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RuthieThomas

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    RuthieThomas got a reaction from JustMe in Hope Is A Good Thing   
    I love this...it puts into succinct words what I have been trying to do "get busy living"! I realize, with a late-stage diagosis & one recurrence already, that my long term prognosis is not great. I don't have any control over how long I have left, but, right now, I have total control over how I choose to spend it.
    After healing from nasty radiation burns, I have gone indoor sky-diving (basically a vertical wind tunnel) w/my daughters & grandkids, ridden dirt bikes with the younger boys & am going to their house this afternoon to fulfill my promise of trying to do a flip on their trampoline...if cancer doesn't get me soon, the grandkids "ideas" just might!
    You have a gift, Tom, thanks so much for sharing it with us.
     
    Ruthie
     
     
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    RuthieThomas got a reaction from bdp hopewell in Hope Is A Good Thing   
    I love this...it puts into succinct words what I have been trying to do "get busy living"! I realize, with a late-stage diagosis & one recurrence already, that my long term prognosis is not great. I don't have any control over how long I have left, but, right now, I have total control over how I choose to spend it.
    After healing from nasty radiation burns, I have gone indoor sky-diving (basically a vertical wind tunnel) w/my daughters & grandkids, ridden dirt bikes with the younger boys & am going to their house this afternoon to fulfill my promise of trying to do a flip on their trampoline...if cancer doesn't get me soon, the grandkids "ideas" just might!
    You have a gift, Tom, thanks so much for sharing it with us.
     
    Ruthie
     
     
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    RuthieThomas reacted to Susan Cornett in Uncertain Treatment Outcomes: A Baseball Model   
    Great analogy!  I'm swinging for the fences every day....
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    RuthieThomas reacted to PeterB in Uncertain Treatment Outcomes: A Baseball Model   
    Lung (Cancer) is a very nasty opponent...it doesn't usually play by many rules so be prepared to be prepared. 
    No hitters and shut outs are frequent but if you take a swing you never know what might happen.
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    RuthieThomas got a reaction from Enilorac in Hope Is A Good Thing   
    I love this...it puts into succinct words what I have been trying to do "get busy living"! I realize, with a late-stage diagosis & one recurrence already, that my long term prognosis is not great. I don't have any control over how long I have left, but, right now, I have total control over how I choose to spend it.
    After healing from nasty radiation burns, I have gone indoor sky-diving (basically a vertical wind tunnel) w/my daughters & grandkids, ridden dirt bikes with the younger boys & am going to their house this afternoon to fulfill my promise of trying to do a flip on their trampoline...if cancer doesn't get me soon, the grandkids "ideas" just might!
    You have a gift, Tom, thanks so much for sharing it with us.
     
    Ruthie
     
     
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    RuthieThomas reacted to Mike Martinez in I'm new and scared   
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I greatly appreciate it .
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    RuthieThomas got a reaction from Mike Martinez in I'm new and scared   
    Mike,
    Nothing is stupid about asking questions when you are scared to death you have lung cancer. I wish I had some helpful information for you, but I've never been to a pulmonologist; I was "unofficially" diagnosed in the ER & went straight to an oncologist. Hopefully, someone who has experience w/ a pulmonary doc will be able to answer your question.
    Just wanted to wish you well & hope things turn out better than you expect! Good luck on Saturday.
    Ruthie
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    RuthieThomas reacted to Tom Galli in Hope Is A Good Thing   
    That's the girl Ruthie.  Stay the course.  Enjoy the life you have.
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    RuthieThomas got a reaction from Tom Galli in Hope Is A Good Thing   
    I love this...it puts into succinct words what I have been trying to do "get busy living"! I realize, with a late-stage diagosis & one recurrence already, that my long term prognosis is not great. I don't have any control over how long I have left, but, right now, I have total control over how I choose to spend it.
    After healing from nasty radiation burns, I have gone indoor sky-diving (basically a vertical wind tunnel) w/my daughters & grandkids, ridden dirt bikes with the younger boys & am going to their house this afternoon to fulfill my promise of trying to do a flip on their trampoline...if cancer doesn't get me soon, the grandkids "ideas" just might!
    You have a gift, Tom, thanks so much for sharing it with us.
     
    Ruthie
     
     
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