a reply to: Kali74
That is wonderful, Kali--I'd been scouring through the pages waiting to find this update with my hope in my heart for you (and, of course, for the
rest of your family and friends).
I'm really glad that you shared with the ATS family--I know that you and I tend to butt heads 99.9% of the time, but let this be a good reminder that
our online personas don't always equate to who we truly are and how big our hearts can be. I'm truly saddened to hear this new (about the second bout
with cancer), but remain positive for your upcoming fight with it. You don't seem like someone who will just give up, and I truly believe that having
a positive mental approach to beating it is more than half of the battle.
Since survivor stories are the best medicine, just know that my grandpa beat cancer back in the early 1990s--he had smoked almost his whole life,
decided one day to just up and quit cold-turkey, and went in to get his lungs checked. They found the cancer (unsure which specific type) early enough
to where they could go in and remove it via an operation that left him cancer-free, but with a gnarly scar that I made him show me every time I
visited him. He has since passed between now and then, but it was not cancer-related (hence the past-tense discussion of him).
I truly believe that you can fight and beat this, and for every person who has commented on your thread with positive thoughts, prayers, and love, you
can be assured that there are twice as many out there who are silent with their support, but are pulling for you nonetheless.
Whenever you are feeling down, or defeated, or just angry, feel free to let us know. Many of us are good at listening and just talking, or even being
the target of your anger if that's what you need in order to feel a little better. Don't hesitate to "thread it out" on here, or even to shoot PMs to
me (or I'm sure many others on here) if you just need to scream about life via your keyboard.
I look forward to the multiple positive updates that you will share with us as time goes on. Kick it's ass!
edit on 20-12-2016 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)