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I hate Cancer

Postby jdavidsmit » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:38 am



A couple of weeks ago I was finishing up the fork rebuild, timing belts, brakes, grease the drive shaft, etc. and waiting on the new front tire to arrive. I received the phone call none of us want to get, My daughter in law has breast cancer. so I flew out to CA to be with them during the surgery. prognosis is good.

The tire is on the bike and I will be taking her out this afternoon for the test ride.

Thanks to everyone who gave encouragement and information during the bike repairs, I could not have done it with out you.


David

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redial
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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby redial » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:59 am

And here is some warm thoughts for you during you and your daughter-in-law's stress.
Len in Kapunda

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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby made2care » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:27 am

I detest cancer. Last August my wife was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma, a blood cancer. We were devastated , since she was the picture of health, ate healthy, ran everyday, non -smoker and so on. There is no cure, but treatments are making strides each year.
She has completed chemo and responded very well. She is in the clear. Sometimes when I'm out in the garage working on "Sleeping Beauty", I can feel a little guilty, but I realize that staying busy helps !
The good news through all this is that I realize now more than ever that life is so fragile, and that we should care about people, and be aware of how we can make others feel.
When "Sleeping beauty" is complete, I am going to take my wife out on a beautiful ride! Can't wait! One problem though, she doesn't ride :roll:
If you have been affected by cancer, my heart goes out to you.
Take care friends and keep watching "Sleeping Beauty's" progress. The carbs are currently with Mike Nixon in Ca, he is sending me some progress pixs soon and will get them on here.

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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby thrasherg » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:44 am

My mother died of cancer when I was 19 (my brother and sister where 17 & 15), the plus side was it made us all realise how short life can be. We have all had amazingly active lives (I am sure as a direct impact of my mother dying so young), I have lived in France, Germany, England, California, Texas and now Washington, I have built numerous motorbikes and road raced for several years, I built a 2 seater helicopter and got both my fixed wing and rotary wing pilots licenses. I have ridden the TAT across the USA and will ride the CDR next month.. Cancer is terrible, whilst it may kill the host, it can make others live.. I am 100% sure I would not have done most of these things if my parents had lived a full normal life, you have to look for the good things where you can. Fingers crossed for your daughter in law and everyone else suffering from this awful disease. Enjoy life and live it to the full.

Gary

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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby made2care » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:48 am

Forgot to mention. thoughts and prayers to your daughter in law and family.

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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby Sidcar » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:37 pm

If it's any comfort my sister had breast cancer four years ago, mastectomy, chemo, radio therapy and she recovered. Now living life to the full (never in when I call round).
Wishing your daughter in law a speedy and full recovery.

Sid

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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby redial » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:30 pm

My family has been lucky in that direction, but our parents had the wrong jeans on when they made us, so we have other issues that are slowing us down a tad. My older brother has asbestos related disease, and is slowly running out of breath, but until he gives up smoking, they will not give him oxygen as they are afraid he will blow himself up with smoking and oxygen. He had a triple bypass about 25 years ago, and still smokes. Others in the family saw the light early, and have attempted a healthier life.

Walking the dogs daily has helped a few of my issues, so unless it is raining, we go out walking every day. That is really assisting my general health, so much that my specialists medicos have me on a 12 month cycle of appointments, unless I feel I need a consultation earlier.

Somethings you can avoid, and should, others are in the cards that you are dealt up. Just make the most of what you have, and enjoy every day - go for a ride.
Len in Kapunda

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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby jhngardner367 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:53 pm

My brother is 5 yrs older than I,and is fighting cancerous tumors in his brain. He has had one removed,and the other is slowly shrinking.
Now,my wife,and I are awaiting results from her doctor,as they found 3 lumps in her breast. Her sister had breast cancer 3 yrs ago,and 2 aunts had it ,also. We are not optimistic,but will deal with whatever comes out.
I'm busier than a one-legged cat,in a sandbox !
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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby bjatwood » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:36 am

As a cancer survivor I know the heartache that comes from that word... very well. You have to get mad and just use that energy to help the medicine work it's magic, and the skill of the surgeons hands to make it thru.
My family has had Leukemia, Hodgkins 2 x's, Colon, Breast, and Melanoma cancers. It really does put in perspective how short life can be and to take each day the good Lord gives us and a day to praise him and his glory!

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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby bjatwood » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:41 pm

Just found out Friday that my sisters Hodgkin's is back for the 3rd time! Please pray for her guys. She's a fighter, but as you all know. The big guy in the sky can work miracles! Thank you.

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redial
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Re: I hate Cancer

Postby redial » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:28 pm

Warm thoughts are being sent your way in favour of your sister, in your family's time of stress. Keep smiling, as happiness will also help. Good luck to you all, you sound like you could do with some.


Len in Kapunda

The world is not going to finish today, as it is already tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand, and other islands of foreign nations such as Guam and Samoa.


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