donfoo and WMC meet......

wmc
wmc Member Posts: 1,804
edited May 2015 in Head and Neck Cancer #1

It is really great when you get to meet face to face some who you have been talking to for more than a year.

It was great to meet Don in person. I will say he is one special man.

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Thanks for taking the time for me, and I also had my 18 month check up......NED agian.

I sure love to hear that NED

Bill

 

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  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Hey hey, you guys!!

    Look at this smiling duo! Smile  It is wonderful to meet one another, after having met on line, and gone through so much together....Glad you guys had the opportunity to do this. 

    You're both looking GREAT!!!

    p

  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
    Nice..

    Great to see another meet up... Did Don buy you pizza..., LOL.

    Congrats, you both look great..

    John

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    Awesome

    Awesome! The meet-up, the NED, and you two. Thank you for sharing your stories and giving so much support to the rest of us. I'm looking forward to meeting Bunnymom for a fish fry one of these days, too.

  • Guzzle
    Guzzle Member Posts: 710
    MrsBD said:

    Awesome

    Awesome! The meet-up, the NED, and you two. Thank you for sharing your stories and giving so much support to the rest of us. I'm looking forward to meeting Bunnymom for a fish fry one of these days, too.

    Lovely

    You fellas look great!

  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
    looking good!

    So happy to see those smiles!

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Thank you all.........

    Thank you Phrannie, John,Mrs BD, Guzzle,and Nolesmom. Everyone is like my extended family and have helped, been helped, and shaired there joys and problems as well. I have met [on line] so many and some have been through hell and back but I consider friends, and lucky to be some help if only listen when they need it, or give support when I can. Just knowing there are such wonderful people who really understand how you feel helps. We all have some very dark times and I am doing very well, so I made myself a promise, that "I am in for a penny in for a pound". If I can help some new member not be as scared or help direct them to someone who could help, or just be there when they need to vent, I should be there and will try to be, as so many were there for me. Thank you all.

    Bill

  • kenday
    kenday Member Posts: 4
    wmc said:

    Thank you all.........

    Thank you Phrannie, John,Mrs BD, Guzzle,and Nolesmom. Everyone is like my extended family and have helped, been helped, and shaired there joys and problems as well. I have met [on line] so many and some have been through hell and back but I consider friends, and lucky to be some help if only listen when they need it, or give support when I can. Just knowing there are such wonderful people who really understand how you feel helps. We all have some very dark times and I am doing very well, so I made myself a promise, that "I am in for a penny in for a pound". If I can help some new member not be as scared or help direct them to someone who could help, or just be there when they need to vent, I should be there and will try to be, as so many were there for me. Thank you all.

    Bill

    I saw my

    I saw my entire
    predicament....
    My mind and
    soul became
    completely at
    peace.

  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
    Love it !

    We do get very close to one another on site here.  I may never have the opportunity to meet any of you in person, but I know there are other's in the world that truly understand this crazy walk many have found themselves on.  Nice looking picture guys !  Hugs sent !  Katie

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,722 Member
    WANTED: 2 mysterious guys

    Bill & Don,

    Congratulations on a successful rendezvous, in celebration I re-inserted my PEG and blew-up a balloon (just kidding).

    You each bring a lot to the H&N  table with sound advice. Keep it up.

    Also, a good NED to thee.

    Matt

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    CivilMatt said:

    WANTED: 2 mysterious guys

    Bill & Don,

    Congratulations on a successful rendezvous, in celebration I re-inserted my PEG and blew-up a balloon (just kidding).

    You each bring a lot to the H&N  table with sound advice. Keep it up.

    Also, a good NED to thee.

    Matt

    Thank you Matt

    When I read, you blew up a balloon...Well....image

     

     

    Thank you.........

    Bill

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804

    Love it !

    We do get very close to one another on site here.  I may never have the opportunity to meet any of you in person, but I know there are other's in the world that truly understand this crazy walk many have found themselves on.  Nice looking picture guys !  Hugs sent !  Katie

    Thank you Katie

    It is so true, we do get close and understand one another.

    Bill

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    talking not a problem

    Meeting Bill was great! You never know when you stroll up just what will trigger so you know that is the person. Bill was easy to spot, not many with a hole in their neck! lol

    What amazed me the most is how well and clearly he speaks, well beyond my expectations. Bill explained how it all works and that amazed me too. With chronic lung issues, it makes it that much more a miracle how strongly and loudly his speech is.  

    Getting involved with educating young kids is really tremendous and worthwhile. If a single life is spared the horrible experiences dealing with cancer, then the hard work is rewarded. Make sure to post the videos the folks at Stanford are encouraging you to make.

    Your new mission in life post cancer is admirable. Wishing you continued success here at CSN, Stanford, and the schools.

     

    Don 

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Friends

     

     

    Wow you are some great looking guys, If there is any good thing about having cancer it is the many friends we make along the way.

     

    Tim

  • Duggie88
    Duggie88 Member Posts: 760 Member
    Great Picture

    Bill your hair is different along with your glasses so I more than likely would have asked for ID.  We are some unique individuals and anytime we can meet and share some abi-normalness is a great life experience.

    Looking good guys

          Jeff

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Duggie88 said:

    Great Picture

    Bill your hair is different along with your glasses so I more than likely would have asked for ID.  We are some unique individuals and anytime we can meet and share some abi-normalness is a great life experience.

    Looking good guys

          Jeff

    Thank you both Tim and Jeff

    I didn't relize what you said about the hair.......Then it dawned on me I was wearing it down and it got a little long so I comed it back. Funny when I was in my teens it would only go up, in a flattop or butch but now it will do most anything, part on left or right go forward or go back. Had it in a ponytail for clost to twenty years when I was heavy into the martial arts. Now I try to look like a grandfather should,  LOL.
    It was a really nice meet because I feel you are all my family.

    Bill

  • avisemi
    avisemi Member Posts: 172
    How fun! This made me smile.

    How fun! This made me smile. :D

  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
    avisemi said:

    How fun! This made me smile.

    How fun! This made me smile. :D

    Great you two could meet up.

    Great you two could meet up. Everyone on this board are special people and meeting face to face must be the best thing since ice cream. LOL You are a handsome duo.

    Debbie

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    avisemi said:

    How fun! This made me smile.

    How fun! This made me smile. :D

    Thanks Majose I enjoyed this.

    Thank you. I enjoyed the chance to meet don as we have been talking for so long it was just great.

    Bill

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    jim and i said:

    Great you two could meet up.

    Great you two could meet up. Everyone on this board are special people and meeting face to face must be the best thing since ice cream. LOL You are a handsome duo.

    Debbie

    Thank you Debbie it was great....

    We do get real close to one another on this board as we share such personal feelings to cope with this. At times I can share feelings that only the ones here do really understand and become part of my family. We are there for the up's and down as well. When you get a chance to meet someone who has been a big part of your life and recovery it is just a pleasure to do so. Thank you.

    Bill

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    that is fantastic!!!  both

    that is fantastic!!!  both the meeting and NED!  that much handsomeness in one room at the same time should be illegal....lol.  great pic guys.  i have a plan to meet grandmax next month and i'm very excited.  it really warms my heart when our family members get to meet one another.  this is a lovely family and i'm so thankful to be part of it.  love and hugs to you all.

    God bless you,

    dj