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Just a little update 9 months 2 weeks ago #135222

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As many of you know I've been battling kidney cancer since 2014. We seem to have it in check for the time being, just one lonely "node" showing up on my right upper lobe of the lung. Yes, kidney cancer is one of the slowest spreading cancers, but does spread to other parts of the body. So far I've lost both kidneys (one is removed, the other dormant), and part of the lower lobe of my left lung. It seems chemotherapy and radiation are not an option with this stuff, they just have to go in and cut out whatever the find in the quarterly blood tests and CT scans.

The straw that broke the camels back was loosing my wife of 27 years to lung cancer in Jan. 2017. It pretty much left me broken inside and unfit company for anybody. I'm slowly trying to climb out of the shell, hope y'all don't mind if I sit in and listen for a while trying to get caught back up with what's been going on.

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Welcome back!

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Just a little update 9 months 2 weeks ago #135226

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Thank you sir,

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Just a little update 9 months 2 weeks ago #135228

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Hey Mark! Great to have you back but I'm so sorry to hear about all the terrible problems you have been having. Reading about the loss of your wife was especially upsetting. I sincerely hope that life is kinder to you in the coming years. My wife just finished two years of treatment for breast cancer and other serious complications. Thankfully, we seem to have everything under control.

Boat-wise, I'm still working at the "restoration thing." Anything interesting can be found here: NautilusRestorations.com

Take care and hang around as much as you can. We're all pulling for you.

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Just a little update 9 months 2 weeks ago #135229

Onward and Upward Sir!!!

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Just a little update 9 months 2 weeks ago #135231

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Thanks guys, it's great to be back.

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I see you pop up on facebook occasionally. Wondering how things are going for you. Getting hit with a triple whammie is not good. Looking forward to your insight and contributions.
Prayers for ya.

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Just a little update 9 months 2 weeks ago #135235

Nice to hear from you Mark !
We're all glad to hear from you. Hoping things get way better for you.
Looking forward to all of your replies here !

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I wish you all the Health Good vibes and Prayers my friend.
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Just a little update 9 months 2 weeks ago #135252

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Thanks guys, I do appreciate the welcome back.

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Just a little update 9 months 2 weeks ago #135266

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I found that leaning on family and friends helped Mom when loosing Dad decades ago... and those true friends and family are still all around her keeping her going and still boating and fishing at 82 years old. Seems we could always count on our boating community for support. You, Sir have my respect for your courage and my families prayers to yours. Steady the course onward.

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Just a little update 9 months 2 weeks ago #135297

Mark, glad your back on here. As I said in the past e-mail so very sorry for your loss and always in our prayers. Hang in there buddy and keep up with us, it'll keep your mind off of things.

Bob
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