Health and Hobby update....

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Guitarmageddon, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. pookie613

    pookie613 Strat-O-Master

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    Yep, I can see that. Frankly, I shouldn't care however civilization perishes, because I won't be here. But I've enjoyed giving away guitars to friends. I'd like to leave a healthy inheritance for my sister-in-law and my niece, because that's what my wife would have wanted. I still love her, I grieve for her daily, and want to honor her.

    We deal with life in our own ways...

    BTW: That's SRV's actual guitar at a SRV exhibition at the Bob Bullock Museum, Austin, TX in 2017.
     
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  2. FireFunkRevival

    FireFunkRevival Strat-O-Master

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    Praying for peace for you and your family!
     
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  3. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    Pulling for you Ryan!!!
    Wish you the best and sending prayers
     
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  4. lammie200

    lammie200 Senior Stratmaster

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    If you all like Hot Wheels you should check out 3dbotmaker’s YouTube channel for the races they put together if you haven’t already. Guaranteed to put a must needed smile on yer face. It has for me.
     
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  5. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    So sorry to hear your news Ryan.

    Good to know you have got some more hobbies to occupy your mind.

    I'm sure you'll be one of the 8%. :thumb:
     
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  6. StratMike10

    StratMike10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Hang in there man. May you squirrel through those odds, and stretch that good 1 year you’re hoping for well past that 8-12%
     
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  7. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Just remember, the doctors that told you it's 100% terminal are not God. I really despise when they speak, what I consider curses over patients like that.

    Please listen to me! You do not have to accept their diagnoses.

    My song writing partner and I were cutting an album back in 2008, he had some signs that were brushed off by his doc as hemorrhoids. Kept having the symptoms almost a year later.

    As soon as he got his vocal parts completed he went to a different doctor. They ran the tests, told him he had stage 4, terminal cancer that started as colon cancer and metastasized to his liver and some of his lymph glands, and a small spot on one of his lungs.

    They told him that in August of 2008, he had maybe until February to live if he was lucky and started massive chemo treatments.

    He strongly refused their diagnosis. He refused to believe his life was over.

    He moved to his sister's down by Houston so he could be near M.D. Anderson Hospital. It was a grueling 2 1/2 year fight with several surgery's. It got very sketchy several times but I, like himself, NEVER believed he would not beat it.

    Fast forward to today, he has been completely cancer free for right about a decade or so. Has a new wonderful life, new occupation, new house, and incredible life. Completely healed and thriving.

    He also went back to his Doctor in Dallas to prove to him that he was not God. I loved that part, you would have to know "Bobby" to fully understand how great that little visit went.

    I sincerely hope that you have not given up to the statistics.

    I believe in miracles. I have seen miracles.

    Fight Ryan!
     
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  8. jackietreehorn

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    Hang in there man. I’m really happy to hear you’re doing what makes you happy
     
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  9. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    I'm truly sorry about you prognosis Ryan. Make sure to make the most of your time. Over here, we're nearing season finale of "Lego Masters".
     
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  10. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist El Salado Guitartist Silver Member

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    Hi Ryan, very sorry for your news. At this point, I can only imagine all the things going through your head & all the emotions that must be hitting all at once. Personally, I have little experience with terminal illnesses since most of my family (as a bunch of rednecks) cause their own demise (a little humor for ya), so I have little in the way of advice except to say, stay positive. A strong mental state seems to be the ticket to enjoying out lives no matter how long we have.
    Wishing you all the best and all the time you need to enjoy everything.
    Cheers Friend.
     
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  11. Jimbo99

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    Yep, we all have different situations. I lost both parents & their dog, Mom went 1st in Jan 2013. the dog was 2nd in order Jan 2018 & Dad passed away in Feb 2018. They were 21 days apart. Dad was able to be there for Mom, but I had to be care giver for Dad & dog for the final 2 years of their lives. I don't regret that for a moment. I did stick around for a year afterwards, helping family in the aftermath. But I also saw how petty that gets with siblings. The last 2+years, still close enough to visit the cemetery. Rest of the family has since relocated, I'm the only one that goes back each year. Where they are, their final rightsized retirement home. It's actually quite nice there and there are times I envy them for not having endured the bull**** that this world has evolved into. I shoveled dirt for all 3 of them. I almost even look forward to joining them on the other side, no more taxes, bills and anything else we cling too on this side that ultimately become a burden to maintain. I always said if I could cut the deal to distribute my remaining time bank for all to coincide for a grand exodus, I would've made that deal already. In a way, being caregiver prepared me for my own demise. In my situation it's not depression or anything, it's just knowing that this side is a finite end for all of us. The other side has to be better than this.
     
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  12. bmikultyak

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    May God bless you. I'm sorry to hear about your condition. I collected Hot Wheels and Matchbox but they're not as good anymore. I used to detail model trains but the small cars were cheaper so I butchered/combined many to create "customs". I still have boxes of older ones in their packages and they may be worth something someday. Here's a Matchbox VW bus with many extras (hand bent header, Lighter "valve" Shocks with springs and hand painted details after airbrushing the body. Sorry, I'm not talking Strat guys . . . got carried away.

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  13. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry to hear. I hope you're around for a long time.
     
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  14. StratSounds

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    We’re all rooting for you man! My dad made it 10 more good years after a dire cancer prognosis. Pulling for you man...our resident Stratoclopedia.
     
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    I hope you beat the odds. I have known someone who did. I hope you do too. Just keep hanging in there and staying as positive as you can. New advances in medicine come along all the time, you never know. I hate it when things happen to good people that don't deserve it, and from what I can tell from your comments here, you are a good person. If you set up a GoFundMe for anything you need, I'd like to contribute to it.
     
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  16. Jason D

    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

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    Keep your head up. I have a friend who has battled cancer for almost 15 years. She has been told twice that she had one year left. Both times she kept fighting and following her doctors orders , and both times she went into remission and lasted another 5 years. Then last year she was told the cancer spread to other organs. Once again, she fought tough and that crap went into remission. She is currently doing extremely well other than the chemotherapy damaged her hearing severely.

    Like I said, keep your head up. Keep punching. A prognosis like that is always a guess. You are one of my favorite people on this site, and I can’t count the number of things I have learned from the responses and posts you’ve made in here. Thank you.

    Get well. Without you, scammers will take over and rip everyone off!
     
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    N3135X New Member!

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    Hi Ryan, without reading pages and pages back, what type of cancer do you have? There is no cure for my advanced prostate cancer - stage 4
     
  18. Guitarmageddon

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    Lego update.....and I've been feeling MUCH better the last 2-3 days.....

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  19. Guitarmageddon

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  20. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Glad to hear you are having a string of good days. That is just practice for a great weekend. :thumb:
     
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