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Hats off to Faye.

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icemantoo
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Today it is close to 80 degrees here in Michigan. Not bad for the last day of Winter/first day of spring, Anyway I took Piper for her walk and she wanted to play with Ernie across the street.

I always knew that Ernie's human mother, Faye was a Kidney Cancer survivor, but never really talked in detail about it until today. Anyway, Faye had her Nepherectomy for Kidney Cancer 17 years ago and she is now 81. The only thing she couldn't remember was the size of her tumor. NBD (no big deal). May we all live into our 80's and beyond.

Icemantoo

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cww71964
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It is stories like Faye's, and yours too Iceman , that give us all hope and inspiration. Maybe we should all move into your neighborhood!
Thanks for sharing,
Wayne

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Texas_wedge
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Wayne - you must be joking - that's Michigan [high risk area and chock full of Gar(r)ys, bikers and golfers - far too dangerous! Piper's other name is probably Alpha :( ].

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garym
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Come into the light...all are welcome

Wat to go Faye!!!

j_rod
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When she was 59, she felt a lump in her back. She went to the doctor, he did an xray, it was a tumor the size of a baseball. She had a open radical nephrectomy. It was cancer. She is now 81. She retired from her job last year. She now drives between her winter home in FL to her summer home in NC 3 or 4 times a year. She works out at the gym an hour a day. She is like Faye - an inspiration.

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Texas_wedge
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And it's not just being an octogenarian cancer survivor, it's being an octogenarian cancer survivor, with many years ahead and still with an enviable quality of life!!

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Texas_wedge
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Nearly 80 in Michigan - good grief - we often don't get near that in midsummer in the UK. I played Carnoustie this morning and it got too hot for me later on (in shirtsleeves) and it was 48 F when we started out with a strong, cold wind. Has been a beautifully sunny day, makes the birds and the heart sing.

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icemantoo
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One way to look at our neighborhood is 2 long time survivors living across the street from each other is very gratifying. The other way to look at the neighborhood is that between the two houses across the street from each other the incedence of Kidney Cancer is 100 %. My wife thinks there is some enviornmental cause..
Like toxins from an electrical transformer they fixed 20 years ago. How else do you explain 2 neighbors getting Kidney Cancer.

Icemantoo

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Limelife50
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Hey iceman you could always check your tap water for Arsenic,

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