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erisian
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Get your picture on the front page of the paper-
without getting arrested first.
I am Carl Brown.
http://tinyurl.com/AmmyRescueCCD
http://www.cooscountydemocrat.com

bdhilton
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way to go..hope you are alright

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randy_in_indy
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YOU ROCK!

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erisian
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...at least by my standards. We prefer to call it 'Backcountry'.
The difference between backcountry and extreme that day was about two hundred yards and a broken femur.

It pleases me to no end that I can still do that sort of thing. And doesn't all the advice say to get plenty of fresh air and exercise?

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randy_in_indy
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of a Black/blue slope in Colorado...and there is nothing in my way....I'm kinda a chicken of hieghts now...never used to be that way...I hiked about 10 years or so ago at Lake powell on what I thought was a very steep hill to the summit of the Rincon...and coming back down cured me of ever doing that again...I slipped a couple of times...and thought...all it takes is once and I am toast...not doing this again. LOL....I have admiration for my brother and BD who climb all those mountains...not for me...I'd much rather jump from a perfectly good airplane with a parachute which I have done.

Randy

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erisian
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> My photos:
> http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2030232&id=1588712117&l=4b19557a25
> My sister's:
> http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2061111&id=1146574466&l=25ee0c5569

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randy_in_indy
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Carl, it was easy to see that was a huge family fun event! I suppose the trees down are from the snow movement down the mountain/Gully right? Then LOL to the Dog Biting the building...how did you get that dog to do that??? You know there is one thing about this Cancer we all share....I believe it makes people live life in a better way...some were already doing it but many it seems embrace the goodness of life from the negative of this beast...and that is a win in my book!

JR1949
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You do look at life in a better way when you have cancer and especially when you survive.
I find more pure joy in nature, a sunset, the moon, the stars. I just look at everything in a different way now and I now find myself being more tolerant and I treat everyone better, I am kinder to everyone. My wife is the same way. She is also a cancer survivor.
You just have a new perspective. Perhaps that is God's plan.

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erisian
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Yes, there was a very large avalanche in there sometime this winter. More than one, actually. Downed trees and 8-inch tree trunks broken into pieces. I made sure to ask everyone in the party; "Aren't you glad you weren't here the day this happened?". They all said yes. The bank turn was impressive. The trees were flattened up to at least 30 vertical feet up the side. Total area flattened was about ten acres by my guess.

Dog is a Jack Russell Terrier with a nose for critters. She was saying "There's something in here!" She would have had pieces off the cornerboard in minutes if I didn't call her off.

I can't tell you how happy it made me to be able to do that. I can't climb like I used to, that's for sure! But I was the Guide du jour, because no one else in the party had skied there before. One of the duties of the Guide is to scare the crap out of your party at least once. Stepping on to the avalanche path worked for that. That was some SERIOUS power. It had to have been travelling at around 200mph to do that kind of damage. They don't call it backcountry for nothing.

Anyone out west- If you hear any of your skiing friends say that there are no slides in the east, send them to look at those pictures.

Diagnosed metastatic August 2007
Currently on chemo, Round 4, 31 months later
There IS life after diagnosis!

bdhilton
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I love the pic with your dog biting the building...too funny...thanks and the best to you in your journey-BD

Trew
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From my profile/expressons page I have a few pictures of me on my last good backpack trip before surgery:

http://csn.cancer.org/user/114805/view/expressions

I have tried two times to go out backpacking since surgery, the most recent attempt was this past Thursday/Fri. I called the trip off- just too much stress incontinence with carrying a pack right now. Like another good friend has left my life since cancer. I have thousands of trail miles in, about 800 along the CDT in Colo, WY and MT. It was a big part of my life for many years. I am now turning to books and bird watching.

There is so much to do after cancer!

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fathersson
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Trew.. we are on your side and all understand that this ride sucks. My thoughts are with you bros.

Frank

Trew
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I know there is emotional support here and the ride sucks. I do miss the pre cancer life, but I am realizing more and more I need to make adjustments, move on to new interests.

Birding is nice.

Thanks for thought.

15thClub
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Stay active very active and take the attitude that if Grim Reaper is going to get you, make sure that $o# uvva $!)ch takes you screaming and kicking and jabbing. From my experience, I observed that it is much harder on the family that it is on the patient. The week of my diagnosis, my wife was outwardly displaying being a pillar of strength. Been married to long to her to know she was a wreck inside. I went out and bought her some jewelry of a design she loves. I bought my daughter a couple of I-Tunes cards. Do something that let's your loved ones know, you're OK all things considered.

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