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Old 15th November 2016, 05:27 AM   #31
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You guys are great - I'm feeling a bit verklempt myself right now

Someone said in an earlier conversation either here or privately that 2016 was a mofo of a year (I paraphrase) - indeed! In September last year my wife was diagnosed with an intestinal cancer that due to excellent surgical care and pure $hithouse luck was caught in time. It still took 2 surgeries this year, with 6 months on a ileostomy bag between to remedy, and her new normal is now contingent on timing and proximity to washrooms.

Fortunately she's retained the ability to remind me I have no right to complain about my own minor ailments - so that part is exactly the same.
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Old 15th November 2016, 11:55 AM   #32
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Ouch. I heard something along those lines, sans details. Didn't wish to pry as it's not my place. Sorry to hear (confirmation) though; glad it was caught in time.
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Old 15th November 2016, 01:25 PM   #33
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Hi chrisb,
You and your wife didn't need that at all. I"m sorry to hear about this, but glad she made it okay.

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Old 15th November 2016, 03:08 PM   #34
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Just spotted.

All best wishes of a prompt recovery, Dave!
 
Old 15th November 2016, 05:25 PM   #35
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Here's well wishes to Dave and his family for a smooth and positive recovery!
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Old 15th November 2016, 05:29 PM   #36
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Sorry to hear about this. Get well Dave. Take care. All the best to both you and Ruth. Regards moray james.
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Old 15th November 2016, 05:30 PM   #37
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Dave! I was so shocked to hear about your condition. Get better man. Youre a huge asset to this community and Van Isle diy'ers.

Ruth, hang in there and keep up the good fight. Youre clearly an incredible women. I cant imagine what youre going through.

Chris, sucks seeing a friend in pain like this. Nothing said can change that.
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Old 15th November 2016, 07:06 PM   #38
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Chris,

Sorry to hear that Dave is ill.

Best wishes & prayers for Dave & Ruth.

Cheers, Jim
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Old 15th November 2016, 07:42 PM   #39
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Does he need help? He sent me a goodwill dollar when I had cancer, happy to return it, doubled and with interest if he needs it
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Old 15th November 2016, 08:14 PM   #40
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Thankfully he is not dealing with cancer. With any luck we'll have the old Dave back in a few weeks to a month.
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