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foxhd
foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member

I ran into an old friend this weekend. He asked me how I was doing in such a way that he obviously knew that I have been sick. I clarified that I had kidney cancer, nephrectomy, and various treatments. He was a little surprised. He said that he was told that I had had a liver transplant due to alchoholism! WTF? How does crap like this get started?

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  • Gordon Charles
    Gordon Charles Member Posts: 91
    As Shakespeare said.....

    "What the great shall do, the lesser shall prattle of..."  You are a man for the ages Fox and I'm sure they think of you in the same group as Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Hunter S. Thompson.  It is the curse of the mighty to lead a life misunderstood.....

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member

    As Shakespeare said.....

    "What the great shall do, the lesser shall prattle of..."  You are a man for the ages Fox and I'm sure they think of you in the same group as Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Hunter S. Thompson.  It is the curse of the mighty to lead a life misunderstood.....

    LOL

    I guess some people never outgrow the telephone game.

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482 Member
    Gossip

    gossip; pure, simple and dangerous 

    Sarah

  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,041 Member
    Srashedb said:

    Gossip

    gossip; pure, simple and dangerous 

    Sarah

    Holy Moly

    And you didn't even have the fun of wasting your liver.

    Small communities can be the pits...it's amazing what kind of cancer people think I've had.  Or the treatments.  And I really jerked them around since there were no drugs used and I didn't lose my hair; and then decided to grow it to shoulder length.

    Just keep messin' with their minds; and laugh all the way, Fox.

    Have a happy Cinco de Mayo.

    Donna

  • todd121
    todd121 Member Posts: 1,448 Member
    Eleanor Roosevelt had it right

    What did she say? Something like "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people". So just consider it to be the "wind" coming from some of those small minds in your vicinity. I sure wouldn't take it personally, if at all possible. :)

    I've been so disappointed in so many people this past year as I dealt with this disease. I can understand this being on your list of disappointments. WTF is right.

    Todd

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    todd121 said:

    Eleanor Roosevelt had it right

    What did she say? Something like "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people". So just consider it to be the "wind" coming from some of those small minds in your vicinity. I sure wouldn't take it personally, if at all possible. :)

    I've been so disappointed in so many people this past year as I dealt with this disease. I can understand this being on your list of disappointments. WTF is right.

    Todd

    It's funny, Right?

    I don't blame him. He told me what he heard. I knew him in high school. We looked alot alike. Girls thought that it was cute. 45 years later, we still look like brothers. Except I look younger, healthier, and I have a better mustache.

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member

    As Shakespeare said.....

    "What the great shall do, the lesser shall prattle of..."  You are a man for the ages Fox and I'm sure they think of you in the same group as Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Hunter S. Thompson.  It is the curse of the mighty to lead a life misunderstood.....

    Wait a second..

    weren't Hemingway, O'Neill, and Thompson alcoholics?  Not a pizza freak amongst them.

  • GSRon
    GSRon Member Posts: 1,303 Member
    foxhd said:

    It's funny, Right?

    I don't blame him. He told me what he heard. I knew him in high school. We looked alot alike. Girls thought that it was cute. 45 years later, we still look like brothers. Except I look younger, healthier, and I have a better mustache.

    Remember... there must be... 50 ways to love your Liver.... Cool

     

    Ron

  • a_oaklee
    a_oaklee Member Posts: 566 Member
    foxhd said:

    It's funny, Right?

    I don't blame him. He told me what he heard. I knew him in high school. We looked alot alike. Girls thought that it was cute. 45 years later, we still look like brothers. Except I look younger, healthier, and I have a better mustache.

    gossip

    Frankly, it pisses me off that someone made up something.  But I wouldn't lose sleep over it.  Remember "karma".  

    I often wonder what people must be saying about my husband.  Remember he hasn't told anyone.  I'm sure rumors are flying.  They probably think I'm exhausting him!  haha  Wonder what kind of things are said about him having that white stripe in his black hair.???? 

  • Gordon Charles
    Gordon Charles Member Posts: 91
    Exactly...

    People see your timeless stature and wrongly assume a human weakness...besides... pizza addiction is a universal condition of existence, differentiated only by crust type and toppings.....

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482 Member
    foxhd said:

    It's funny, Right?

    I don't blame him. He told me what he heard. I knew him in high school. We looked alot alike. Girls thought that it was cute. 45 years later, we still look like brothers. Except I look younger, healthier, and I have a better mustache.

    What a twist, though

    it's good your old friend told you what he'd heard but what a difference in having renal cancer and a liver transplant for alcoholism.

    at UCSF, they won't do transplants if the reason is substance abuse.

    i get calls from my husband' sold friends who have heard something and although I understand their discomfort, I do not like the suddenly slowed voice, the pause and "so....how IS he doing?"

    on the other hand, my perverse side loved it when I told someone I hadn't seen in a while that I had double mastectomies and their eyes immediately went to my chest. Being small-boned, short and weighing no more than 105 pounds (more now), unless told while wearing plunging necklines z(which I didn't wear), no one could tell.

