We took a little cruise today, perhaps my last?

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    Nov 27, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    We went onboard a private yacht with some gay & lesbian friends today (Sat), going down the Intracostal Waterway to Miami. I don't look so good here, in a sun hat and dark glasses. Cancer surgery is this Monday, and when I see this pic, I realize how bad I am. Oh, well, whadda yah gonna do? Just have fun times while you can, I guess. icon_sad.gif

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  • rnch

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    Nov 27, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    Courage, Camille.....






    but seriously....all my best wishes and prayers for you, AD. i still believe that you will outlive me.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 27, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    You look just fine, to me.
    Good luck with the surgery.
    Expect the best.
    Hugs.
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    Nov 27, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    rnch saidCourage, Camille.....

    but seriously....all my best wishes and prayers for you, AD. i still believe that you will outlive me.

    Camille... LOL!

    No, I assume the game is up. I sat there where you see me, and it took other guys to lift me up, and to move me around. I aways told my partner he would outlive me, and so it is. Not easy to face this point, but a man accepts his fate with good grace. Now you see what I've been talking about for a few months.
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    Nov 27, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    No, your game is not up yet. You still have a chance to win over your battle with cancer with an effective treatment that could come out in the near future.
    http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-06/human-vaccine-cures-prostate-cancer-mice
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    Nov 27, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    Please stick around.

    Below is a link to an interview with an amazing man. Please read it. He was 94 years old at the time of the article, and a cancer survivor from back in 1961. A lifelong bachelor, and most likely gay, he was also a good friend of my father.

    He earned his reputation at the #1 seller of golf equipment in New England. As a boy, I loved being around George, as he knew how to laugh and enjoy life. I envied how he would leave cold Mass. at the start of every winter, and drive his new Cadillac to Florida for a winter of playing golf. He loved golf, and I was fascinated by how he lived his life and enjoyed literally every day. Probably a big reason he lived well into his 90's, and healthy too.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy the article. I wish you the very best of luck on Monday. You will be in my thoughts.

    http://northshoremassgolf.com/Volumes/Volume%203/3_1/people.html
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    Nov 27, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    AD...my best wishes to you for a positive outcome of your surgery. ...I hope you are being overly dramatic ....nothing good comes from you passing and fulfilling your forecast of passing before your partner....good luck.
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    Nov 27, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    Didn't know you were going through surgery. Best wishes and good luck.
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    Nov 27, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    #1 I think you look good in that pic. Your skin is clear as a bell. You might need some help with that wardrobe, but that's a different story! icon_smile.gif

    #2 I just had two close friends survive very aggressive types of cancer. One had fourth stage colon/rectal cancer. She worked her ass off through the entire chemo and radiation against the doctor's advice. She's a dog rescuer and she kept her focus on those dogs the whole time. She frequently said "who's going to take care of these dogs if I'm not around?" My other friend had a type of brain cancer that only 30% survive. This cancer hides out in the brain, so they had to drill holes in her skull to inject the chemo directly to her brain. She is also a dog rescuer and even though they don't know each other, she said the same thing my other friend said. They both had a strong will to live and never allowed doubt to creep in. Today, they are both cancer free! You must stop this doom and gloom thinking. You must find a reason to live and make that your single focus.
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    Nov 27, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    If my grandmother can get through her cancer. So will you!!

    Your soul is strong and don't you forget that!
  • Suetonius

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    Nov 27, 2011 2:21 AM GMT
    Didn't know you had cancer. At least your surgeon thinks it operable. Cancer surgery is much more successful now than it was 30 years ago. Good luck on a good outcome. Que sera, sera. Try to think good thoughts when you are getting anesthetized. My grandmother had two cancer surgeries in her 90's. Both were successful , and she lived several happy more years to die of other causes.
  • Trauts

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    Nov 27, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    Good luck for your surgery. You're gonna be fine icon_smile.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 27, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    Art, the utter gall you have seemingly knows no bounds. Now, you listen up, Mister. If you think you're going to leave us and miss out on all the drama and name-calling and epic flame wars that is sure to accompany 2012 and the coming Presidential election, then you have another thing coming. You WILL be here in all your glory blaming the Republicans and conjuring up all kinds of conserva-posse conspiracy theories if I have to come down there to Wilton Manor and physically hold your fingers to the keyboard of the computer. Now go into that surgery on Monday with a positive attitude, fight like the soldier you're always telling us you are, and make a speedy recovery. All of your friends here at RJ from all sides will be cheering you on and praying for you.


    P.S. You look just fine in that photo too icon_lol.gif

  • vintovka

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    Nov 27, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    *hugs*
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    Nov 27, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    my prayers are with you.

    please make it through.

    I'll be praying Art Deco. You've been like an uncle to me....please be well. icon_smile.gif

    Godspeed
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    Nov 27, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidArt, the utter gall you have seemingly knows no bounds. Now, you listen up, Mister. If you think you're going to leave us and miss out on all the drama and name-calling and epic flame wars that is sure to accompany 2012 and the coming Presidential election, then you have another thing coming. You WILL be here in all your glory blaming the Republicans and conjuring up all kinds of conserva-posse conspiracy theories if I have to come down there to Wilton Manor and physically hold your fingers to the keyboard of the computer. Now go into that surgery on Monday with a positive attitude, fight like the soldier you're always telling us you are, and make a speedy recovery. All of your friends here at RJ from all sides will be cheering you on and praying for you.


    P.S. You look just fine in that photo too icon_lol.gif




    *melts at this*

    choked up,

    -Doug
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    Nov 27, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
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    waimea saidmy prayers are with you.

    please make it through.

    I'll be praying Art Deco. You've been like an uncle to me....please be well. icon_smile.gif

    Godspeed

    Yeah, but has been nice to Shinra?


    lol stop it. I am not shinra and shinra is not me. I don't refer to myself as a 3rd person. LMFAO
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    Nov 27, 2011 5:12 AM GMT
    best wishes for a wildly positive outcome!!!!
  • Thirdbeach

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    Nov 27, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Art:

    Best wishes for Monday's Surgery..
    I suspect that you'll get through it fine.
    Looking forward to your portions of the 2012 US politics flame wars.
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    Nov 27, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    Don't even think about passing away on us Bob.

    You still have many years of riding and keeping those of us in the ConservaPosseā„¢ on our toes. icon_smile.gif

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    Nov 27, 2011 5:39 AM GMT
    I do not believe for a single solitary nano-second that there is a cancer on Earth that YOU of all people can not over-come. In fact I pity the cancer that tries to beat you, it doesn't stand a chance.

    C'mon Art - tell it one of yer stories, that puts everything in the known Universe to sleep!!!

    Ya ain't goin' nowhere and that's all there is to it. Too many tedious stories left in you, too many ranting political flame wars left to be had. We are all behind you!!!!

    Good luck - and I look forward to reading a LOOOOOOONG drawn out tale of speedy recovery!!!!

    We're all keeping you and your Partner in our thoughts - the best is yet to come!

    xoxoxo

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    Nov 27, 2011 5:55 AM GMT
    Fight on friend ,we need you here.
  • mybud

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    Nov 27, 2011 6:15 AM GMT
    A positive frame of mind trumps cancer....
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    Nov 27, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
    I'm glad you had fun.

    Don't give up, stay strong.
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    Nov 27, 2011 11:56 AM GMT
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    You'll be ok. Once you're out of surgery a lot of burdens will be lifted. Plus, RJ needs anecdotes.