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Today, I find out if I'm going to die. It's not going to be anytime soon!

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 05:51 AM
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Thanks for your prayers. They are/were appreciated.

Mike




posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 05:55 AM
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I did. Stayed off the pain pills last night, got a big blanket and snuggled with the wife and the youngest. It was a joy just to have some of the most important people in my life with me.

Sometimes the smallest things can be the biggest treasures.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Mike



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 06:28 AM
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Well done you!

I am not a praying person but you were in my thoughs last night.

I had the word 'NO' in my mind all of yesterday as you were waiting. It must have affected the outcome of your condition but it sure as hell did'nt have any influence over the outcome of Ireland's Lisbon Treaty vote.


Anyway, I hope the light gets brighter from this point on!!

Breifne

[edit on 3-10-2009 by Breifne]



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 06:41 AM
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I'd just like to apologize if I haven't responded to your individual posts right away.

There were so . . . fracking. . . many!!!


I will try. If I fail, don't take it to heart. Each and every one of your posts has meant something to me.

Even the one that stated to just, "Get over it. It's part of a circle of life."
You're right my friend, it is.

Has this changed me? I don't think so. Have your posts affected me?

Definitely. If anything, I am just a bit more humbled than I was before. Slower to sarcasm, slower to criticize. I still have a fight ahead of me. But it's a fight I can win.
With the possibility of my dream job (yahoo, Alaska) and my family by my side, can't lose.

Maybe it was God, or the gods, who felt that I needed to be humbled a bit. Maybe they just wanted to remind me that life is fracking short. And priorities need to be redefined.

This tells me that I have much more to do in this life. Important things. Big things. Be they, hugging my little one more, to giving more to people that have less than I.

Don't expect too many changes, though. I'll still be snarky. Still be as acerbic. "Foe" me, "friend" me, love me, hate me, I will still have my opinions.

But know that there will always be a smile on my face when I talk to any of you. Because I now know, that as tough as you may sound, all of you are just as caring and compassionate as the rest.
Call yourselves republicans, democrats, liberals, believers, truthers, birthers, or just plain silly.

You all still believe in the same core values that we all hold close to our hearts.

Mike



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by Breifne
Well done you!

I am not a praying person but you were in my thoughs last night.

I had the word 'NO' in my mind all of yesterday as you were waiting. It must have affected the outcome of your condition but it sure as hell did'nt have any influence over the outcome of Ireland's Lisbon Treaty vote.


Anyway, I hope the light gets brighter from this point on!!

Breifne

[edit on 3-10-2009 by Breifne]


My thanks, friend. Wish it could've helped those in Ireland see the light as well.
My thoughts are with those in the EU as well.

Mike



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 07:01 AM
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Mike, my apologies -- I'm always late for the show; just saw your thread today.

Man, that's the fastest I EVER read through a thread, finding the good news on Page 6. very glad it's not pancreatic cancer!!

I wish you and family the very best, and I feel strongly you'll kick Crohne's adz the same way you have anything else. Having lived in both northern Utah and Anchorage area, I can tell you that I'm somewhat envious ...... what a grand adventure!! Soon, you'll be able to get REAL beer
and not just in one place either.

P.S. I couldn't leave your flag count at 66...... not in these times!

Be well



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by argentus
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Mike, my apologies -- I'm always late for the show; just saw your thread today.

Man, that's the fastest I EVER read through a thread, finding the good news on Page 6. very glad it's not pancreatic cancer!!

I wish you and family the very best, and I feel strongly you'll kick Crohne's adz the same way you have anything else. Having lived in both northern Utah and Anchorage area, I can tell you that I'm somewhat envious ...... what a grand adventure!! Soon, you'll be able to get REAL beer
and not just in one place either.

P.S. I couldn't leave your flag count at 66...... not in these times!

Be well



Thank you sir. I do appreciate your best wishes. And since you've lived where I live, I bet you can sense the excitement in our house. Although, my wife is now calling our smallest cat, "grizzley-chow."

Mike



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by mikerussellus
Overwhelmed is too small a word for all your support and notes.

Sorry I haven't had time to respond to all your posts, will try. I had to log off, and make breakfast for the little one.

And I got the call.

-drum roll-

It's not pancreatic cancer.

-whew-

It's Crohns Disease.

