt Dorothy's 75th Birthday Bash 15 of 33Keri and I on vacation 16 of 33Merry Christmas from Ruby Mango and Isha 17 of 33Long time friends ... 18 of 33Senior Year of High School 19 of 33This is where I ride my beach cruiser 20 of 33I love Surfing Santa 21 of 33This is my neighborhood 22 of 33"Stem cell research can revolutionize medicine, more than anything since antibiotics." Ron Reagan 23 of 33Jade was the best blind dog! 24 of 33Uncle Mike and Dad 25 of 33Happy New Year! 26 of 33Love you Jeanne ... my stepmom 27 of 33Ruby Mango's First Christmas 28 of 33Miss ya Marya! 29 of 33USS Midway - Downtown San Diego 30 of 33My Dad's Shriner car photos in Car and Driver Magazine 31 of 33The boys being crazy before our friend Ryan moved to North Carolina 32 of 33My nephew Aiden 33 of 33
My Stem Cell TreatmentSee where I went, what I ate, and who I met. These are a few pictures from my 30 days in San Jose, Costa Rica for stem cell treatment.
Another day spent in hospital gown green 1 of 35A warm welcome from ICM 2 of 35The info binder they gave me when I arrived 3 of 35Physical Therapy Schedule 4 of 35Admission papers to CIMA Hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica 5 of 35Treatment Schedule 6 of 35Waiting for treatment 7 of 35CIMA Hospital 8 of 35One of the many books I have read about Stem Cells 9 of 35Our bathroom at Apartotel Cristina 10 of 35Our kitchen for a month at Apartotel Cristina 11 of 35Before surgery 12 of 35Taking a break at Tea Land 13 of 35Raj and I had to check out the local Apple Store 14 of 35Calling home on Skype 15 of 35Physical Therapy 16 of 35This is what they used to prep me for the spinal injections 17 of 356 days after surgery my bruising from the "mini lipo" is getting better 18 of 35Overlooking one of the many coffee plantations 19 of 35Willie is one of our more entertaining drivers for the month 20 of 35The coffee beans are sweet right from the vine 21 of 35Another day done at physical therapy 22 of 35Special of the Day - Angus Beef, Rice, Beans, and ISRAELI DARK LAGER BEER 23 of 35Yumm, another local Costa Rican dish - chicken, rice, beans, salad, and plantains 24 of 35These guys are just showing me what I should be able to do now in physical therapy :) 25 of 35Toucan Sam I Am 26 of 35The butterfly garden was beautiful 27 of 35Kay and Holly doing a little sightseeing 28 of 35Basilica de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles built in 1639 29 of 35I drank the holy water at the Basilica. I'll take all the help I can get :) 30 of 35Some of my new Stem Cell buddies 31 of 35Waiting for my last spinal injection of stem cells 32 of 35Leaving ICM after doing my "After" interview 33 of 35New friends - Kay, Craig, and John 34 of 35YAY! Treatment done and we are on our way home 35 of 35