Well hello, everybody!
I hope that you all have had a great past few years. I know that I have had quite the adventure in life. Luckily, all things have worked out for the best and I am back and better than ever in the World of Warcraft and on the Interwebs.
For those of you who have been wondering where we all went, please know that real life had swept in like hurricane over the past two years and I got tossed around like crazy. I moved back to California for a few months (it was supposed to be permanent) beginning in 2017, got a second Bachelor’s degree, re-certified myself in the travel industry and then was informed that the doctors out there believed I had cancer.
To spare you all the details and specifics, I shall simply state that those of you who know me have long known that I suffer from ankle pain and that my ankles are very easy to injure/swell/bleed. Out in California, the doctors performed an MRI and found an irregular tissue growth and arthritis in my right ankle joint. While the abnormal tissue growth could be consistent with many things from PVNS to cancer to other conditions, the fact that my ALG/AST levels, blood pressure, uric acid levels, and white blood cell counts were all off the doctors concluded that I had a very high likelihood of having cancer. Thus, I had to move back to New Jersey (moving across the country twice in three months is NOT fun, especially given the circumstances that the second move was under) and seek out more answers from my doctors back home.
Luckily, I found out that I did not have cancer and that I had long been suffering from chronic tophaceous gout, high blood pressure and the early warning stages of Diabetes. From that point forward, I had to change the way I ate (believe me, a low-purine, low-calorie, low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat diet can be hard to construct and execute) and start exercising regularly. Two years later, I have dropped about sixty pounds and my A1C (blood sugar) is back within a healthy range. My cholesterol and overall weight could still come down, but my blood pressure, uric acid levels, and gout attacks are normal or do not occur anymore and I do not have ankle pain like I did in the past.
Throughout this entire process, I never felt as though the end was coming (or anything so dramatic) and even when the doctors said that I might have cancer, I really never let it get me down. If anything, it was a wake-up call to stop eating and drinking things that I could drink when I was a kid that my body could no longer process as well. Today, I feel better than ever and the time that used to be taken away from activities due to my ankle pain is now my own again.
All of this is to say that life is awesome and you should enjoy and appreciate the time that you do have while also attempting to make the most out of what you eat, drink, do and experience.
But I have digressed long enough!
Now that things have normalized again, it is time that this old podcast gets a reboot so that we can all go back to doing the things that we enjoy. I am aiming to have episodes up and running by the end of January (although hopefully I can start by mid-January).
Until then, there are a few housekeeping notes that I think need to be addressed:
1.) All of the old episodes of the LFRP Podcast are lost into the void. My old laptop died, our podcast storage went into the nether and I forgot to update the credit card expiration date on our show host’s billing system so we lost the archive located there as well. I know, bad Tarcanus.
2.) None of the old iTunes (now Apple Music/Podcasts), Stitcher and TuneIn links no longer work. As I find new storage and hosting, I will have to update the show information and all the links located on this website and our other pages.
3.) This website will be updated shortly (well, “shortly” being a relative term) with the latest information about the show. Come back and stay tuned for the latest information.
4.) The show is not currently looking for hosts, advertisers or vendors at the moment. Thank you for your interest but just getting the show up and running is the most important thing right now.
5.) I forgot how to use Tumblr since I have not used the platform for almost three years. So, the LFRP Podcast Tumblr may not be the best place to find the latest information on the show.
But yes, as more information becomes available, I shall share it here with you all. Thank you for your continued support and interest in the show and your personal messages, phone calls and support over the past two years.
Take care and of course… be safe, wherever you may be in the world!
- Tarcanus Frostbourne