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Sundance Article Being Published in Trade Magazine – FINALIZING COUNTS NEED TO PLACE ORDER NOW (UPDATED 06-25-10)

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Mornin’ Everybody:)

It seems like there is no rest for the wicked, LOL:)

I’ve gotten a call from the President of the St. Paul’s Medical Foundation and also from the Media Manager of UTSW Hospital.

They are going to run me and Dr. D’s story on our 1st DaVinci experience together for their trade magazine and the article will touch on some life issues, like the tornado we lived through back in 2000.

This mag is distributed among the Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeons and touts the technologies available at the hospital and the surgeons themselves.

I’m scheduled to go back to the hospital on the 25th for pictures and am waiting to proof read the article that was written. The publication would be out somewhere late July or in August.

I’ve asked if I could have copies of the magazines to give to my friends and they said they would accommodate me on this.

I’m not sure of how many to order or how many I would receive, so I was wondering if I could get an early “Head Count” on who might be interested in receiving one of these?

Right now, I’m just looking for a count – and later (after surgery) you could send me a PM with your address, so I could mail you one, if you were interested in having one.

My feelings won't be hurt if you are not interested and don't want this post to make you feel like you are obligated one iota. Just trying to test the waters and get a head count so that I can order them.

I want to do my part and help out the hospital – maybe they will give me a discount on the surgery and future scans, LOL:)


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George and I would very much like a copy of this. Please put us on your list. Thanks. I will pm you our address when you say to. Also, if there is any cost involved just let us know.


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Hi Craig,

This is very exciting! If you're able to get them, I'd love a copy. I just sent you a pm w/ my address.
Take care and have a good day!!


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Wow, your stardom continues. I would love a copy if possible.

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Hey Craig!
I can't find the one year anniversary post. I wanted to re read it while I'm not working and have more time.....Where am I not seeing it???

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I would very much like to receive a copy. Thank you so much.


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want a copy. Would you please be sure and autograph it for me??? So proud of you for the exposure you are getting for the procedure.
Best always,

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Sure, I would like a copy! And an autograph, too, please ;)


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Hi Craig,

Wow you are turning into a Rockstar, you deserve some recognition after all you have been through. I would also like a copy if you can. When the time comes pm me so I can get my address to you. I would also be more than happy to pay for postage. Just an idea here, do you have a PayPal account? I would be more than happy to donate some extra $$ to help cover postage for those who are tight on money, so they to can get a copy and you don't have to bear the cost of postage. I'm sure others would help to.


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You sir, are a man of honor and character:)

I don't have a PayPal account, never wanted to tie it to my bank account.

We can take a look at your generous offer though - let's see how many folks are interested and we can see what we're looking at. We could figure something out.

I'm definitely going to have to buy some mailers to put the magazine in, as well as postage but again we'll see what the consensus is among our members.

I hate to put people out, you know I like to give and not take.

I know there are many people here I would love to send this too - but we need to hear from them.

I thank you, Don, for your kindness - when the rubber hits the road, I can always count on great support from all of you.

You made my night!

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Hey Craig,

I am sorry, I thought of the postage $ after I posted. I am happy to pay for postage (I'll even send it in US currency!)

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Hi Sue

It's titled: June 9th, 2009 – The Day My Life Changed – “Year ONE on the Board”

On the first page about 11 posts down.

And thanks for giving it another reading - I know how it is when you're at work - my stuff is never quick, LOL:)

Best to you - can I count you in for a copy of the mag? Think about it and let me know:)


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I would very much like to have a copy too.

Thank you!

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...To Count Me Right In There!!! XOXOXOXOX

~Chicky :)

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I would love to have a copy.

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I would like 2 copies if possible...one for me personally and one to give the Cancer Center at my local hospital. Having them autographed would be a big bonus!

I too would be glad to help with the costs for the mailers, postage etc.

PM me when you get a handle on projected costs...will be glad to send contribution ahead so you don't have the up front costs.

Bunches and bunches of positive thoughts and good wishes for fantastic outcome on this next procedure.


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Hi Craig,

I am one of your biggest fans! Yes, please include me and let me know the postage amount, etc. Thanks for offering to us.


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Hey, Craig.

I would LOVE a copy. Of course, I would also love to have it signed by the very famous and wonderful YOU.


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This would be awesome to receive. You have been such an inspiration to all of us and to see it in print would be just a positive possibility for all. Please put me on your list. You should have my address from the wonderful CD you sent me at Christmas but if you have don't have it anymore please PM me. Craig, you have given all of us so much hope for the future by what you have elected to do as a first time DaVinci patient in TX and another one coming up. So very proud of you.


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Count me in! I sure hope the count doesn't get too high! Or you can direct us to where we can get our own copies!

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that is great. please count me in also.


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Yours is such an inspirational story. I can't wait to see the article. Be sure to let us know what the postage is.

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I want a copy too. Hope you are doing okay Craig.


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Hi Craig! I would be very interested in getting a copy. If you find that you can't get one to all of us, just let me know if i can order a copy of it myself somehow.

I'm very curious about the DaVinci espcially since i never hear mention of it in the cancer centers around here. it must still be very experimental.

Congratulations on getting the word out again about our plight! I personally know you inspire!


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Moved up so folks can see if they are interested.

Fight for my love
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Sorry,I just saw this post.I sure want a copy.Thank you.

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You bet I am interested. let me know if there is a cost and will get you that address.
Thanks for sharing that with us. Great job you are doing and you are such a great individual.


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would love to have a copy.. will send $$ for shipping. Or let me know where I can order copy.. thanks for all you have done for us.. Elizabeth

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You KNOW I want a copy my friend!!!


