Merry Christmas

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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:02 am

neanderman wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:03 am
My partner of 12 years underwent brain surgery on 12/12 for a glioblastoma.
I am very sorry for your partner and you. I wish you both the best.

For those who aren't familiar with it, glioblastoma multiforme is an aggressive form of brain cancer that is not well-understood and difficult to treat. Surgery remains the best hope for now, with possible radiation therapy followup.
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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by spro » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:53 am

Oh Ed, what to say. Proton therapy is a course and seems to be available in NY, Baltimore and DC now. No way was your season merry. Good wishes and hopes go to your partner and you.
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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by NP317 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:57 am

I am truly grieved to hear your news. I've been feeling my own mortality this year, so this hits home.
You and your Partner will remain in my thoughts, as the new year rolls into the calendar.
Thinking Good Thoughts your direction.

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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by Harold_V » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:20 am

NP317 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:57 am
I've been feeling my own mortality this year, so this hits home.
Yep! Indeed it does. I turned 80 last July and am now facing the fact that I am likely running out of time. It's far worse when one is younger, being cheated from the aging process and the fulfillment of one's dreams.

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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by earlgo » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:29 am

Neanderman: Sorry to hear of your partner's affliction. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by neanderman » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:46 pm

Thanks, all, for your thoughts and prayers. I was widowed 23 years ago -- to say I feel double gobsmacked puts it mildly.

Taking it one day at a time.

Blessings to all. And a Happy New Year.

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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by Patio » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:26 am

Ed, sorry to here about the bad news. I will keep both of you in my thoughts. Hopefully there are still some good moments left.
Live for the moment!
Prepare for tomorrow!
Forgive the past!

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