Hi! My name is Cy Ball. I am a retired computer software developer. I am an enthusiastic fly fisherman and music producer. This is my blog.
I have a wonderful family that I am very proud of: my beautiful and supportive wife Laurie, my son Derek and his wife Kat and their son Ansel, my daughter Erin and her husband Matt and their son Charlie.
Since retiring, I spend time composing music on my computer, working out in the weight room of a local rec center, fishing, walking, reading. Biking had been part of my retirement plan, but with the cancer and also some heart issues, I bike very little and must generally stick to the flatter and more boring rides.
I retired in June 2010. In May 2011, I was diagnosed with an unusual cancer called “carcinoid tumor”. There is a primary tumor somewhere in my gut (not located yet) and six metastatic tumors in my liver. I have had a treatment called chemoembolization which stopped the tumor activity in my liver until January 2012. In June 2013, half my liver was removed with a large tumor in it and my gall bladder was removed. For more on the cancer adventure go here: Carcinoid Cancer – My Story
I intend my blog to center around music, with some talk of carcinoid tumor.