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Old 07-14-07, 07:38 AM   #1
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Success and thankyou.

I have not mentioned this before but.........

Yesterday my wife underwent a successful surgury to remove a portion of her colon due to cancer. All went better than expected and the outlook is excellent for a complete recovery. Although not found due to a routine screening it was diagnosed relatively early and appears to have been removed while still confined to one location.

My thanks to the 50+ for even though you did not know it at the time, you put up with my half witted banter which served to occupy some of my time and kept me from running in circles screaming and shouting. Although I have never met any of you in person I consider the 50+ crew to be friends with a common attitude (poor you)

Now, sometime soon I may be able to get off my butt and ride again which will be good as I have gotten fat and lazy the last few weeks.

You will also have to put up with my half witted banter in the future. To steal a line from someone here who shall remain nameless "I am who I am".
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Old 07-14-07, 08:03 AM   #2
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Glad to hear it went well. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Old 07-14-07, 09:37 AM   #3
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Great news that all went better than expected. All best wishes for complete recovery soon (to both of you!)
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The very best wishes to your wife.

I always thought your banter was full-witted, to be honest. Not like the others.....
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Old 07-14-07, 11:41 AM   #5
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Our best wishes and prayers for her full recovery.

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Old 07-14-07, 11:47 AM   #6
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Very Good news I wish Mrs. Maddmaxx a speedy recovery.
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Old 07-14-07, 11:48 AM   #7
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So good to hear the surgery was successful. I hope the wife's recovery is speedy.

We'll be looking for the upcoming ride reports
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Half-witted? To us quarter-witted you sounded just fine. Good wishes to your wife to be up and about soon. Assure her she's just become part of the BF crowd now. Won't getting back to boring normalcy together be exciting. Keep us posted on Mrs. Maxx's progress-- and your own as you get back on the road.

You might treat her to a new pair of earrings "on us" (virtually).
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Old 07-14-07, 12:15 PM   #9
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You will also have to put up with my half witted banter in the future. To steal a line from someone here who shall remain nameless "I am who I am".
Is that what you call it? Half witted? Well, it's way good enough for me! Hey, best wishes for a speedy recovery, thanks for sharing, and try posting next time from the other half of your brain, just to see what happens!
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Old 07-14-07, 12:22 PM   #11
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Best wishes to your wife for a speedy recovery.

Your posts reminds me that both my wife & I are overdue for that unpleasant but vital examination...
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Old 07-14-07, 12:27 PM   #12
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So glad to read a good report, it's always great news when things go better than expected. Best wishes for a complete, smooth, and quick recovery.
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Old 07-14-07, 02:11 PM   #15
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Best wishes to Mrs.maddmaxx. I'm happy to hear all went well.
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I'm very glad to hear that her surgery was a success. You have my most sincere best wishes for a rapid, comfortable and complete recovery for her.
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Old 07-14-07, 02:44 PM   #17
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All the best to the half wit and his better half.
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I'll add my best wishes to your wife and you.
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Glad to hear everything went well and hopefully even better in the future.

Can I ask how the cancer was found, since it wasn't found during a routine screening?
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Old 07-14-07, 05:59 PM   #20
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There's no shock like the jolt of finding out your loved one is fighting the "Big C"
Of all the words I read in your post, the most significant was "successful"
Keep on believing.

Best wishes to you and yours... it gets a little easier now.
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Old 07-14-07, 06:00 PM   #21
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Glad to hear everything went well and hopefully even better in the future.

Can I ask how the cancer was found, since it wasn't found during a routine screening?
Good old fashoned pain and 13 weeks of various tests. By the time we took our biking vacation on Cape Cod on the 1st of June my wife was only able to stay on the bike for 2 miles. By then she was just getting her first appointment with a GI specialist. Since then the tests and Cat Scans have been proceeding and a much faster pace, leading to yesterdays surgery.
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Happy to hear the surgery on the better half went well and then some.

I hope she has a speedy recovery.
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I'm so glad it went well. My Grandma had the same thing done at age 80, and she's 91 now, and it never showed up again. When they say, good prognosis, it's good!
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I have not mentioned this before but.........

Yesterday my wife underwent a successful surgury to remove a portion of her colon due to cancer. All went better than expected and the outlook is excellent for a complete recovery. Although not found due to a routine screening it was diagnosed relatively early and appears to have been removed while still confined to one location.

My thanks to the 50+ for even though you did not know it at the time, you put up with my half witted banter which served to occupy some of my time and kept me from running in circles screaming and shouting. Although I have never met any of you in person I consider the 50+ crew to be friends with a common attitude (poor you)

Now, sometime soon I may be able to get off my butt and ride again which will be good as I have gotten fat and lazy the last few weeks.

You will also have to put up with my half witted banter in the future. To steal a line from someone here who shall remain nameless "I am who I am".
Boy, some people will use any old excuse for not riding and getting fat Seriously. maddmaxx, I am happy that all is going so well for your wife and wish her a most speedy recovery. Also I am delighted that the old farts forum has been a source of distraction and comfort to you during this time of intense personal turmoil. And finally I am assured by your recognition that your remarks have been, in most cases, half-witted, because if they were witted, they would have made no sense.
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