|My beautiful friend - Emily|
I wouldn't normally share this sort of stuff on here, however, it's important to me, and without Emily I wouldn't be doing this in the first place so I feel a short post, and update might be in order. It's been a few hectic and busy weeks...albeit at home. As some of you may or may not know my wife Emily was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer during the week between Christmas and New Years.
We have shared the experiences on my personal Facebook page and also on her Facebook page. Right now she is well, the symptoms that have plagued her for the past 8-10 months or so appear to be subsiding (it was thought to have been IBS and simply didn't appear to be what it turned out to be until it had come to a head - nothing like living a healthy lifestyle doing everything right then this cropping up huh?) thus the comfort level is going up with each salvo of chemotherapy. She will be having her third salvo the week after next...and right now it's open ended because of where the tumor and it's "friends" have placed themselves, but the outlook is good, and surgery is the goal. The downside of all of this is simply financial. But regardless, we're fortunate to live where we live here on the West Coast of California close to two of the best cancer research and surgery locations in the world.
I just wanted to add a little note to my blog to that effect. I love her dearly, and as I said without her encouragement, love and selflessness I wouldn't be doing what I do now. I felt it was right to share here as it's as she is my life. Many of whom in the industry know Emily because she has been with me through the AMA days, the World Superbike days and now the MotoGP days and we have received and continue to receive words of encouragement, love and gifts from all over the world.
I would like to take this moment to publicly thank everyone for the support. It means so much to us. The world of motorcycling, and racing has the coolest, most caring people I have ever met.