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It's been a pretty busy month here.  First a buddy of mine came to visit for a weekend, then my lady friend Marie came out for two weeks.  Her arrival ended 1128 days in Hell.  We had a great visit and even went up to Yellowstone for a couple of days and came home through the Grand Teton mountains.  But the best part of all was when she finally said those three words that I've wanted to hear for so many years.  The day she left (this past Sunday)  my daughter arrived from Mesa, AZ for a couple of days.  Now all the visitors are gone and life is back to abnormal.  My rear is still pretty sore and all of the hours in a car didn't do much good for it.  I'll try to keep more in touch now, but no promises.

 

Ray/Doc

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We know how hard it is for you to get on here.

Your trip sounds abosolutely wondreful.  Nature is a healer, even if its an emotional healer. And to share it with someone who means allot to you, has to be very special.

I hope that you are able to find enough to keep you ocupied now you are back at home.

You will always be in my thought and prayers. 

Blessings!  SUE

 

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Thank you for the update and it sounds like you had a wonderful time with your lady friend.  So glad that you were able to enjoy that and those "three special words."  Just know that you are always thought of. 

Kim

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There's nothing like hearing those three words.  Love is what it's all about.  Glad you had your visitors.   

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no matter what the circumstances.  So glad you got to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons!  I absolutely love both those areas.  We camped once years ago in the Tetons (Lake Jackson), and I'm not sure I've ever seen anything quite so beautiful.  The combo of amazing scenery and loving company sounds really quite special.  Hugs to you~AA

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Doc,

Glad that you are back on the board.  Needless to say there was concern for you.  Good to hear of your great break and the "three little words." 

Wishing you better days ahead...

Art

P.S.  Try to stay in touch at least now anad then.

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It's great to hear you had so many visitors.  Having visitors helps me get my mind off cancer sohopefully that was the same with you. I pray you stay as well as possible. Jeff

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We are glad to hear that you are out there Living Life!  Keep up the good fight, and keep living and experiencing life!

CHEERS!

 

Best Always,  mike

 

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I have been wondering how you were doing. So glad you and Marie had that special time together and got to get out and about, and that you had other visitors and good times. I hope you are doing well and I'm glad you checked in.

Sandy

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Laughing

So  happy you posted.   For sure you have made my day.  How great is that going to Yellowstone etc.

in our prayers 

George & Dyan clark

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You wre really nice to me when I first joined this board so I am concerned about how you are doing.  Bet the outdoors was beautiful this time of year; fresh air and sunshine are great therapy! I've been to those places as well and especially like yellowstone a lot. I even like the sulphur smell of the geysers.  The pits of hot bubbling mud are other wordly.

Karin

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I am glad you had lots of visitors and sounds like lots of fun travelling, we missed you on here though :)

 

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Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers.

I  can't believe it'w been a week and a half since I last posted.  The days just got by in a blur and I often forget what day it is.  I've been having a lot of gut pain lately in the intestine tract.  I've also been very tired all of the time and often suddenly wake up after sleeping for a couple of hours.  I've also lost more weight, I'm down to 120 lbs now.

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What are the doctors doing for you.  It seems like your weight loss is a big problem and something that needs to be addressed.  I'm concerned that you are not getting the attention that you deserve.  Is there anyone that can help you get some homemade food and can help you get answers to your concerns.  Please talk to your doctor and discuss this pain, it's possible they could help you immensely and if not, get another opinion.

Kim

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Nice to see you we're able to post.   thinking of you everyday.

Hugs Dyan & George

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Nice to see you we're able to post.   thinking of you everyday.

Hugs Dyan & George

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Ray,

Busy sounds like a good thing for you. I hope you will be busy again soon. :-)

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So glad to read your update, I think of you often and always include you in my daily nightly prayers. 

It sounds like you had a great time, memories made, and love keeps us ggoing hugs, Marjan

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So glad to read your update, I think of you often and always include you in my daily nightly prayers. 

It sounds like you had a great time, memories made, and love keeps us ggoing hugs, Marjan

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So glad to read your update, I think of you often and always include you in my daily nightly prayers. 

It sounds like you had a great time, memories made, and love keeps us ggoing hugs, Marjan

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Wow! Exciting times! Those 3 little words make all the difference, don't they?Kiss

*hugs*

Gail

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So glad tp hear you had some good visits..

I don't get on here much anymore but I was checking for you..

Love yu Ray. and praying for you..

-Donna

 

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I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. That is wonderful that she said those 3 magical words! What a difference that makes. Take care of yourself & we all hope to hear from you soon.

prayers & hugs

judy

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It was one of those days when you just gotta say "life don't get better than this!"  It's my dad's 80th bday and he managed to arrange to get me, him and my younger brother a ride on a WWII B-17 bomber.  The flight was short and I couldn't really get up to tour the plane in flight.  But, like I said afterwards, "it's a good thing I wear a catheter 'cause I would have pissed my pants!"

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That is super cool! I used to work near an airfield in NJ that would have vintage WWII aircraft there once a year. I always stopped in to check out the aircraft. They had a replica of the Memphis Belle one year and the building I worked in was at the end of the runway. When the P-40's took off it sounded like a pack of 100 Harley's flying by. 

I can sense your delight all the way here!!

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As Phil said, That's really cool!!  I've always wanted to fly in one of those!  Yeah, I know, not a real girly thing, but my dad was in WWII, so guess I became a military buff due to him.  ;)   This reminded me of a funny story years back when I was dating.  I had eagerly agreed to go to an air show with a guy that I didn't meet until that morning.  He was a former Air Force navigator, so he wanted to impress me with all his knowledge of the planes.  Lets just say he was a bit shocked when I pointed to a line of aircraft and said, "I'd like to check out the Blackhawk helicopter and then the A10 Warthog." :).  He later asked me, as he pointed to two engines, "Do you know what those are?". I then correctly and quickly identified a Pratt and Whitney engine and a GE aircraft engine.  His eyes widened in surprise.  I really enjoyed that moment.  ;)  But I think I hurt his ego...   Eh, he was too short anyway.  ;)

Take care Doc, and I hope that you can get your pain under control.

Cyn

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:)

Cool thing to do.....I saw the father on Pawn Stars ride in one of those last year...same deal...they somehow arranged a short flight.....and the dad was a WWII guy and so that was important to him too.

Glad you enjoyed the day, Ray.....that was a good one alright!

jen2012
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Sounds like great fun Ray! 

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I am so glad that you, your dad and brother got to have such a treat.

Congrats to your dad on his 80th birthday!

Hope that each day is a winner for you.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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How are you doing? Do you have the pain under control? I was just thinking about you.
Sandy :)

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Ray,

What a great outing you had with your father (happy birthday to him) and your brother.  There is a lot of history and nostalgia in the older airplanes.  My father had been training to be a navigator when the war ended.  

We also have a yearly air show here and the Confederate Air Force comes out in force.

Positive thoughts and good pain management to keep that intestinal irritation under control.

Post when you can,

Art  

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I hope you are well enough to give its an update soon, Doc.

i think about you allot.,

 

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Great to see you up and about and managing.  That plane ride is definitely one of the coolest things ever.  Would love to do that but I don't have a catheter!  Have a bag for the other end though so at leat you wouldn't have to smell it.  Great that you have visitors.  Those are always fun.

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