    You're taking it in stride; one of the upsides of having a serious disease is being able to blow off the inane.

    sarah

  • Karen0074
    Karen0074 Member Posts: 64

    Exactly...

    People see your timeless stature and wrongly assume a human weakness...besides... pizza addiction is a universal condition of existence, differentiated only by crust type and toppings.....

    Well, I suppose its better to

    Well, I suppose its better to be talked about than forgotten, at least you r on everyone's mind. Have fun watching their faces when you tell them the truth!

     

    karen x

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    Karen0074 said:

    Well, I suppose its better to

    Well, I suppose its better to be talked about than forgotten, at least you r on everyone's mind. Have fun watching their faces when you tell them the truth!

     

    karen x

    excuse me

    Rumors. I've learned to spell a new word. For one thing, I used to be a part of many forums. I quit them all except this one. I decided that my health wasn't anybodies business and I had too many people asking questions that I didn't feel like answering anymore. But we are family here with much in common to share. You're all special friends. Everyone else? Not so much. I had decided to return to my pre-social media self. The plan was that when I died, I wanted people to say, "Fox who?" No wonder rumors start. I have told people that I had a procedure to make my manhood 10 inches long. Then I explain that I just need to fold it in half!

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    foxhd said:

    excuse me

    Rumors. I've learned to spell a new word. For one thing, I used to be a part of many forums. I quit them all except this one. I decided that my health wasn't anybodies business and I had too many people asking questions that I didn't feel like answering anymore. But we are family here with much in common to share. You're all special friends. Everyone else? Not so much. I had decided to return to my pre-social media self. The plan was that when I died, I wanted people to say, "Fox who?" No wonder rumors start. I have told people that I had a procedure to make my manhood 10 inches long. Then I explain that I just need to fold it in half!

    LMAO, you're hysterical. I'd

    LMAO, you're hysterical. I'd love to see the look on their faces after you explain your "procedure" Wink

  • Alexandra
    Alexandra Member Posts: 1,308
    foxhd said:

    excuse me

    Rumors. I've learned to spell a new word. For one thing, I used to be a part of many forums. I quit them all except this one. I decided that my health wasn't anybodies business and I had too many people asking questions that I didn't feel like answering anymore. But we are family here with much in common to share. You're all special friends. Everyone else? Not so much. I had decided to return to my pre-social media self. The plan was that when I died, I wanted people to say, "Fox who?" No wonder rumors start. I have told people that I had a procedure to make my manhood 10 inches long. Then I explain that I just need to fold it in half!

    I always loved you Foxy...

    ... but now you will need a giant... stick to kick me off the Kidney Cancer board

  • todd121
    todd121 Member Posts: 1,448 Member
    foxhd said:

    excuse me

    Rumors. I've learned to spell a new word. For one thing, I used to be a part of many forums. I quit them all except this one. I decided that my health wasn't anybodies business and I had too many people asking questions that I didn't feel like answering anymore. But we are family here with much in common to share. You're all special friends. Everyone else? Not so much. I had decided to return to my pre-social media self. The plan was that when I died, I wanted people to say, "Fox who?" No wonder rumors start. I have told people that I had a procedure to make my manhood 10 inches long. Then I explain that I just need to fold it in half!

    Sorry but I have to ask...

    does that make you 10% more than the man you used to be? :)

    Todd

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    foxhd said:

    excuse me

    Rumors. I've learned to spell a new word. For one thing, I used to be a part of many forums. I quit them all except this one. I decided that my health wasn't anybodies business and I had too many people asking questions that I didn't feel like answering anymore. But we are family here with much in common to share. You're all special friends. Everyone else? Not so much. I had decided to return to my pre-social media self. The plan was that when I died, I wanted people to say, "Fox who?" No wonder rumors start. I have told people that I had a procedure to make my manhood 10 inches long. Then I explain that I just need to fold it in half!

    Impressed with that Rumour!

    I don't know Fox, some people will grow to any length to create an impression!

     

    Djinnie x

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    Djinnie said:

    Impressed with that Rumour!

    I don't know Fox, some people will grow to any length to create an impression!

     

    Djinnie x

    Heard another rumor

    I heard from Ron that Alex has a wallet made out of circumsized foreskins. When she rubs it, it turns into a suitcase. Just saying.

  • Alexandra
    Alexandra Member Posts: 1,308
    foxhd said:

    Heard another rumor

    I heard from Ron that Alex has a wallet made out of circumsized foreskins. When she rubs it, it turns into a suitcase. Just saying.

    Oh stop it

     

    Ron and Fox were out dining when they had the rudest waitress.

    Fox said, "Make sure you leave no tip."

    Ron replied, "I'll leave, but there's no need for the name calling." 

     

    Did you hear about the nearsighted mohel (circumciser)?

    He got the sack. 

  • twinthings
    twinthings Member Posts: 409
    Rumor has it

    People who start rumors usually do so because the truth is boring.  I mean, having a liver transplant because you drank yourself to oblivion, a thousand times over, sounds way more gossip worthy than saying you have kidney cancer.  For all you know, you spent thousands on cheap whores, in your drunken stupors.  

    Whomever started it must have a sad little life!