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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:23 PM

Thankyou, DU!

To everyone who supported me in this last round with my cancer fight -

All those prayers, thoughts, vibes, kind words, advice ....

They worked. Its a hard work coming back that could have been SOOOO much worse.

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!

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Reply Thankyou, DU! (Original post)
marble falls Jul 2019 OP
panader0 Jul 2019 #1
spanone Jul 2019 #2
Ohiogal Jul 2019 #3
Dennis Donovan Jul 2019 #4
marble falls Jul 2019 #17
gademocrat7 Jul 2019 #5
Dem2theMax Jul 2019 #6
marble falls Jul 2019 #18
mountain grammy Jul 2019 #7
marble falls Jul 2019 #19
sprinkleeninow Jul 2019 #8
Scarsdale Jul 2019 #9
malaise Jul 2019 #10
democrank Jul 2019 #11
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2019 #12
marble falls Jul 2019 #20
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2019 #24
marble falls Jul 2019 #28
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2019 #43
Ilsa Jul 2019 #13
Bettie Jul 2019 #14
marble falls Jul 2019 #21
Bettie Jul 2019 #25
Honeycombe8 Jul 2019 #15
Harker Jul 2019 #16
marble falls Jul 2019 #22
Harker Jul 2019 #45
diva77 Jul 2019 #23
greatauntoftriplets Jul 2019 #26
marble falls Jul 2019 #29
greatauntoftriplets Jul 2019 #36
marble falls Jul 2019 #37
sheshe2 Jul 2019 #27
marble falls Jul 2019 #30
sheshe2 Jul 2019 #35
Clash City Rocker Jul 2019 #31
marble falls Jul 2019 #32
Clash City Rocker Jul 2019 #42
Niagara Jul 2019 #33
marble falls Jul 2019 #34
MoonRiver Jul 2019 #38
marble falls Jul 2019 #40
MoonRiver Jul 2019 #41
bluestarone Jul 2019 #39
UpInArms Jul 2019 #44
MLAA Jul 2019 #46
hlthe2b Jul 2019 #47
calimary Jul 2019 #48
marble falls Jul 2019 #49
DesertRat Jul 2019 #50
marble falls Jul 2019 #51

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:25 PM

1. All the best marble falls!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:27 PM

2. K&R...

Thank You.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:27 PM

3. Glad to hear your good news!

Wishing you strength and continued good health!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:31 PM

4. You're not going anywhere yet. We have some Trumps to evict from the WH!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:30 PM

17. We do, don't we? Looks like the gangs all here, let's roll.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 01:14 PM

5. Take care!

We are with you.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 01:19 PM

6. You did all the hard work.

But I know we were all on the sidelines, praying for you and cheering you on!

I have another smile on my face! It was so good to see this thread. Keep up the great work!

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:31 PM

18. Support makes ALL the difference.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 01:23 PM

7. I'm hoping the worst is behind you..

I admire your courage and fight and am so happy you're here.

Thank you!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:32 PM

19. No matter what happens after now, its going to be OK! Life is good.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 01:29 PM

8. Thanks be! You are loved... n/t

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:15 PM

9. Wonderful news.

Fought it all the way. Takes courage. Glad you put up a good fight. We are all happy to read this post. Welcome back, by the way.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:18 PM

10. You are so welcome

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:23 PM

11. Sending positive thoughts

Keep on going!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:30 PM

12. Best wishes for your continuing recovery and a return to normal life.

Those of us who have have friends and relatives that have battled cancer know what you've been through and we support you with continuing thoughts and meditation.

I just lost my best friend to cancer and your story lifts me today.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:33 PM

20. I am truly sorry for your loss. Thankyou so much for thinking of me.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:53 PM

24. And I thank you, marble falls. This is a painful time.

I'm so glad your disease was treated in good time, whereas my friend's was not.

We need better ways to recognize the symptoms of cancers of all type before they are past the point of being un-treatable. We also need improvements in our medical care system that would make routine preventative care much easier for the elderly. This experience had taught me some huge lessons on life.

Receive every new day as a precious gift.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #24)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:15 PM

28. The crazy part for me is there was barely any symptom and I went in almost as soon ...

(in a week) as I noticed it: a little dribble of blood in my urine - in 2012. They found the cancer looking at something else in a CATscan. I had no indications for bladder cancer except a long exposure to second hand smoke, about something I used to make fun of people over. Shame on me.

Ironically the cancer I have/had doesn't usually make tumors, it stays close in profile to the bladder liner. That unusual tumor showed up

I've had five bladder surgeries, an extra long BCG regimen and a half of my colon removed (I have a semi colon) which kinda complicated this last mamalama surgery while they got the colon surgeon into the OR to roadmap what they did and this las team had to trim the colon further for the bladder removal re-plumbing job.

Me and cancer are at least in a draw and eternal vigilance is required, we may have completely gotten it, we may have a skirmish or two more.

