This has been an awesome year. I met new friends at the Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center, where I recently had my last chemotherapy treatment. I am happy about that. I would like to thank Dr. K. for doing my surgery back in April -- he did a great job. All of the staff at CBCC has been helpful over the last few months. I was well enough to participate in the Relay for Life back in May.

I got some other good news, too: Both my nieces are going to have babies.

I would like to tell everybody to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Bakersfield