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HI everyone,

I just realized that it was 30 days ago today when a neurosurgeon was leaning over my hospital bed telling me that I had 30 days to live and that I should go home immediately and enjoy life as best I could with my family and friends.I know we don't like counting days.At least I don't but this stood out as I awoke this morning.I am half way through a whole brain radiation treatment plan.I am about to cook breakfast.I feel good.I know I have a very long road ahead of me.But I almost want to call him and invite him to breakfast.I thank God for leading me to this board and for all the support and prayers that I have recieved from it.Without it I do not think I would be putting up a good fight.It's all about attitude I think and when mine sags I can run in here and get pumped right back up.Thanks so much to you all.You are all in our prayers.Always.TBone :lol:

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Hi Tbone, That’s great to here. Keep it up. Hang in there. Peace, take care and God Bless. Rich

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"Invite him for breakfast"!!!! That would be CLASSIC!!!! "Hey Doc ... wanna come eat with a dead man ... oh, wait ... I'm not dead. Guess that means no breakfast for you!!" :)

Keep on Keepin' on, Tbone! Somehow I get the feeling there's a lot more "30 days" ahead for you and your great family!


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Ha! Instead of "Dead Man Walking" you can be "Dead Man Having Breakfast". Our GP (who is absolutely wonderful) sat us down after my husbands diagnosis and said, "If I told you that you only had 2 weeks to live what would you do"? He then proceeded to quote statistics and told us John had about 4 months he thought. That was over a year and a half ago. Now whenever I'm there he just shakes his head, he can't believe John's feeling so well. He's glad to be proven wrong, bet your guy will too.

I was never upset or offended by what he told us. He ended it all with, I don't want you (meaning me) to come back here later and say "Why didn't you tell me"? I was glad he let me know how serious things were, I was also real glad he was wrong.

All the best to you T-Bone, glad you're here and the family too~


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Hey TBone;

GOOD TO BE A SURVIVOR TODAY!!!! :):):):):):)

Happy your eatin breakfast, me I'm struggling with the food, gotta talk to the doc about it.

anyway, happy for ya, and tell that doc, He ain't God!!!

God bless and be well

Bobmc- NSCLC- stageIIB- left pneumonectomy- 5/2/01

MRI's taken 12/18/03 - 2 brain mets found- named em Frick & Frack

PET taken 1/5 - hot spot in mediastinum May be cancer??

"Absolutely insist on enjoying life today!"

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Sometimes, Disney says it best:

"You've Got a Friend in Me"

Written and Performed By Randy Newman

(nominated for Best Song Oscar, 1995)

You've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

When the road looks rough ahead,

And you're miles and miles from your nice warm bed

You just remember what your old pal said,

Boy, you've got a friend in me

Yeah, you've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

You got troubles, and I got them too

There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you

We stick together, we can see it through

Cause you've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am

Bigger and stronger too

Maybe but none of them will ever love you

the way I do it's me and you, boy

And as the years go by,

Our friendship will never die

You're gonna see it's our destiny

You've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

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Hey T-Bone

Well, your message is from yesterday and that means your done cooking breakfast. So, does that mean the Doc is cooking your breakfast today????? Maybe you should feed him a little of that CROW stuff!!

GREAT NEWS! Hey, look at Richard Bloch. They gave him 6 months to live 22 or 23 years ago. HUMMMMMMM!!! Someone is REALLY EATING CROW ON THAT ONE!! Not to mention millions of other that were told that! :roll::roll::roll:

Hang in here!



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Guest Karen C

TBone - you got the right attitude! Now, if you don't ask that doc over for a meal, I'll be mightly disappointed!

Attitude is everything. Our oncologist never told Dave "how long" he had but he did tell him how bad it was. But what impressed me about Dave was, when the doc said that 10% of folks with his cancer live five years, Dave's response was that he would be in that 10%. Then I asked him how long the longest patient he ever had with "Dave's cancer" had survived and he said he had one that was going on 20 years. So I said, OK, 20 years, that will get Faith through college! So from the get-go, Dave's attitude was that nothing was impossible and anything was possible. Sounds like you have the right attitude, and let me tell you, that attitude, along with alot of powerful prayer, is how you beat this monster.

Keep it up - we need lots more folks like you around!

God Bless,

Karen C. (David C's wife)

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I really do not understand why doctors play to be God ; in everyway is very wrong for a profesional to give time to a patient; when it is at this difficult times that we need caring and compassionate profesionals.

Anyway; our Father is the only one that decides our destininy; you keep up your spirits. You have the prayers from us.

Enjoy every momment and convince yourself that you did not hear this nonsense from that person.

God Bless you. You can win the fight


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