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    Cancer

    About four years ago I had a rare very aggressive form of bladder cancer. I was operated on at Johns Hopkins in DC. After the operation the DRs told me it would come back within two years. Well it was back in two months. After immunotherapy, radiation and chemo they said it was doing no good and not to continue treatment. So about six months later I went to a local oncologist he sent me for a CT scan. The results were negative. About six weeks ago I noticed some lumps in my neck from my collar bone up to my ear. I feared the worst. DR sent me for a whole body CT scan on Friday. Went to the DR today to get the results and yipeee!! They were negative. He told me he could not understand how I show no cancer. Told him it must be the good stuff I have been drinking. Heís Irish so he got a chuckle out of that. Couldnít get him to write me a prescription for a fifth of Lagavulin with three refills though. Seriously though Iíve had lots of people praying for me, I guess the good Lord heard them. Then again as the old saying goes, only the good die young.


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    Welcome back to the land of the living, and hopefully the long-living. Special thanks to God, providence, doctors, or good luck, whichever you believe in. (I'll hang my hat with the first of those of course.)

    So very pleased with your wonderful news!
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster. Lover of God, dogs, most people, joy, tradition, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Canadian Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickman View Post
    About four years ago I had a rare very aggressive form of bladder cancer. I was operated on at Johns Hopkins in DC. After the operation the DRs told me it would come back within two years. Well it was back in two months. After immunotherapy, radiation and chemo they said it was doing no good and not to continue treatment. So about six months later I went to a local oncologist he sent me for a CT scan. The results were negative. About six weeks ago I noticed some lumps in my neck from my collar bone up to my ear. I feared the worst. DR sent me for a whole body CT scan on Friday. Went to the DR today to get the results and yipeee!! They were negative. He told me he could not understand how I show no cancer. Told him it must be the good stuff I have been drinking. Heís Irish so he got a chuckle out of that. Couldnít get him to write me a prescription for a fifth of Lagavulin with three refills though. Seriously though Iíve had lots of people praying for me, I guess the good Lord heard them. Then again as the old saying goes, only the good die young.
    Wonderful news! Thank you for letting us know!

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    Wonderful News!

    Such great news! My father had bladder cancer due to a diabetes medication that he was taking, (there was a class action suit against the manufacturer.) They ultimately treated his cancer with TB bacteria, which seemed extremely strange but I am told it is in fact a very old treatment. It worked and he is now 93 years old. I offer this as just information. Enjoy the Lagavulin in GOOD HEALTH!

    David
    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal."
    Grouch Marx

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    This is a blessing. Glad you are well even if the doctor wouldn't write that specific prescription.
    "Cuimhnich air na daoine o'n d'thaining thu"
    Remember the men from whom you are descended.

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    Thank you all for your best wishes. Prayers were answered. I kid a lot about drinking more than I actually drink. Because the price of Lagavulin is getting too expensive. So I get the next best Laphroaig. Or if Iím short of brass, most of the time, I get McClelland Isla. Thanks again.

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    Congrats on winning your battles.

    I got lucky. I'm a 4 1/2 year survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, myself. High survivability rate, excellent prognosis. So far, so good.
    John

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