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Hey Y'all, get my port out Monday!

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Paintslinger
Posts: 70
Joined: Jun 2012

Hello Everyone,
I haven't been on here in while. I hope that everyone is well. I'm about to go through the posts and check up on everybody. I'm coming up on a year post-treatment and I'm having my port removed Monday. I won't feel like a cyborg any longer! ("Resistance is futile"). I'm now on Facebook, so I hope to connect with some of you there. I've got some artwork on the page under "Paul J. Hubbard, Jr.". Check it out and let me know what you think. If I get 30 "likes" (I'm currently at 28), I win a toaster oven or something. I've also (finally) got my website up. Google pauljhubbardjrart.com. Hey Skiff, if you're reading this, I'd love some feedback from a fellow "paintslinger". You still working? Hope that you and your wife have been well.
Take care everyone,
Paul

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CivilMatt
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Joined: May 2012

Paintslinger,

Congratulations on the one year and the milestone of having the port removed. I hope your journey is worth a lifetime of clean scans. Nice to here from you; now to check out your web page.

Best,

Matt

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Tim6003
Posts: 1490
Joined: Nov 2011

Nice art!!!!

Best,

Tim

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Paintslinger
Posts: 70
Joined: Jun 2012

Hey Tim and Matt,
Thanks a lot, and it's REALLY great to hear from you guys again. I hope that both of you and your families are well.
Take care,
Paul

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Tim6003
Posts: 1490
Joined: Nov 2011

...he seems to be a little off mentally since the radiation ...muhwa hahahahahaha...just kidding Matt :)

Tim

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Kent Cass
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Joined: Nov 2009

Another milestone reached for you, and that's a very good thing. Success!

kcass

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Paintslinger
Posts: 70
Joined: Jun 2012

Thanks, Kent. I appreciate it. You o.k.?

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phrannie51
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Joined: Mar 2012

we get, isn't it? It comes after we've finished rads, finished chemo, gotten feeding tubes removed, and gotten back to our lives....Congrats that your port is moving on without you :)....

p

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Skiffin16
Posts: 8071
Joined: Sep 2009

Paul, I know that you're gonna be happy with being DePorted.

I know it was long awaited for me...my onco like to leave them in for two years, it was nearly two and a half for me.

They were going to surgically remove it at first, OR, all of that crap. They finally got with the program and it was basically a 10 minute office visit.

Will definitely chek out the artwork...

I've been working on a piece that I need to finish up soon. A prismacolor of a co-worker and her persian cat that passed away recently.

Best,
John

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Paintslinger
Posts: 70
Joined: Jun 2012

John,
Yeah, I'm not sure if my "deportation" was a result of profiling or not! :)! Rest assured, I'll be glad to have it removed. And yeah, you're right, the doc told me it would only take about 30-45 minutes to remove: Out-patient surgery. I just got back from the pre-operation physical: I'm good to go. Sorry that you had to co-habitate with yours for so long. I guess in your case resistance was futile! (a "borg" reference). It was, however, for the best intentions. I'm glad that you had it taken out (eventually) and that you're doing well.
I'm Sincerely sorry to hear about the cat. I've got a daughter (sorry, I mean cat) myself. Both me and my son (her big brother)would be devastated if anything happened to her. Although he is NOW telling me that when she dies, he wants to bury her in the backyard and get a dog! (He's eleven)
Looking forward to seeing the new piece. Are you on Facebook?
Take care,
Paul

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