Milestone, on a rough day.

Three years ago, on this day, I underwent a Nephrectomy. The left kidney had a ‘large mass’ on it. It went bye-bye. Pathology said cancer. I get a detailed physical every September since. The last results were all “in limits.”

About that rough day.

We at the 416 AMU/ Falcon lost a co worker to cancer last night. Ed Cunningham, AO1 USN RET was also a Shipmate. I had a flyer for a flight, turn, flight. It was on the second go that the flag was taken for the memorial fly over of our ramp.
Rough day for all, it was.

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About ORPO1

Husband to Sharon for 31 plus years. Dad to four. Grand Dad to five, four of them girls. Retired Navy. Sometime Mechanic, Railroader, Airplane Builder. Currently a Civilian Employee of the USAF at Edwards AFB. Survived Renal Cell Carcinoma. A walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction, Taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home. Counted the stars on the 4th of July Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky Talking about redemption and leaving things behind As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line
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4 Responses to Milestone, on a rough day.

  1. ORPO1 says:

    Reblogged this on The Lexicans.

  2. Steve says:

    Sorry for the loss of your friend. Saw it on Facebook last night. Seems all too common at our age. I hate it.

  3. tyroneb says:

    Love that photo on the banner! I grew up in the Mojave Desert, and have been to Edwards many many times. Do they still have that turbine powered P-51 there?

    • ORPO1 says:

      Not to my knowledge there is no turbine powered Mustang here.
      I am an immigrant to the Mojave Desert. We got here three years ago this coming November 9.
      Glad you like the blog!

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