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Post by P.K. » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:44 pm

Best wishes for an easy or at least tolerable course of treatment and a full recovery!


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Post by stoppingby » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:26 pm

vic wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:56 pm
I have a diagnosis - extramedullary plasmacytoma. Of all the possibilities, this sounds like one of the most treatable. I start chemotherapy Friday. Since the chemo will suppress the immune system, I also will be taking an antiviral, and have to avoid crowds. So there is at least one benefit to already being a solitary introvert.
Sending good thoughts and good vibes your way. Get better soon!



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Post by RoadScholar » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:27 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Sending you get better vibes from Arky land. :bighug:
An fum daeown buy da bay here in Mary-land too, hon. :bighug:


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Post by Bill_G » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:28 am

vic wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:56 pm
I have a diagnosis - extramedullary plasmacytoma. Of all the possibilities, this sounds like one of the most treatable. I start chemotherapy Friday. Since the chemo will suppress the immune system, I also will be taking an antiviral, and have to avoid crowds. So there is at least one benefit to already being a solitary introvert.
(((((vic)))))

More big hugs for Vic. That does not sound like a fun diagnosis, and doing chemo by yourself? Woof. Please tell us you have friends and family to help out. This road has some bumps and potholes in it, and you shouldn't do it alone.



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Post by Jez » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:51 am

Is there a "test thread" where we can play with formatting, etc? I would really hate to post something, edit and fix, post, preview, edit, preview, post, have to fix something else....

Just wondering.


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Post by ZekeB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:56 am

So Thump goes to WV next. Has he read this article?

West Virginia's PovertyRate Increases

There are several other articles that are easily Googled Binged that shows their economy has gotten worse under Thump. Who will Thump blame? Will recovery happen Any Day Now if they just keep the faith and don't bother to improve their educational accomplishments? Will dependency on coal mining hold them back? Stay tuned.


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Post by p0rtia » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:07 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Sending you get better vibes from Arky land. :bighug:
x 2 :bighug:


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Post by Volkonski » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:27 am

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Melania Trump says she is one of the most bullied people in the world; distrusts some in the West Wing

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Pressed by Llamas on that assertion, she responded, "One of them -- if you really see what people are saying about me."


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Post by ZekeB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:38 am

Teh Donald taught her well. When you're good, you're the bestest. When you're picked on, nobody is bullied more than you. She married a silver spoon. She's in the limelight. But oh so poor pitiful picked on her.


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Post by vic » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:27 am

My brother has been taking the train up from San Diego to be around some of the time. I also have some friends (who are also neighbors; I've been friends with one family for a decade before I moved here) who will lend support.
Bill_G wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:28 am
vic wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:56 pm
I have a diagnosis - extramedullary plasmacytoma. Of all the possibilities, this sounds like one of the most treatable. I start chemotherapy Friday. Since the chemo will suppress the immune system, I also will be taking an antiviral, and have to avoid crowds. So there is at least one benefit to already being a solitary introvert.
(((((vic)))))

More big hugs for Vic. That does not sound like a fun diagnosis, and doing chemo by yourself? Woof. Please tell us you have friends and family to help out. This road has some bumps and potholes in it, and you shouldn't do it alone.



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:44 am

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Jez wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:51 am
Is there a "test thread" where we can play with formatting, etc? I would really hate to post something, edit and fix, post, preview, edit, preview, post, have to fix something else....

Just wondering.
My suggestion is to use the intro thread, like your own viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8&p=14&hilit=jez#p14
As long as a post is the last you can delete it, or just replace the content with a dot otherwise.
Also use Preview rather than post to see how something may turn out.



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:45 am

ZekeB wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:56 am
So Thump goes to WV next. Has he read this article?

West Virginia's PovertyRate Increases

There are several other articles that are easily Googled Binged that shows their economy has gotten worse under Thump. Who will Thump blame? Will recovery happen Any Day Now if they just keep the faith and don't bother to improve their educational accomplishments? Will dependency on coal mining hold them back? Stay tuned.
:twisted: must be Fake News, the stock exchange is thriving (maybe less in the last couple of days though ;) ) :lol:



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Post by tek » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:51 am

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I don't even want to know what that lady is eating. :eek2:
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Post by kate520 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:04 pm

don't even want to know what that lady is eating. :eek2:
;) Whew, I thought it was something she already had eaten. Deep fried Ogallalaberry pie with raw egg yolks and butter, or something.


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Post by tek » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:58 pm

Dad (87) took an ambulance ride to the hospital early this morning.. chest pains, breathing difficulty.. he's had occasional bouts of this over the past two weeks, and he was actually scheduled for an echocardiogram this coming monday.. but was particularly bad when he went down the driveway this morning to pick up the newspaper, so mom dialed 911.

The blood work says likely heart attack.. Did some EKGs and echocardiagrams, nothing obviously bad.. They are keeping him over the weekend and are going to put him in for more extensive tests Monday before there is any discussion about options.

He has his usual incredibly positive attitude, the hospital staff already loves him ;)

Mom is in kind of a rough place, because her life would be very difficult without him.. she has serious mobility problems, and he has really been key to her quality of life over the past several years.. so I and my sibs are spending at least as much time with her as with him.. keeping her on an even keel..

Mom and Dad, ca 1955, at open house at the local Air Force base
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So send your tots and pears ;)
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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:01 pm

All kinds of tots and pears!

Best of luck to all of you.



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Post by RVInit » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:45 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
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All kinds of tots and pears!

Best of luck to all of you.
:yeah: Wishing the best for your dad, tek!

What a handsome couple! Thanks for sharing that photo.


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Post by kate520 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:54 pm

Tots and pears, tek dad. 💕


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Post by tek » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 pm

Thanks guyz and galz..

As a scientist and an engineer I once said "Bah!" .. but after going through ms.tek's cancer adventure I'm pretty sure that the energy from folks near and far really does make a difference.

:lovestruck: ya all.


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Post by vic » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:07 pm

Hoping for good outcome for your dad, Tek! :bighug:



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Because everything sucks, please enjoy this dad making a roller coaster out of a laundry basket.
Can't embed the vid but it is extra cute 'n' adorable...


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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:46 pm

HST's Ghost wrote:
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Randi Mayem Singer

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Because everything sucks, please enjoy this dad making a roller coaster out of a laundry basket.
Can't embed the vid but it is extra cute 'n' adorable...
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Post by Lani » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:27 am

No surprise, but it's sad when an icon falls.

http://nsl.latimes.com/T/v400000166763a ... 5175bcf263
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