Zuga
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July 26th, 2015 at 8:47:36 AM permalink
sorry to hear about this. i wish you a speedy recovery
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Greasyjohn
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July 26th, 2015 at 12:21:20 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Sorry, I am late to the thread (out of town and don't like to log on at casino properties) but wanted to let you know that I read the thread and was thinking of you and wish you well, GJ.

kj



Thanks Kewlj, for your kind thoughts. I always look forward to your posts.
Greasyjohn
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July 26th, 2015 at 12:23:04 PM permalink
Quote: Zuga

sorry to hear about this. i wish you a speedy recovery



Thank you, Zuga. I'm doing very well, I'm happy and my chances for remission are very good. And I have great doctors.
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July 26th, 2015 at 9:18:06 PM permalink
Hello GJ,

Sorry to hear the bad news. Glad to hear the recovery is going well and a new love has sprung up from the ashes like a phoenix.

May the odds be with you.
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Greasyjohn
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July 26th, 2015 at 11:27:22 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Hello GJ,

Sorry to hear the bad news. Glad to hear the recovery is going well and a new love has sprung up from the ashes like a phoenix.

May the odds be with you.



Thanks very much Mike.
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July 27th, 2015 at 12:23:47 AM permalink
Hey Greasy, welcome back.

Let me say this, about that. The value of one sufferer helping another is without parallel.

Everyone has heard of "the disease", and we are all instilled with the fear. The thing is, it's just a disease, like heart disease, or liver or kidney or other serious disease. Once I knew that, it got easier. Somehow we are all made to be so afraid of the "C" word, or disease. I am glad I don't have Aids, although how long has Magic Johnson been running around with it, 30 years?

I try to tell anyone that will hear,,,about meeting with a local group of cancer survivors. If not for your benefit, then for theirs. It helps alleviate the mental suffering, if not the physical, to be face to face with another human being, that truly does know "how it feels". IMO

I don't know where you live, but I know there is a meeting not far away as cancer is expected to infect one in three women and one in two men, if we live long enough. A local oncologist, or hospital should have flyers available, I had to search as the one I wanted to find wasn't on the www, but they are around, supported at least partially by the ACS.

The meetings make me feel better, although I just turned 60, I am the youngblood in my group and somehow it feels like they are hoping I will carry the torch a ways further. I go to a men's group, there are mixed and women's groups.

I can feel empathy towards a woman with breast cancer, but I can't truly know what that feels like. Similarly she could feel the same way about prostate. It works, it helps, it's also free, sort of.

There are also online groups, it is strangely comforting to communicate with other sufferers/ survivors.

One group I visited is http://csn.cancer.org/forum, affiliated with the American cancer society. There is a lot of useful information from those that have been here before,
Greasyjohn
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September 14th, 2015 at 9:12:10 AM permalink
When I first went into the hospital back in June I was told that at 61 years old with acute myeloid leukemia I had a 10-40% chance of remission.

My doctors told me last Thursday that I am in remission. I am lucky. My DNA is such that this cancer was unable to get a full grip on me.

I have a friend who's 21-year-old niece died of leukemia about three years ago. Why her and not me? I don't know, but prayers acknowledge that our lives have meaning.

I am grateful to those of you who have prayed for me. I have to honor the power of prayer. My heart feels humble and grateful.
kewlj
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September 14th, 2015 at 9:17:54 AM permalink
So wonderful to hear Greasy John. Keep up the good work.

I think you will be ok, because I have been told "only the good die young" so I expect you will be around quite a while. :)
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September 14th, 2015 at 9:19:45 AM permalink
I pray. I prayed for you.
Probably didn't mean a thing, I did it anyway.
Glad to see you post, any post. 2F
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September 14th, 2015 at 9:20:08 AM permalink
I'm glad to hear your leukemia has gone into remission.
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