Sweet 16 today, 75 years young last week

icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member

some observations and a few thoughts:

NED X 16
NBD X 16 
Each of the 5 grandchildren has become 16 years older. No new ones.
The 18 year old girl I met on the beach (Icewoman) will be 74 next monthl.
The survivor rates for each Stage of RCC have increased over the last 16 years.
Ice Tongs are no longer used for RCC Surgery. Ice picks are no longer used for RCC biopsies.
I am so old DiVinci himself did my surgery.
As a result of partsheimers I do not remember any pain from the surgery or recovery.
Good looking ladies write me for advice. Some questions I cannot answer such as whether a nephrectomy is more painful than a hysterectomy.
Cancer used to be a scary word. That was before I. fought back and beat it.
My Medicare expires in 25 years when I turn 100. 
Stay away from restaurants serving kidney pie.

May each member of the club be a survivor for not just 16 years, but for many years beyond that

 Onr third of my peers have already checked out.

To the best of health for all





  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 725 Member
    Love your post icemantoo.

    Love your post icemantoo. Glad you’ve done so well. I turned 77 yesterday.

  • Max57
    Max57 Member Posts: 175 Member

    Congratulations and life free of any disease

  • CRashster
    CRashster Member Posts: 241

    my friend, are a rock.

  • CarlosRosado
    CarlosRosado Member Posts: 88 Member
    edited August 2018 #5


  • Retcenturion
    Retcenturion Member Posts: 240
    Your words are always welcomed

    Congratulations Iceman. You were the first to talk me off the ledge and welcome me to this community and have done so for so many of us. May you have many more happy, and healthy years in chilly Florida!

  • Hoss79
    Hoss79 Member Posts: 78
    Awesome!!! You give us
    Awesome!!! You give us younger people on this board hope. Thank you for those words.
  • Steph85
    Steph85 Member Posts: 166
    I love this! Thank you for

    I love this! Thank you for every advice you give,  all the positive karma you send and jokes you've made. You are an inspiration. You were the first person to answer my very first post. You did the same with a lot of folks on here. Thank you!! 



  • lobbyist0724
    lobbyist0724 Member Posts: 484 Member
    Happy belated birthday young

    Happy belated birthday young man ;) Time flies, it is almost two years after meeting you here and thank you again for being the first person to ease my anxiety at that point!

    Wish you a lot more healthy and happy years to come!


  • BoondockSaint
    BoondockSaint Member Posts: 242
    Happy birthday Iceman!!

    Happy birthday Iceman!!

  • Oneshot
    Oneshot Member Posts: 153
    Happy belated Birthday

    Wishing you and yours the best Iceman. Hope you enjoyed the birthday!

  • Wehavenotimeatall
    Wehavenotimeatall Member Posts: 488 Member

    not only do beautiful women write to you  you are also an Rock God to everyone on here

    12 months ago when my consultant told me my 4.4cm chromophobe tumour was gone I asked him was I going to be ok

    yes he said 

     I told him I needed 15 years like ICEMAN

    he said he could  but

    i did get a strange look I will be honest

    sometimes I still catch him looking at me and I know he is dying to say ”who is Iceman”

    when he does   I have my answer

    he is an Legend .. that’s who... a legend 

    truly love you big guy



  • Manufred
    Manufred Member Posts: 241
    Measuring progress by our own experience

    One of the joys of aging - especially when one has had to confront the very real possibility of not aging much further

    Personally I look forward to seeing a continuation of the rapid advances they are making against cancer.

    I hope you will have the opportunity to see many more changes too, Icey.

    Happy Birthday and stay NED,


  • stub1969
    stub1969 Member Posts: 954 Member
    A young 75

    Keep it up--we could use you for another 75:)


  • foroughsh
    foroughsh Member Posts: 779
    Congratulations Iceman

    Congratulations Iceman

    And thanks for being so supportive to each and every member of the board


  • Supersum
    Supersum Member Posts: 109
    Cheers Iceman

    Cheers to you Iceman, keep on truckin' 

  • Gtngbtr58 @aol.com
    Gtngbtr58 @aol.com Member Posts: 206
    Birthday wishes

    For you-hope they all come true!!!  Continued good health-June

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    Congrats and a very happy

    Congrats and a very happy belated birthday. You're such a support to everyone on this board. Thank you for that.

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    Congratulations, Iceman!

    Here's to a wonderful sweet 16, and to the next round of sweet 16! Keep the ice for the cocktails! (especially now that you no longer live in the north!)

    Cheers to you, my friend!



  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member
    WOW good for you iceman! Did

    WOW good for you iceman! Did you celebrate?

    Yes, we have seen others on here come and go, and go...

    YOU my dear man were the first to greet me back nearly 5 years ago.

    Sending you loving hugs!


  • Angiebby75
    Angiebby75 Member Posts: 208
    Congratulations, Happly

    Congratulations, Happly Belated Birthday