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  1. #24636
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Yup in our support group we called it chemo brain or the Fussy.
    "Only to thing you need to know when you have cancer. Did I take my meds and do I have an appointment?"

    The Myasthenia gravis (very rare side effect from my treatment) keeps my down a good deal of the time. But its good trade off that or be dead.

    I know a lot of survivors who said the same thing about never quite getting the energy back. do or did you have any neuropathy ?
    I never had any meds other than my IV chemo so i am lucky in that at least. I did have an allergic reaction to the chemo that was worse than the cancer. I doubt you want to hear the gory details but suffice it to say it was very very ugly to look at and put me into ICU for 20 days.

    Nope, no neuropathy (not quite sure in what way) and the Myasthenia is a real bummer but you are alive and by the looks of it, able to get slimed pretty good by the young'uns so we take our lumps and move on as best we can. That, if anything, that I have learned is NEVER sweat the small stuff, it just isn't worth it.

    Lost an employee today, my best guy and I had hopes for him too but seems he wants to be a sparky, full apprenticeship and all. I cannot do that for him so.....hey Moon, maybe we should talk again.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    And yes there is a Art to falling and while not a master I've gotten VERY good at it.
    I fell on a roof about 1 1/2 years ago. Lucky for me, when I am out of control in mid air, my body is thinking "he's doing Judo again" and I break my fall with an arm slap.
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
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  3. #24638
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    My crown achievement in the Art of Fall-Fu was at the Stampede in Calgary.. Made the mistake of telling the little carnie punk "take it easy on me, kid; it's my first time on this thing".. 20sec (seemed like eternity) into the ride, I flew off the mechanical bull, over the mats, slid along the floor and bowled 3 spectators over, while the girls I was escorting were having a good laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarMike View Post
    I never had any meds other than my IV chemo so i am lucky in that at least. I did have an allergic reaction to the chemo that was worse than the cancer. I doubt you want to hear the gory details but suffice it to say it was very very ugly to look at and put me into ICU for 20 days.

    Nope, no neuropathy (not quite sure in what way) and the Myasthenia is a real bummer but you are alive and by the looks of it, able to get slimed pretty good by the young'uns so we take our lumps and move on as best we can. That, if anything, that I have learned is NEVER sweat the small stuff, it just isn't worth it.

    Lost an employee today, my best guy and I had hopes for him too but seems he wants to be a sparky, full apprenticeship and all. I cannot do that for him so.....hey Moon, maybe we should talk again.....
    20 day boy you had it bad.

    The trade off MG or Dead not to hard to do the math there.

    Sorry to hear about losing your best guy. Doug can definitely relate to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I fell on a roof about 1 1/2 years ago. Lucky for me, when I am out of control in mid air, my body is thinking "he's doing Judo again" and I break my fall with an arm slap.
    All most did that about 15 years ago on a new build hooking up RTU 3 stories up 1 of the guys garbed me by the harness I was all but off the roof.
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    I had one friend who put in Unico stuff, fall off a ladder 2 stories up and he didn't make it. Back in my carpenter days I fell off roofs 2-3 times but never broke a bone although I am sure there is a reason for my bad back (along with getting hit on my motorbike a couple of times).

    Stupidly, I ran out to meet the garbage truck in Feb with a full green bin of compost (60 lbs), slipped on the ice, up goes the bin, don't let go, and down it goes on the Tibia/fibula. Snap crackle and pop....crush. Lots of lovely morphene and 24hrs later, going home with a titanium rod from ankle to knee.

    Cancer was not anywhere near as painful as that broken leg.

  7. #24642
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone.

    I'm going to try and stay upright today.....
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  8. #24643
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    'Morning Bret and everyone. You still ride, Mike? I did until this spring, had to sell the bike, but planning on getting back to it next season. Might do track only.

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    going to be in the 100* next togays can you say OT.
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  10. #24645
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    Morning all
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Good morning, Bret and everyone.

    I'm going to try and stay upright today.....
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    'Morning Bret and everyone. You still ride, Mike? I did until this spring, had to sell the bike, but planning on getting back to it next season. Might do track only.
    Sol the my Bikes Honda and Yamaha about 4 year ago they been parked since Andy was born
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Sol the my Bikes Honda and Yamaha about 4 year ago they been parked since Andy was born
    Raising kids ups the ante so the choice was understandable. No rugrats here yet, so still got a couple of years to be "irresponsible". Once Andy's got his CofQ, you'll start eying the bikes again

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