Have to look it up, and find out more. Meeting with specialists on monday and tuesday for further tests, treatment options and a chat with the surgeon.

But it looks like I'm going to be around longer. Maybe ATS helped! Next time, pray harder, dammit! I didn't want Crohns either.


Thank you thank you thank you all.

Mike


CONGRATULATIONS on the positive news! It seems you were destined to stay with us longer than you thought


[edit on 3/10/2009 by Dark Ghost]



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 07:37 AM
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It does, doesn't it. Well, if whatever powers that control our fates (and I don't mean the Illuminatti) want me around a bit longer, won't dissapoint them.


Mike



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 07:46 AM
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I admire your outlook and attitude. It's funny you should mention this because I have been having revelations lately - This one not really profound or anything I thought I'd share:

The Human Process could not survive without death being a part of the "life" experience for many reasons. The most obvious is the question of where would we put everyone. if you were to take everyone and everything that was ever born or grown and if that entity didn't go thru the experience we call death it would only be a matter of time before there would be no more rooom, food or natural resourses to go around unless technology were to advance a a rate such that we acquired a way to travel to the stars.

Which under the current administration even if we do have will not be released to the general public unless we have a major revolution!



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:04 AM
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Thank you for your reply. Death is inevitable. But the human spirit fights. Fights from the first breathe to the last. Maybe that's what makes us different from others.

I'm just glad I have the oppourtunity to breathe a little longer, to fight just one more time, if required.

Mike



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:11 AM
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I'm going to log off early today. (pain issues woke me, oh well) But I want to surprise my family with a breakfast, that even though I can't eat, they will enjoy.

Sauteed potatoes, two different kinds of onions, and sausage fried and suitibly garnished. Scrambled eggs, and a nice juice.

Bon apetite, mon freirs. I will talk to you soon.

Mike



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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I think your attitude to the situation is commendable and something like how I imagine I would be faced with a similar situation.

My positive vibes go out to you, and I hope all turns out how you hope. (glad its not the big C)

[edit on 3-10-2009 by DigitalKid]



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 08:50 AM
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Im sorry for your situation- I lost my mother to pancriatic cancer and I have to say that one of the few comforts was the way she lived right up to the end. Im sure your bravery is doing the same for your family. You are a strong person and I will be praying for you. If you dont beleive then just consider it a good thought from me to you. I dont want to go on but I wish you success in what ever form it comes.


We are born free, But we must die liberated.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 11:51 AM
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I wish you good luck and you will be in my prayers.

If you are able too, start taking vitamin c and e. try to find a health food store that sells thymic extract vitamins.

Vitamin c will help build up the immune system. vitamin e will increase h202(hydrogen peroxide) levels within the body that will also help healing. and thymic extract will increase the white blood cell count that will boost the immune system and also give you an extra enegry boost.









posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 11:52 AM
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Mike, wish I'd happened on your thread earlier.

It's been a great inspiration all through and the good news you were able to share just made it better. Lots of wonderful souls here on ATS and you're sure one of them.

Blessings to you and your family,
Mike in Prague



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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Be sure you check out natural remedies before you give up. There is Vit. B17 for cancer and a lot of remedies for other things. Good food and the right natural herbs cure a lot of the things that doctors are trained to medicate with drugs and toxins. Our medical industry has been going down the wrong road for a long time. It's too bad so many people don't realize that they don't have to die of cancer, or pay $99,000 for chemotherapy. Doctors who have other opinions are run out of business and discredited by the thugs that run the medical industry.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Right on. I don't know much about natural remedies. I wish I had paid more attention when my sister was pushing this kind of info at me. She studied it a lot and I wish I had also. There is so much the medical industry has put over on us in the way of "acceptable medical practice" that is a lot of bull. It is every persons responsibility to learn about natural medicine.



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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Here's to good health from here on out. Glad you're going to be around awhile...I enjoy your posts!

Wishing you the best!



posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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Hi Mike,
I ran across your thread yesterday when I came home for lunch. The first thing I thought of when you were talking abdominal issues was Crohns. Not a great diagnosis, but certainly better than cancer.
My husband has had Crohns for 14 years, and we've been through probably every treatment for it, including surgery. If you have any questions, or you're just feeling down, cuz you're always feeling like crap, please feel free to U2U me anytime.



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