I'm up for the fight. I know I still have more good years. I'll get to see Trump dumped and a Democratic renaissance over the next eight years and that would be a satisfactory slipping into the next Bardo.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #28)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:50 PM

43. Wow, you were so very lucky.

Thanks for sharing your story. My friend was not so lucky. She had an odd bump on the back of her head and was planning to see a dermatologist soon. As it turned out, that lump was brain cancer spreading outside her skull which was a metastisization of a cancer in one of her lungs. Cancer was also spreading to her bones and lymph nodes so by the time it was discovered, it was too late. I lost her only about 2-1/2 months after the discovery.

There's a bizarre story behind the discovery: I was taking her for blood work for an unrelated issue and her rollator toppled over in the parking lot, striking the back of her head and she was taken to ER. A cat scan then revealed the mass in her brain....and here we are. She had already survived breast cancer and open heart surgery and was only 74 when she passed.

Following old southern tradition from back in the 50s and 60s, she and I both were smokers for many years. Chest x-rays were common in family doctor's offices for a long time, but now they're farming it all out so you have to go to a hospital for that. As a result, neither of us had a chest x-ray for many years. Needless to say, I plan on getting one very soon (or whatever test they're using these days for lung scan).

I hope you can have periodic precautionary tests done to be sure everything is still OK, if nothing else for emotional and mental relief. Perhaps someday there will be a simple doctor's office test developed that will indicate a warning flag of possible cancer activity in our body.

Best of luck!.......

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:42 PM

13. Just this:

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:54 PM

14. Glad to hear it

hoping that you have many more healthy years ahead!

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Response to Bettie (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:35 PM

21. I am going to make the most of it. I have things to do to help bring back ...

saner times. We can do it together!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:57 PM

25. I will work on it and

hope that sanity eventually prevails.

And that you stay well.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:08 PM

15. Glad to hear you are doing well. Very glad.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:24 PM

16. You're an MVP...

and very much appreciated here.

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Response to Harker (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:35 PM

22. Garsh, you are too kind.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 11:16 PM

45. Hardly.

I may be glib, but I'm sufficiently attentive to know who are the pegs that hold this ark together.

Thanks.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:51 PM

23. So glad to hear you're on the up & up!!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:00 PM

26. I'm very happy to hear that!

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:18 PM

29. Its been a struggle, I appreciate you having let me talk to you about it ...

along the way.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:37 PM

36. You're very welcome.

You've really been through it.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #36)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:38 PM

37. I get by with a little help from friends. Sometimes its a whole lotta love.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:09 PM

27. Great news!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:20 PM

30. Yeppers, it sure is. We all need good news and we all need to be able to share in it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #30)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:35 PM

35. You got that right, marble falls.

So good to see you back here. We sure have our work cut out for us. Vote.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:22 PM

31. Thank you for sharing about it

I think pretty much everyone I know has been close to someone who had to deal with cancer. My wife is a cancer survivor (thankfully, it was thyroid cancer, the most survivable kind, but I was scared nonetheless). My dad had skin cancer a couple times, but heís still alive and kicking. A couple good friends have died from more serious forms of cancer. But thereís no kind of cancer that isnít terrifying.

It takes courage to talk about this, and a lot more courage to fight through it. Bravo to you. Iíll keep you in my prayers.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:25 PM

32. Prayers work and I am happy for your wife and dad's great outcomes!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:15 PM

42. I'm happy for yours. Good luck going forward.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:30 PM

33. You're welcome

I don't know if you remember my response, but I meant every word that I said.


I'm glad that you're still here with us!!

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Response to Niagara (Reply #33)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:32 PM

34. I do remember the icon, and thankyou very much from my heart.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #34)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:40 PM

38. So glad you're on the mend!

I grew up in Austin, not terribly far from MF.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #38)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:46 PM

40. Usually Marble Falls feels like Austin's country cousin. Sometimes it ...

feels like Alabama. I have been noticing a LOT less Trump stickers and the only MAGA hats are on the tourists.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #40)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:01 PM

41. I've been gone for 28 years now, but hear from others that the times they are a changing there.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:41 PM

39. GREAT! looking forward to all your future posts!!!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:24 PM

44. So glad you are doing better

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:23 AM

46. Hurray!💞💞💞💞💞💞💕💕💕💕💕🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:04 PM

47. You made MY day!

Keep up the good fight!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:16 PM

48. Awwwwww... great news, marble falls!

DU does it again! One of many reasons why I love this place.

Thatís WONDERFUL news, marble falls! WUNNNNNNderful!

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Response to calimary (Reply #48)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:05 PM

49. I learn new stuff here every single time I sign in.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 02:25 PM

50. I'm so happy to hear this, marble falls

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #50)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:21 PM

51. Its still going to be a bit of a struggle but it will not be near the battle that this ...

last go around was.

And it is possible that this one is over.

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