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Old 01-08-2009, 08:39 AM   #61
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Re: Write this name on your hand

Emily, I hope all went well yesterday.

I'll make a spot for Linda on my hand today.

Some good news here, Bev's latest and greatest scan showed the liver tumor to be smaller. The peritoneal nodule was also smaller, which indicates this course chemo has been effective. She is now on a holiday from the chemo, hopefully for a long time!
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:52 AM   #62
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A former student of mine from Marion Military Institute sent me the following message:

"I had a really bad accident while conducting a parachute jump with the German Special Forces Kommando's down in southern Bavaria. It was a night time combat equipment jump and we were misdropped into the trees. I drifted into the woods where my parachute got hung up in the trees and then the tree limbs broke and I plummetted 85 feet. Luckily, the ground broke my fall. However, not before I ended up shattering my right foot, fractured my pelvis, my coxib, and my back. I also did significant nerve damage affecting feeling and muscle control in my waist area to include my bladder and bowel function. That really sucks. But things continue to get better and I'm just lucky I'm alive really. 85 feet seems to be a pretty long way to fall especially having all that equipment attached to me when I hit the ground. I'm positive that things will get better and that I will make a good recovery. It will just be an uphill battle and very difficult. But I'm up for the challenge."

He is learning to walk again. I asked him if it'd be ok to do this and he said it would be awesome. He also said he'd join me in a workout soon. I told him I'd kick his a$$!!! Keep him in mind - his name is Joe and he has the heart of a lion.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:54 AM   #63
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Re: Write this name on your hand

I have a litany of things that have all hit since the weekend:

Jon, who is just about one of the kindest souls I have had the pleasure of meeting, and I have been friends since 2002. We had some professional interactions, but really, we have just been good friends. He was one of the people whose shoulder caught many, many tears during my divorce in 2003. He has always been there for me. He had a cardiac incident over the holidays. It was touch and go for several weeks, but today I received the horrible news that it appears he will not be recovering. His digestive tract has already shut down. His brain shows no signs of activity. His body is basically saying his time is done. The doctors are predicting he has somewhere between hours and days left. I am really at a loss. He was too young for this. His wife, Lori, and their two children are working through this the best they can, as well. Please keep Jon and his family in your thoughts and prayers. We all need a miracle for this one.

I was talking to my mother and found that my Uncle Tomas and Aunt Vivianne's family has been struck by tragedy all in the same week. My Aunt Vivianne caught that horrible stomach virus that has been going around and wound up in the hospital several times this past week for dehydration. Thankfully, it was while she was home, my Uncle Tomas suffered a fall and was taken to the ER where they discovered several infections he had been battling. He is still in the hospital. My cousin, Gabriella, was struck by a van as a pedestrian and sustained serious injuries to her leg. And finally, my cousin, Tomas, who received a kidney transplant from Gabby several years ago, went to the hospital with fluid in his chest and they're trying to determine his renal function. This all happened in the span of a week. Please keep their entire family in your thoughts and prayers. At the time they should be there for each other, they have all been struck down. My mother is doing her best.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:03 PM   #64
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hey guys i hope you can think, of me and the 4 guys from SA who are going to RTC and the BCT or BUD/S after that.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:10 PM   #65
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Re: Write this name on your hand

I've been following this thread, pleased and honoured to see it grow, but I have not posted here (or anywhere) in awhile. I thought I'd share a photo from yesterday's deadlifts (it's true, what they say, that deadlifting is good for the soul):

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mm7gTGALuk...h/DSC00417.JPG

The last four names should be familiar to you, but the first name, Patricia, is a woman from Nashville who, like me, is in remission from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She's a cancer survivor. I've never met her, but she follows my blog.YOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE. If you were to write her name on your hand for your next workout, that would be wonderful.

One more name.... (Damn, there's always one more name!) Tim is a friend who just started chemotherapy. Please write Tim and Patricia's names on your hands, and send them some good healing vibes.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:50 PM   #66
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I can't seem to get the photo to show up in the post. You can see it on my blog, http://neverfeltbetter.blogspot.com YOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:40 PM   #67
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what an amazing idea. cheers.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:14 PM   #68
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Sorry Lynne, it's been awhile. It's WFS.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:07 AM   #69
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Last year my friend Jodie dedicated her Ride to Conquer Cancer to me. This year, I'm doing the Ride and Jodie is cheering on from the sidelines.

Jodie's father-in-law, Rick, is battling colon cancer. Please write Rick's name on your hand, and send him some good vibes in your next workout.

Also, I am fundraising for this year's Ride. My goal is $7500. Will you consider making a donation? You can do so by clicking on the link in my signature. If you would like me to write someone's name on my hand for the Ride, just let me know.

Thank you.
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A former student of mine from Marion Military Institute sent me the following message:

"I had a really bad accident while conducting a parachute jump with the German Special Forces Kommando's down in southern Bavaria. It was a night time combat equipment jump and we were misdropped into the trees. I drifted into the woods where my parachute got hung up in the trees and then the tree limbs broke and I plummetted 85 feet. Luckily, the ground broke my fall. However, not before I ended up shattering my right foot, fractured my pelvis, my coxib, and my back. I also did significant nerve damage affecting feeling and muscle control in my waist area to include my bladder and bowel function. That really sucks. But things continue to get better and I'm just lucky I'm alive really. 85 feet seems to be a pretty long way to fall especially having all that equipment attached to me when I hit the ground. I'm positive that things will get better and that I will make a good recovery. It will just be an uphill battle and very difficult. But I'm up for the challenge."

He is learning to walk again. I asked him if it'd be ok to do this and he said it would be awesome. He also said he'd join me in a workout soon. I told him I'd kick his a$$!!! Keep him in mind - his name is Joe and he has the heart of a lion.
MAJ Joe Claburn was in a feature story on ABC this morning and should be re-aired this week. Here it is - http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7143416(WFS)
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