Celebrate Life!

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    Sep 27, 2007 6:46 PM GMT
    This weekend I am celebrating 4 years of cancer remission. I was once a really sick pup.

    I notice posts on RealJock regarding anxiety about missing a workout, headless internet profiles, the crushing desire to have an 8-pack, to shave or not to shave, the evils of > 7% body fat. It's all kinda...RealSilly when you think about it.

    Its easy to get caught up in this very body-conscious, superficial culture. And learning how to do a perfect push-up has its genuine benefits. Let me just remind everyone, though about real priorities and living a truly healthy existence, body and mind.

    From someone who almost lost his, PLEASE CELEBRATE LIFE!!!
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    Sep 27, 2007 7:19 PM GMT
    Thank you for posting this!!!!!!! Congrats, and best wishes to you regarding your health!

    I LIVE for this post!!!!

    Thank you! icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 27, 2007 7:26 PM GMT
    Glad to hear that you have beaten off the beast known as Cancer. I was very ill in 1995 with HIV, I fortunately have not been sick since, it certainly gives you a different perspective on life and people.

    I spend zero time on people that are negative or out to drag you down, or on activities that are not fulfilling (e.g. watching bad TV), life is way too short.
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    Sep 27, 2007 7:27 PM GMT
    Happy Anniversary, Kryzsyk, and thanks for an important reminder.
  • cacti

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    Sep 27, 2007 7:34 PM GMT
    Today is a wonderful day, and I will celebrate right along with you, Kryzsyk... congrats x 1000!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 27, 2007 8:16 PM GMT
    Hurrah for life indeed. Viva perspective!
  • RSportsguy

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    Sep 27, 2007 8:21 PM GMT
    Wow, Congrats on your recovery Krysyk! Thanks for putting things in perspective!
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    Sep 27, 2007 8:29 PM GMT
    Congratulations and more good health
    ..may your cancer stay away
    And each and every year add one more
    ..to your years of health, I pray.

    But tell me about that day, 4 years ago
    ..When you must have sat on pins and needles
    Waiting, scared your test results to know
    ..How did you feel?

    How did you feel
    ..Waiting for that blood test?
    The last one to reassure you
    ..And put your spirit at rest

    Was it like your world's biggest lottery
    ..With a prize of life or death?
    Did you sleep the night before?
    ..Or simply hold your breath?

    And when the doctor told you
    ..That your results were nil,
    Did you sigh the sigh of relief
    ..Or simply feel a chill?

    Right now I can not think on that day for me
    ..It is way too scary, but far enough away.
    But I wonder what it was like for you,
    ..4 years ago today.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Sep 27, 2007 8:48 PM GMT
    That is great news Kryzyk. I hope you celebrate many more.

    Thanks for sharing that with us.

    And yes all that other stuff is silly.

    Mike
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    Sep 27, 2007 8:58 PM GMT
    A great message for us all, Kryzsyk. It's something that we all need to remember every day.

    Congrats on the four-years of good health, which I have no doubt will continue.
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    Sep 27, 2007 9:13 PM GMT
    Keep up the positive spirit and my prayers are with you.

    I work with many cancer patients through a local Cancer association in my massage practice. It is not an easy ride for anyone who has dealt with such a thing.

    Happy Anniversary and keep your chin high!
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    Sep 27, 2007 9:18 PM GMT
    Thanks for your post and congratulations.

    Not sure what your cancer was, but I'll be in the AIDS walk this weekend, walking for many friends that can't. I'll also walk in celebration of your life.

    Thanks again. - Jorel
  • GQjock

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    Sep 27, 2007 9:27 PM GMT
    Aww jeez... Kryzsyk, I was gettin ready for the gym
    ...
    and now I'm like what the hell
    good for you boy!!!icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 28, 2007 1:13 AM GMT
    Excellent point Kryzsyk, we do need to enjoy and appreciate life while we can. Indeed, everything is relative.

    All the best to you.
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    Sep 28, 2007 2:29 AM GMT
    You are right Kryzsyk you bring us all back to reality with your ordeal. I lost my mom to cancer last year and I remember the many trips to the hospital, the good news and the bad. I say prayers for people like you and I thank God it's not me. It's easy to get caught up in this body-conscious, superficial culture. We all need to step back at times and thank God for what we have and who we are. Thanks man, and I wish you all the best.
    Joe
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    Sep 28, 2007 3:33 AM GMT
    Kryzsyk
    Congratulations on your anniversary.
    Your post reminded me that in October I will be coming up on 25 years of surviving cancer. I had non-hodkins lymphoma back when it was still rare. I endured 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy and all the horrible side effects. Looking back, those two years are a tiny drop in the bucket of the rest of my life. Like you, I find it hard to just waste a day, and perhaps that is why I am so fitness driven. My doctor told me when I was through, that I should not have to worry about cancer again. I don't dwell on it or even give it a second thought. I just live life and right now I am really enjoying my favorite season (Autumn). If there is anything I've learned is that attitude makes all the difference. Best of health to you...
    Mike
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    Sep 28, 2007 3:46 AM GMT
    I admire you guys very much. To have to go through that at a young age must be different too. My mom survived breast cancer after she retired, along with other complications and we were all proud of the way she handled herself. By the way, you guys look great too. You look like you have made quite a comeback.
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    Sep 28, 2007 6:02 AM GMT
    Kryzsyk, this thread made me smile. It's a great thing to have people like you around to keep the rest of us in perspective. Congratulations on a healthy 4 years and I hope you have many more of them.

    Cheers!
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    Sep 28, 2007 8:21 AM GMT
    Congrats, Kryzsyk! icon_biggrin.gif May your health continue to improve with each passing day... and may you never have to face that again.