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Offline Littlefeather

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"Pop's" could use some support
« on: September 23, 2007, 07:01:00 AM »
Well Gang, it's been a long and difficult last 6 months. During the hunting season for 7Th Age Bowhunting my Dad(GK or Pop's) was obviously having some difficulty during meals swallowing. Heck, were tough guys so shrugged it off as some simple aging pain like we all get in time. It seemed to get worse and finally hit the summit around the time of Texas Sweat. Dad said he see the doctor as we traveled home from Texas Sweat. The visit came and went. Test, tests and more tests. Then came the results that rocked the family. Cancer!

I can't begin to tell you how powerful that word is.....


Yea, there comes a long silence after being rocked by the word.

Well, he been through the ringer the last few months. You wouldn't know it by his posts here at the Pow-wow or his phone calls or his emails. He obviously hasn't wanted to make a fuss over it all.

Dad went for pre-op meetings Thursday and Friday. Scary stuff hearing each and every detail about something very invasive. Good news is that they've reduced his surgery time to 6-8 hours. I guess you now know the severity of this procedure.

Scared? You have no idea! I'm sure Dad has some reservations too.(That is a joke BTW)

This has all been kinda under wraps. I figured if he didn't tell everyone then I wasn't either. Now is kinda different though. There are only a couple of days till surgery and I'm sure a little support would sure help to ease the mind and help the nerves.

Hang in there Pop! Your family and friends loves you and were here!!!!! You'll be well by T-Sweat. Guess you'll be the special guest this year instead of hired help. CK

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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2007, 07:09:00 AM »
Heck as tough as you Texas boys are Curtis your Dad will whip this no problem. Gary Take care Brother and get well soon. I'll be pullin for ya here in Illinois. My Dad beat the big C and so will you!
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2007, 07:13:00 AM »
Keep your chin up Gary. You gonna whip this and will be back to your not so old self pretty quick.
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2007, 07:16:00 AM »
You are in my thoughts.

My mom died of cancer last year.  She was diagnosed a year prior and underwent surgery which nearly killed her.  She decided that rather than do that again and knowing the cancer would kill her if she didn't, she elected to live out her remaining months as best as she knew how.

She was great until the last couple months prior to her death.  That lady could have given tough lessons to my SWAT Team officers...
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007, 07:28:00 AM »
Gary and Curtis, to me you represent the best of Texas. Fast recovery from surgery Gary.

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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2007, 07:35:00 AM »
I'll pray for you Gary, you can whip this, Keep your chin up. I work with a guy that is beating it, attitude makes a huge differance.
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007, 07:37:00 AM »
prayers from PA WILL HELP
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007, 07:42:00 AM »
Keep your chin up POP my father law whipped this stuff about 3.5 years ago.  Since then he became a Grandpop 2X, retired, started shooting a bow and took a cross country trip (4 months) in his RV.  Good things are yet to come.  Joe
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007, 07:49:00 AM »
Prayers from Ohio, Curtis, for you to be able to help him in any way you can, and especially for Gary to be comforted that he's in good hands.
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007, 07:52:00 AM »
more prayers sent from Ohio...from what I've read here, he's got what it takes to beat it!
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2007, 08:04:00 AM »
My prayers and thoughts are with you pops < heal fast :0)
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2007, 08:10:00 AM »
Whether you come to Trad Gang to share, or escape what life throws at you, Gary, one thing is a constant: we are here to listen and help you in any way we can. Bring us your troubles! We are strong enough to take it and lift you up and through it.

Come here to escape if you want to also, we know that you need some downtime and normal conversation about the little things that make up Life. Thirteen-plus-thousand of us out here, one of us has got to be someone you'd like to talk to, or just make you smile on a gray day.

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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2007, 08:26:00 AM »
Gary,  I know you can beat this.  Keep rested and let time heal you up.  Lookin' forward to wetting a line and the lips (little Tecate never hurt!) with you real soon.  Best of luck and a few prayers my Friend...Doc
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2007, 08:29:00 AM »
Gary, we are all pulling for you. And know it will all work out. I expect you will back up and running full bore. By the time Texas Sweat 08 rolls around. So ya do as Larry says Get'er dun, I'm coming back, and this is the best I can do at the moment for a big old hug.
 

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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2007, 08:41:00 AM »
prayers sent from NY  :pray:

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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2007, 08:46:00 AM »
Hang tough Gary. We're all praying for you.

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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2007, 09:12:00 AM »
Gary, get well soon!  Looking forward to seeing both of you at the Sweat.
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2007, 09:27:00 AM »
Curtis,Im 68 and had cancer over two years ago and had Chemo treatment.I had a rare muscle disease which only let me shoot up to a 47# longbow. I could not swallow at meals because of this and after the treatment I am great.I killed two big Texas bucks last year(10 and 8 pointers) and I shoot my bow every day. I was in bed most of the time for three months,but I got to read all the Archery books and Magizines I wanted.Tell your Dad I will see him at the Horne Hunt # 2 in West Texas on Jan 25 or whichever day it is and we will hunt some hogs and jav.'s together.My cancer was rectal lymphoma. My wife always though I was the perfect AH. untill this! Let me know if I can help. Ken
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2007, 09:28:00 AM »
Pop Keller, Curtis and I have talked about you a couple times in the last few months..and I've always sent my best for you...here goes again bud....

All the best for a very successful surgery,and speedy,full recovery......you will be in my thoughts and prayers
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Re: "Pop's" could use some support
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2007, 09:29:00 AM »
Got you a package coming in the mail....

Be thinking about ya.
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