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1) From: Robert Shields
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Congratulations Tom and Maria!  Wish I could be there with you both.  =
Thank you for the experience of something different in my cup every =
morning.  I am learning something new every day!
Rob 

2) From: John Brown
well today is the second anniversary, of when i was notified that the 
tests were back and i had Pancreatic Cancer.  it was already in stage 
four which meant removal was not an option.
this was expected on my part so it was not a shock.  i had went from 225 
pounds down to 148, and was well on my way to dying.  the Doctor had 
just started me on pancreatic enzyme pills help me with digestion.
this helped me stay alive.  now at least i could digest most of my food. 
and began to regain some weight.  the prognosis was three to nine months 
till death,  with nothing to lose i started Chemo.  i have done some 
eight different types, with six of them being clinical trials.  none of 
which have done me much if any good, but allowed a lot of data to be 
gathered.  it is all done now i will not be doing any more .  the cancer 
has progressed to the point i now must contend with a condition where 
fluid builds up in my abdomen.  this must be drained daily.  so here i 
am only the second person the doctor has done this with.  i am now 
draining up to three liters a day at home.  this is very trying on the 
body,  it is hard to keep up with fluid intake to equal what is goes out.
so i want to thank all of you for the give and take, all ideas, opinions 
expressed on this list it has been some very lively entertainment for me.
i am still here and will be for some time, only god knows how long.
john t. brown
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3) From: Marty Wooten
John,
John,
Thank you for the update and sharing. I have a good friend who is fighting
cancer as well and was having to deal with the fluid draining issue you
mention. You are in my thoughts and prayers as I will think of you know each
time I think of my friend fighting the same battle.
Marty
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4) From: Sandy Andina
John,
Bless you; may you be granted the grace, courage and equanimity to  
face whatever the future holds. This listserv has been a much better  
place with you on it.
Sandy Andina
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5) From: Lynne
John -
Thank you for sharing all of this with us. My prayers are with you - wish I
was still in Tucson, only so I'd be able to visit.
Lynne
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6) From: John and Emma
John,
I am so happy to hear you have been able to hang on. Keep strong friend.
It hurts to hear your news. My mom was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on
Feb 6, 2008 and she died March 12. We're burying her on Mother's Day. I only
say this to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your
family.
All the best.
John H.

7) From: Ed Needham
Well, that sucks.
I've always said I want two things from life...great friends and great 
stories.  I wish both on you!
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Ed Needham
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8) From: Sean Cary
Best of luck and my God grace you with a recovery and let your pain be
manageable.
I have dealt with this all to closely lately.
Sean
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Sean M. Cary
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Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori
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9) From: Dean De Crisce
God bless you John.
Dean De Crisce
Sent from a Treo.

10) From: Jeff
John...
May God bless you and keep you forever.
Jeff
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11) From: Treshell
John
You know my heart and prayers are with you on this one.  As I remember you
live alone.  Now that is hard core.  I also remember you are a man of great
stories.  Care to share some of your favorites?  They would sure be a OT I
would enjoy reading.  A good hunting trip one that you could mention coffee
in or?
I should also take this moment to thank you for how nice and sharp my knifes
are now.
Tres
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12) From: Paul Helbert
John, I think it is wonderful that you allowed yourself to be a human
"guinea pig". A part of you will live on in whatever is learned
through that testing. Hopefully you'll have more good days than bad
ones to share with your friends and family.
-- 
Paul Helbert
Prepackaged, roasted & ground coffee,,,
Some of the worst ideas since sliced bread.
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13) From: Jim and Tina Wheeler
John,
Thank you for any stories you might be willing to share.  Thank you also,
for willing to go through the chemo treatments for the data that might help
others.  As a cancer survivor myself, I am very grateful for all those who
shared the data that helped me survive the first cancer and, perhaps, the
next.  I will remember you sacrifice and that will drive my decision when
the next cancer happens.
When the surgeon told me that my cancer was malignant, my comment to him
was: "Well, now I know what will kill me."  His response was:  "Not this
time, but the next time will occur and that may be the killer."
Again, please share some stories about whatever suits you.
-- 
Jim in Skull Valley
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14) From: Barry Dryden
John,
God bless you and you'll be in my prayers.  Thanks for sharing as many
of us have stories/challenges but usually fear to share them.  This is
a wonderful group/reflector!!
BarryD
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15) From: Bill
John,
A bittersweet anniversary, that's for sure!  A good friend and backpacking
buddy was diagnosed in Sept 2003.  Given 3 months, he lived for 3 years.  He
died December 2006.  He was good until September 2006, and then it just
became awful.  Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I especially
appreciate your good humor, your kindness, and your goodness to us all.
 Blessings and peace to you!
bill
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16) From: Andy Thomas
Glad you're still here, John. =
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From: John Brown 
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Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 11:31:07 AM
Subject: [Homeroast] anniversary
well today is the second anniversary, of when i was notified that the =
tests were back and i had Pancreatic Cancer.  it was already in stage =
four which meant removal was not an option.
this was expected on my part so it was not a shock.  i had went from 225 =
pounds down to 148, and was well on my way to dying.  the Doctor had =
just started me on pancreatic enzyme pills help me with digestion.
this helped me stay alive.  now at least i could digest most of my food. =
and began to regain some weight.  the prognosis was three to nine months =
till death,  with nothing to lose i started Chemo.  i have done some =
eight different types, with six of them being clinical trials.  none of =
which have done me much if any good, but allowed a lot of data to be =
gathered.  it is all done now i will not be doing any more .  the cance=
r =
has progressed to the point i now must contend with a condition where =
fluid builds up in my abdomen.  this must be drained daily.  so here i =
am only the second person the doctor has done this with.  i am now =
draining up to three liters a day at home.  this is very trying on the =
body,  it is hard to keep up with fluid intake to equal what is goes out.
so i want to thank all of you for the give and take, all ideas, opinions =
expressed on this list it has been some very lively entertainment for me.
i am still here and will be for some time, only god knows how long.
john t. brown
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17) From: Vicki Smith
John, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for taking the 
time to include us all in your journey.
vicki
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18) From: Gary Foster
John, I don't know you except from the posts I've read here, and being  
new around here that's not nearly enough.  However, I'll put you in my  
prayers, I hope you don't mind (and I hope that 'prayer' isn't a dirty  
word around here, lol).
I have a friend who has a failed liver and she's also dealing with  
fluid issues, so I have a (albeit small) idea of what you are talking  
about.
-- Gary F.
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19) From: John Brown
to the list thank you for a the good wishes.
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20) From: miKe mcKoffee
john t. brown,
I admire your attitude. Indeed we chose not when we leave, only how we live.
May whatever years, months or days remain Granted you be in peace.
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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21) From: RK
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I tip my cup to such a brave and honest man. I wonder if I could be as brave
if it were me, I think not.
May God bless you in your journey and may it be pain free.
RK
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