2024 So Far


The first 4 months of 2024 have almost come and gone, feeling like a blur.

The year started tumultuously, as my wife underwent an ultrasound and biopsy that confirmed a cancer diagnosis. Just two hours before her diagnosis, I was involved in a car accident. Thankfully, I was not seriously injured, and the car damage was manageable.

Amid these personal challenges, our team was in the thick of a major testnet phase for our storage network. The phase was successful, with significant learning experiences, numerous challenges, and over 600 node operators participating.

From the end of January through mid-February, we navigated numerous medical appointments. The uncertainty of the cancer's severity loomed large until post-operative tests could be conducted on the removed tumor and lymph nodes.

My wife underwent the first of three surgeries in mid-March, followed by a second in early April. We were relieved when tests indicated that neither radiation nor chemotherapy was necessary, though medication treatment will continue for about a decade.

The first quarter was a whirlwind, and it took time for me to process everything happening. Managing the complexities of cancer treatment, from logistical coordination to insurance battles, was exhausting.

Looking ahead, my wife has one more surgery before we can hopefully close this chapter. I am profoundly grateful for the support from my colleagues at GenesysGo during this period.

As life begins to stabilize, I look forward to resuming a regular posting schedule. Stay tuned for more updates, and feel free to share your own stories of resilience and support in the comments below.