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When 2 became 1 (a 7th anniversary)

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When 2 became 1 (a 7th anniversary)

Old 01-03-09, 07:54 AM
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A tip of the hat Botto.

Another +1 on the recivery and and an even larger +1 on reminding eveyone to get checked if you sense something different.
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Old 01-03-09, 08:17 AM
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I like Botto better than Lance. I'm glad he's ok.
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Old 01-03-09, 08:30 AM
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Thanks for sharing your story botto and for the reminder to us males.
Wishing you good health (plus the rest of the BF contributors and their families) for the future.
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Old 01-03-09, 09:29 AM
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having the courage and taking the time to share this story here speaks volume towards your character. good stuff for sure. thank you.
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Old 01-03-09, 12:56 PM
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I applaud botto for being secure enough to raise awareness about this serious issue. However, I disagree that courage drives people to seek medical help; fear is what makes people seek help, and there is nothing wrong with that. Fear keeps us alive.
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Old 01-03-09, 01:13 PM
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Congrats botto, and many more years for sure.
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Old 01-03-09, 02:28 PM
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having the courage and taking the time to share this story here speaks volume towards your character. good stuff for sure. thank you.
Later.
Fixed.
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Old 01-03-09, 02:42 PM
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7 years, that's great! God knows this place wouldn't be the same had you not been around to share some great stories of racing and riding in the states and abroad, as well as driving the post count
I'll be celebrating 7 years this coming July, while not the same diagnosis, your story does bring back fond memories of fighting with insurance companies trying to get simple test like an MRI covered.
Good luck on many more years Botto!
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Old 01-03-09, 04:35 PM
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Fixed.
you know, there is a time and place for everything. i felt this was not the time. now, the other 4,519 were clearly the time. later.
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Old 01-03-09, 04:45 PM
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Old 01-03-09, 04:47 PM
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I like Botto better than Lance. I'm glad he's ok.
That's a short friggin walk right there. This is Gary's Lance Bobblehead Doll:

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Old 01-03-09, 04:48 PM
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Plus if botto bought the farm I'd need a new attorney.
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Old 01-03-09, 05:01 PM
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Congratulations!

Here's to many more cancer-free years for you.
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Old 01-03-09, 07:11 PM
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you know, there is a time and place for everything. i felt this was not the time. now, the other 4,519 were clearly the time. later.
Wanted B to know it was really you and really sincere
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Old 01-03-09, 07:54 PM
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+1





(fitting.)






I actually enjoy Botto's comments, and I'm glad that 7 years later, one has Botto been enough.
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Old 01-03-09, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post

Moral of the story - if you're 35 or younger, rub your balls while you've got them, boys.
Bravo! You may well have saved another life by having the courage to share your story. Thank you for that.
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Old 01-03-09, 11:06 PM
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Thanks for having the guts and the interest in others to share your story botto. Best wishes for the future. I'd miss your threads about riding in Italy; they always make me want to move to Europe!
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Old 01-13-09, 07:15 AM
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it takes balls to post up things like this.
thanks, Botto. live long, live wrong and live strong.
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Old 01-13-09, 07:18 AM
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Cue the Colonel Bogey March.
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Old 01-13-09, 07:25 AM
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Nice, botto....

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Old 01-03-10, 10:15 AM
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8th anniversary + 1 day PSA bump.
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Old 01-03-10, 10:28 AM
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Glad you're still around Botto. Even if you do make snarky comments, good 'ol bf wouldn't be the same w/o you.
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Old 01-03-10, 10:33 AM
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Moral of the story - if you're 35 or younger, rub your balls while you've got them, boys.
Glad to hear you're still ticking. The 35 comment caught my eye, since I'm a bit older. I did a quick search and found this:

"... About 9 out of 10 testicular cancers occur in men between the ages of 20 and 54. But this cancer can affect males of any age, including infants and elderly men.
..."
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