Two years ago I heard “It’s cancer” for the first time. One year ago I celebrated a pretty damn good first year with the big C. Today... oh, today... I just celebrate making it another year. The second year of cancer was HARD, guys. And I was told SO MANY TIMES I was going to die. Today, I felt like I was smacked with two years worth of memories and feelings all at once and it was really, really hard. But, I spent time with people I love and tried to smile as much as I could. So here’s to two years of LIVING with my cancer diagnosis. I’m not giving up. I’m still here. #fuckcancer#yeartwo#stillkickin#imstillhere#alive#cancerversary#5518designs
Last night was The Hilarious Night of Depression live podcast! My "costume" was a Still Kickin Survivor complete with tutu! I have a few chronic diseases, including but not limited to depression and anxiety. On my bad days, it's overwhelming. On my good days, I think it has made me stronger and more filled with gratitude! Last night was a celebration of survival with a load of laughter! So glad I could go with a friend!
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You mean that time I read a John Sinclair composition, onstage with his Blues Scholars, to honor him??🤯❤️❤️❤️❤️Thanks for the video, Barb! The first clip is my intro , then the poem titled “Two Prayers”, that is on his new album...hope I did you proud, Chief!!🙏😍 Sending all our healing love...(bummer IG won’t let you post them more than 60 seconds. The entire poem is on my FB) #JohnSinclair#StillKickin#FunkyDRecords
𝕃𝕚𝕗𝕖 𝕌𝕡𝕕𝕒𝕥𝕖: I know I’ve been a little more absent lately — the last three weeks have been more or less a bit terrifying and painful for me to say the least; I had been sent from emergency department to emergency department for an issue that started taking place within in my jaw just a few short weeks ago. Long story short after countless dr visits, tests, imaging, and a whole helluva lot of uncertainty: it was concluded that it was some type of dermatitis (or skin) infection that needed some heavy duty antibiotic treatment — The swelling is finally starting to alleviate, and my fever has finally broke after a few weeks of bedrest; I am FINALLY getting my face back! And I am really starting to have some semblance of normalcy again💕 Sadly though I am still recuperating; not wanting to push it, I will not be attending the NARBC in Tinley: but I hope everyone has nothing but an absolutely magical time✨
And also I wanted to mention that I’m not entirely sure I would have made it through this whole ordeal if it wasn’t for @wandererofthewoods and my incredible family of friends who went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and well loved during this whole scary experience; you’re the real mvps, and I am forever grateful💫
(You can swipe right if your curious to see the progression of the swelling and rock like formation that formed inside of my face over the few weeks I was M.I.A, but fair warning they ain’t pretty~)
In honor of #mentalhealthday , I’m going to do something I never do; celebrate myself, and the miracle that I’m still here waking up and facing every single day. I’ve been struggling with mental illness since I was a young boy with big round Harry Potter glasses. It’s a really tough subject to broach and it usually takes a long time for me to open up about it, and even then I usually keep it to myself because I get so sick and tired of all the “advice” that amounts to simple fixes for people that aren’t struggling with these things. Take some time to be there for the people in your life with unseen illnesses, because it’s the most silent and lonely struggle that you could ever possibly imagine. So here’s to me, and the fact that I’m #stillkickin despite everything. I still maintain the hope that as the years progress we will wipe away the stigma and love each other for who we really are, and the things we feel we need to hide away.
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