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Author Topic:   Living with Cancer (from Cancer Survivors)
Phat
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Message 226 of 252 (864130)
10-07-2019 8:43 AM
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10-07-2019 8:27 AM


Re: Calling all survivors
I found the belief Statement. IIRC, you have never claimed atheism and preferred Deism ala Spinoza, If I remember correctly. Have your battles and journies with loved ones and battling cancer caused you to re-examine your beliefs in any way? If so, it would be nic to share a bit. If not, it's ok... you are honest and true to your world view. And I'm proud to know you.

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. ~RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

“As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.”
? R.C. Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith


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GDR
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Message 227 of 252 (864149)
10-07-2019 11:05 AM
Reply to: Message 222 by RAZD
10-07-2019 1:07 AM


Re: Calling all survivors
I'm glad it is going well for you RAZD. It has for me as well. My surgeon in Vancouver found a small return of the cancer in my sinuses last spring, which the MRI didn't pick up, and so I went back for a quick 20 minute surgery and had it removed which went well. He had thought he found another spot but it turned out to be benign.

It is all going really well. I don't seem to miss the bit of the brain they removed, (guess I wasn't using it anyway ), and I am dealing fine without any cartilage left in my sinuses except for the little bit at the tip of my nose.

They keep checking up on me and I see my oncologist again this afternoon and I see my surgeon over in Vancouver every 6 months or so.

I hope that you enjoy your trip through Canada. I drove back out to Alberta during the summer through Jasper and it is sure a beautiful part of the world. My home town is Medicine Hat and as beautiful as it is here in Victoria I still feel more at home in big sky country in southern Alberta than anywhere else in the world.


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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Message 228 of 252 (864185)
10-07-2019 4:19 PM
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10-07-2019 11:05 AM


Re: Calling all survivors
... It has for me as well. ...

Wonderful news.

I hope that you enjoy your trip through Canada. I drove back out to Alberta during the summer through Jasper and it is sure a beautiful part of the world. My home town is Medicine Hat and as beautiful as it is here in Victoria ...

We lived in Cadboro Bay for a (too) few years and loved the area and all the available hiking trails.

... I still feel more at home in big sky country ...

For me it has to be coastal, and rocky preferred to floodplain flats. It the salt smell in the air.

I'll wave (waft?) in your general direction when we stop in Vancouver.

Enjoy


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GDR
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Message 229 of 252 (864200)
10-07-2019 6:01 PM
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10-07-2019 4:19 PM


Re: Calling all survivors
I'll stand by for the breeze from your waft.

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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Phat
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Message 230 of 252 (865755)
10-30-2019 11:54 AM
Reply to: Message 228 by RAZD
10-07-2019 4:19 PM


Re: Calling all survivors
Speaking of survivors (and subtitles )

I notice that you are posting a lot more recently! I can only hope that this is good news and that your remission continues and that your strength is returning.

Your old cars patiently await refurbishment while you regain your strength.


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. ~RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

“As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.”
? R.C. Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith


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xongsmith
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Message 231 of 252 (877027)
06-01-2020 4:47 PM


RAZD
I have some bad news...my brother, RAZD, was taken to the hospital with bleeding in his brain. They were planning on operating but have now decided it's too complicated. They now plan on putting him in a hospice, presumably near Warren, RI.

I will keep you all advised as I learn more.


"I'd rather be an American than a Trump Supporter."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 232 of 252 (877029)
06-01-2020 4:53 PM
Reply to: Message 231 by xongsmith
06-01-2020 4:47 PM


Re: RAZD
When you talk to him please let him know I am standing with him.

I am standing with you both.


Factio Republicana delenda est.

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Message 233 of 252 (877030)
06-01-2020 5:03 PM
Reply to: Message 232 by AZPaul3
06-01-2020 4:53 PM


Re: RAZD
Like AZPaul said. RAZD is one of my favorite posters here or anywhere.

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Message 234 of 252 (877033)
06-01-2020 7:59 PM


Prayers for he and family. He has been a great teacher.

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GDR
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Message 235 of 252 (877036)
06-02-2020 2:16 AM
Reply to: Message 231 by xongsmith
06-01-2020 4:47 PM


Re: RAZD
I very much enjoyed here RAZD's perspective. As a fellow cancer survivor I know it can be beaten. God bless

AbE I really hope he enjoyed the trip to Canada last year.

Edited by GDR, : No reason given.


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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vimesey
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Message 236 of 252 (877037)
06-02-2020 7:17 AM
Reply to: Message 231 by xongsmith
06-01-2020 4:47 PM


Re: RAZD
Really sorry to hear about RAZD - I have been dipping in and out of EvC and only just opened this thread.

You have all of my best wishes and thoughts, and hopes for peace and comfort. RAZD has taught me a lot, and I consider it a privilege to know him, even remotely, through the internet.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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Message 237 of 252 (877040)
06-02-2020 9:21 AM


A loving god my arse ...

G’luck Chuck, we’re all going to miss your patient, detailed and scholarly analysis and argument.

For once the throw away platitude is true, our thoughts are with you and I’m pretty sure that the deluded and misguided here will be including you in their prayers too. You have respect here from both sides of the unending argument.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


  
xongsmith
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Message 238 of 252 (877109)
06-04-2020 3:09 PM
Reply to: Message 231 by xongsmith
06-01-2020 4:47 PM


Re: RAZD
He did not make it. Last night.
We will make some kind of plans later, but he will be or has been cremated.

Pattie got to be with him all day yesterday in the hospital, but he was unresponsive and didn't squeeze back her hand.


"I'd rather be an American than a Trump Supporter."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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vimesey
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Message 239 of 252 (877111)
06-04-2020 3:55 PM
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06-04-2020 3:09 PM


Re: RAZD
I am so sorry. Life will be less without him.

Please accept my condolences.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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Message 240 of 252 (877116)
06-04-2020 6:06 PM
Reply to: Message 238 by xongsmith
06-04-2020 3:09 PM


Re: RAZD
I cry for his family.

I cry for me.

This hurts.


Factio Republicana delenda est.
I am antifa.

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