Dragon's Blood & The Doc:

This morning's shave (10 AM) was great. Unfortunately I really didn't get the time enjoy it because I kindly over slept this morning so I pretty much had to shower, shave, get dressed and go out the door to my doctor's appointment at the local cancer center for a routine check up. I've enjoyed using my Soap Commander products in support of Luke Seibert and I will continue to pray for the entire family and for him to have full recovery. So for this morning's shave I went with Reef Point Soaps and since I only have 2 at the moment, their Dragon's Blood was a welcomed sight:


The post shave feel was great and was irritation free, but it was not an ice rink type of shave but it's nice and comfortable and more than socially acceptable. Basically I've been trying to go for an ice rink type of shave too much as of late and either making too many passes, and in some cases I should have waited a day or 2 between shaves and didn't. My Doctor's visit was exceptional:


They said my Blood work was excellent, I've lost 5 pounds which now puts me at 246.8 pounds and my blood pressure was excellent at 123 over 85 this morning. They were extremely pleased with my results and next year, they will be a once a year visit to go inside with my visit to UVA which is also a yearly visit. And in 4 days, it will be 4 years since I quit smoking. They were really pleased with that and I'm proud of that myself. I was told in February of 2012 that it wasn't an option and that I had to quit. Basically I had already been looking for another reason to quit besides financial reasons (the taxes went through the roof on it here in VA) . Basically what I was told was that if I didn't quit and they just happen to miss a small piece of the cancer, that me smoking could carry it to my lungs at which point there wasn't much they could do which was basically code for the surgeon's next statement which shocked me somewhat. The surgeon said shortly after that and I quote: "if you keep smoking and we've missed any of the cancer especially with the type that I had and it's gotten into your lungs, there a 95% chance that it's in your blood stream and once it's gotten into there, there's nothing we can do to help you except make you more comfortable.

Optimism & The Track 2:

Today's shave was excellent. Possibly one of my best shaves of all time. For today's brush, I went with my Omega 10049 Professional...