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New here, but would like to have a copy for info. Want to pay, let us know how. Your posts are inspiring..Pat

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I'd love to have a copy.

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You bet I want a copy! it will look great next the book you are writing!

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Today is photo shoot day at the hospital for the DaVinci article with me and Dr. D.

The Foundation President just contacted me and told me that we might be on the COVER of the magazine - what????

It's leaning that way, but I won't get my hopes too high:)

That would really be something - I've got more "home pics" I have to take this w/end to go with the ones I've sent in and the ones they are taking. It should look really nice as they do a nice job.

Just thought I'd let you know - kind of cool. And I proofed the article to be released and asked them if they would add SEMI;COLONS as the support group that I am with. So, we may make it in print again as well.


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Thanks for making us stars, Craig! *smiles* Can't wait to read the article.


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Love to have one. Will send $ for shipping.

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Hey Craig,

Sounds like things are progressing well. I'm so happy you are getting the word out. I have added "CANCER SUCKS" to my signature on a VW website that I frequent. I was really happy when a member sent me a PM asking questions. I answered them and then started a post about Colon cancer. Got good response from it, so I feel really good about it. I have you to thank for making me think about what could I do to help get the word out.

It was a really small step that worked. I don't want to be a in your face zealot type. My feelings when people are that way, is, okay what are you selling or what's your agenda. I like the soft sell, get them to come to you. But everybody is different. On a side note let me know when you want to get the ball rolling on what we talked about in the PM.


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Photo shoots are alot of work - I asked the photographer if he was any good with Photoshop, LOL:) I told him to take pics of my good side, but we could not find one:)

I'll have the last of the home pics taken this week and sent over for their selections. I had a shot at the Cover of the magazine - but it looks like I'm in competition with FRANKIE VALLI - so you can guess who's going on the cover - I'll probably draw the short straw, but hey he's a legend and I'm just one in "my own mind" LOL:)

Article and pictures will be going to publication for their process and the magazine will probably be available toward the end of July or August 2010. I should be sitting up by then and can start to work on this, getting the copies out to those who have requested one.

We look like we have a rough count of about 30 so far - these are a limited series of copies that go out to the Foundation members and the cardiovascular and thoracic community, so she said we could order additional copies - I can just let her know how many extra to add on to her original order.

So, it looks like we better find out right now if there are any more takers, so I can give her some advanced warning about how many to order.

30 and counting...

So anyone who wants one, please let me know, so I can finalize the count and go ahead and get them ordered in advance.

Don has graciously offered to help me get copies to folks who are cash strapped - I'm not the one who offers to give you something and then charges for it - I had planned to handle it and then Don offered his help and it was so generous of him to do so - he and I will be able to make this happen for you, if you want to have one.

So, all is going well so far and as planned - article has been written and approved - pics taken with Dr. D today - some personal pics offered and the rest this w/end - then we wait for the publication to come out towards Summer's end - I'll begin working on them after that and asking for addresses, so shipping can begin.

Good ol' Dr. D - was good to see him today - we get along so well - he says I'm still "thick." I told him to use one of the long DaVinci blades to cut me up, LOL:)

He's gonna' hurt me real bad, but I still love him - there is a sense of comfort that he does care about me and we've developed a nice bond - we almost went to lunch today, but he had a meeting and I had to get back to work - took a rain check.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how the layout all comes together - and who knows, maybe I'll beat ol' Frankie Valli to the cover after all - we know not to bet against me, right?

I'm the oddsbeater:)


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I would like one as well. I always enjoy reading your posts.

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Hi do you remember me I'am Sonjia,Sheri22 lil sis I would like a copy for me and her ,I will need your addy again so that I can send you some money. How much?? Thank-You Sonjia

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Thanks for giving all of us a voice. Great job!!

Yes.. I want a copy too

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Count me in

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Me too......I will also pay postage. How big is the magazine? I can scan and email it to others, if it's not too big??

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I would like one too !!



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to request a copy. Been having some computer issues lately so haven't been on this site for awhile.

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First, you can't imagine how much your post about David meant to me. And to David. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. You are so kind and you have enough on your own plate. But you do make a difference. I love that you have bonded with your surgeon. That is how we feel to about David's When you get to know them as people, you respect them even more.

I would love a copy of the magazine if it isn't too late. Or a copy of just the article would be second best. Let me know when you find out the cost and we will be happy to send the money.

Your surgery is coming up real soon and we want only the best for our fellow Texan and Golden Daddy! We will keep in touch!

Hugs and Healing,

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It's never too late for you, dear Priscilla:)

Or you either, Sandy L:)

I've got you both down for a real copy of the magazine.

Tell David he's got to hang around - we have to meet you both, and Bailey too.

I've come to know you in such a short time and know David through you. I hope to meet the Man, the Legend one day very soon. From your description, he sounds like my kind of guy.

You've always been so sweet to me and your offer for play dates with Harley and seeing you in San Antonio meant very much to me.

I'm glad I was able to be of some comfort to you - means alot coming from you and David. All of us should get a free pass in life from here on with what we've all been through.

Thanks for checking in - I'll be gathering addresses when I am able to breathe again and will start sending out the magazine in late August, when the mag comes out of print.

Give me a T for Texas!

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Count me in for one Craig!!

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Heh there.. I haven't been on here much, but I have been following your story. YOu are so amazing to me. I will never forget the words of encouragment you gave me. I rewad about you starting a book and got a few laughs at the ideas posted by people for the book. Hang in there Craig. If anyone can keep fighting this nasty illness, you can.. Petrina

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