Month: April 2014

Chemo, does a body good.

Chemo, does a body good.

Before I was diagnosed with cancer I weighed a hefty 245 pounds… I’m 5’6. Yeah… I was definitely a snickers bar away from being in a diabetic coma.
Surprisingly, I’m one of the few people who barely lost weight on chemo. I lost about 20 pounds, still big as a house i carried on as usual until my doctor who I thought was maybe 30, patted me on the stomach and asked me ” How long have you had that problem, son?” He then proceeded to boast about his age. Granted, he turned out to be 55, so either he is a time lord or he is the reason why we have not found the holy grail yet. I’m pretty sure it’s the ladder. Today, I have happily lost 130 pounds.

My point is ….your health is all you got at the end of the day and even though I still technically have these cancer cells within me I make it a point to be active, cook more and to continually educate myself on treatments. Take care of yourself beautiful people.

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Chemo: A Love Story.

 

Yesterday we talked about Laughter therapy and the good it can do for you and others. I was very fortunate that I found theater at a young age. When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24 I was devastated, I was scared and I was alone. While on my journey towards self-awareness and healing, I began writing, Chemo: A Love Story, at first it was a story filled with anger, bitterness and hopelessness . With time and and memories of people past and present it became a story of Hope, laughter and Chocolate pudding.  I originally made it to heal myself and to celebrate the human spirit, now, it has made it into several film festivals around the U.S.  It tells the story of two cancer patients who fell in love in the hospital and decide to make it work.

Now for some shameless plugging!

Well I’m at it again this time for my first feature film Ashes, which tells the story of 3 siblings who go on a road trip to bury their fathers Ashes.

Monday we start a new campaign for the feature film Ashes.  Hope you will Join us on our journey to help make our project become a reality! We will be releasing the pitch video tomorrow morning! In the mean time check out Chemo: A Love Story and check out the Facebook page for Ashes

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashes-The-Movie/1462654030637591

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE DOCTORS OFFICE

 

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE DOCTORS OFFICE

Directions: Taste the Rainbow.

I think my doctor is on to my depression…I went to pick up my medication from the pharmacy and when I was finally able to defeat the child lock, it was full of skittles.

Living in a medicated society is tough, telling people I want to pursue alternative medicine has often given way to conversations of the nauseating variety ( Chemo Not Included). I have found laughter therapy to be the best form of treatment there is.

We were born with the gift of laughter. Laughter is a natural medicine. It lifts our spirits and brings about a wave of catharsis that soothes the deepest of sorrows. Laughter is a contagious emotion. It can bring people together. It can help us feel more alive and empowered.

We should all take time to laugh more, especially at ourselves.

Operation Happy happy Joy Joy: Meet Joe. Pt.1

So I decided to ask Joe Jones, (a man I see everyday walking his dog) what gives him joy. I never knew his name, I walk pass this man everyday and never really said a word.

I encourage all of you to get out of your head and try it to talk to someone you see everyday. It could be the Mail man, a neighbor or the deli guy.
Because of the phones battery I can only upload part 1. I will have the rest of the interview tomorrow.

Chemosabe and other great adventures!

Chemosabe and other great adventures!

Sorry beautiful people for the hold up. I’ve been super busy, working on my FIRST feature film and attending film festivals for my last short film Chemo: A Love Story, A dark comedy about two cancer patients who fall in love in hospital. Now I’m back and will have some new operation: Hope, for you guys soon!

Also, My new web series Chemosabe will be preparing to hit the web soon. It tells the story of Myles, who has no choice but to restart chemotherapy when he finds out he’s no longer in remission, he also sees this as a second chance to reconnect with his past… Oh and Death is his best friend. The above is the first promo for Chemosabe. That’s right “sister,sister!” oh wait they’re actually twins… Damn.
Take care friends.

Operation Happy Happy Joy Joy: Meet Nadine!

Yes, I even ask my dates, what gives them hope.

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.

If you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com

Operation Happy Happy Joy Joy. Meet Krystal!

Greetings All! Today I’m here with the Talented Actress/Model Krystal Woods! She has taken some time out of her Busy schedule to tell us what gives her hope!
For more info on Krystal, check out her Page! Facebook.com/woodskrystal01

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.
If you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com

Operation Happy Happy Joy Joy: Meet Clint.

Operation Happy happy Joy Joy: meet clint!

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.
If you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com