charles porter's blog

24 Feb

Apologies to those who have been checking in and not receiving word back

I am just noticing that many have been commenting here and there throughout the years. I did not mean to abandon the blog and those who seeked inspiration from it. I have never forgotten the battle and those who fought bravely with me. I will always lend an ear to those that are looking for a positive flow. 

muchlove

never quit

24 Feb

CANCER SAVED MY LIFE! http://blackmensdossier.com/blog/2014/02/19/cancer-saved-my-life

It has been over two years since my last post but I think about this site and those who might benefit from it each day. Since the transplant life has taken many twist and turns. Still in remission and working at being as healthy as possible each day, I will never forget the battle that me and my family, friends included, endured. Here is an article to bring all up to date as to where I am and a little bit about how i got here. MUCH LOVE AND NEVER QUIT

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24 Feb

CANCER SAVED MY LIFE! http://blackmensdossier.com/blog/2014/02/19/cancer-saved-my-life

It has been over two years since my last post but I think about this site and those who might benefit from it each day. Since the transplant life has taken many twist and turns. Still in remission and working at being as healthy as possible each day, I will never forget the battle that me and my family, friends included, endured. Here is an article to bring all up to date as to where I am and a little bit about how i got here. MUCH LOVE AND NEVER QUIT

click here and read:

18 Oct

J.A.A.V.A. 2012

With the political scene heating up and the Presidential election coming downt the stretch JAAVA takes flight. Just Average Americans Voting Assertively is what JAAVA stands for and we are a platform for people to gather and discuss information that will directly affect them and their community. We are bringing our topics in to focus on local, rather than national, politics. Last night we had a registration party and I have seen almost a year of work come to light. People were registering to vote and talking about what issues mattered the most. Great times, great cause, great people.

19 Jun

Feeling Strong

As I push forward in my recovery phase I am being reintroduced to the everyday sagas of life that seem to be propelled from one person to the next... How to avoid... no avoid is the wrong word... I have thought long and hard about what my life meant to me and to others while I was in the fight, batttling cancer. The thing that was so clear was that all other stresses and problems in life were not present in the forefront of my mind when I was sick. All i cared about was health.

14 Mar

Fallen Soldiers

Its a crazy thing... I just celebrated my 33rd birthday yesterday. A birthday that at one point I was not sure that I was going to see. I was able to go away with my niece to Costa Rica. We had a great bonding experience and tons of fun. Upon my arrival back into the states I got word that one of my best friends... one of my brother's mom had past away on my bday... from cancer.... So as I celebrate life someone so dear to me loses theirs... and Im left thinking whats life all about. Im torn between being grateful and feeling guilty. She was brave and will always be an inspiration.

23 Feb

Staying In Zen Mode

Things that you must be aware of when you send your cancer back into remission are those that once gave you no grief might start to because they feel that you are better and can now handle it.. It is your duty to make sure that you are still recovering and still need time to recover and stay in a healthy mindstate. Take whatever time you need and make sure that your health is the number one priority. I have learned so much from this experience and one thing that stands out is that nothing in life is guaranteed.

26 Dec

Holiday Season

This time last year I was experiencing some of the harshest chemo that I had to go through. Today I am waking up cancer free and enjoying family. This is my first time seeing my sister, niece and nephews in a years time. Its amazing how fast they grow. Im starting to love the holidays because they mean so much more now. Now that Christmas is over its time to enjoy the new year. Update after.. Happy holidays to all. Neverquit

much love

cp 

26 Nov

Thankful

Well its been some time since I have written in this blog and I think it has been for some good reason. Many times I have wanted to come back to the screen and write about my progress and all that has been going on since my last update but I was just enjoying life. It was almost as if I didn't want to stop to think about how nice it was not going to hospital every day and taking the chemo... I just wanted to live. All has been on the up and up since my last update. I have traveled and I am back in classes getting ready for the pilot season and upcoming movies.

12 Jun

Listening is Key

Sometimes we think we have all the answers when it comes to ourselves. For me, Ive known myself longer than anyone else so I should know whats best right..... WRONG.. Knowledge has come to me about myself from the outside once again. Thanks to friend and family I have recognized that patience is of the utmost importance in the healing process. We have fought a great battle over the last year and my mind and heart want to be right back to normal right now. The thing is that it takes time to heal even from the healing. I will get back to where I was physically and mentally.