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    Default Like a fat girl in a dodgeball game....

    ...I'm OUT!

    No, I'm not 'leaving the forum', or looking for sympathy or even replies.

    A good friend of mine has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer, and just had a liver biopsy to see if it has spread there also. Chemo treatments will start in the next couple of days. The guy just got the news, and gets real choked up easily and understandibly right now, so I don't have all the details.

    Part of the 'worst case' preparation is going to involve a lot of help on my part, moving a ton of audio items for him. When I say a 'ton', I mean it. This guy makes me look like amateur hour. It won't be give-away stuff, and a lot of it will be high-end gear. I'm happy to look for something you need, and will bring it in under market - but cannot 'give' the stuff away. Like I said, this is preparation for the worst case scenario, to take care of his beloved wife and 13 yr old adopted daughter.

    I'll try to check in from time to time, but if you need to contact me, do so via email or telephone. I'd consider PM's un-reliable at this point.

    Anyone I have a deal going with, or even something in just the discussion stage, it's still 100% valid. Burdette, MadMax, Spastic, Danger, etc. Let's just take it to email / phone at this point. Same goes to anyone wanting to come by, PolkManiac, etc.

    If you are the praying type, just say a word for "Russ' friend", if you can. It would be appreciated.

    Good luck to everyone in their audio (and personal) endeavors. I've had a lot of fun here, and have enjoyed shooting the ****, telling audio lies, and the great transactions I've had with all of you.

    See you on the flip side.

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    Well **** that sucks...

    don't know what to say really...except that sucks and it's pretty $hitty

    We'll keep 'Russ's friend' in our prayers...
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    If you are the praying type, just say a word for "Russ' friend", if you can. It would be appreciated.
    My family and I will Russ. You will be missed here. Take care Russ but more importantly, take care of your friend.
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    My Grandmother died of Pancreatic cancer. Very, very nasty place to get cancer I'm afraid. That's tough luck. Best wishes to your bud.

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    Sorry about the news, Russ. I'll definitely have a word with the man upstairs.

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    Russ,

    Sorry to hear your news. I'm wishing your friend a painless and healthy outcome.

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    On February 24th I lost a great friend to lung cancer, at the memorial for him I was asked to say a few things about him, I didnt rehearse or anything, it was unreal to be able to do something like that. His biggest asset was acceptance, after all the chemo and other drugs didnt help he gave it to the man above, that was a Sunday... on Tuesday at 6:10PM he quit breathing and was removed from pain.
    Russ... I will pray, your friend is in my thoughts as well as his family. Its not a done deal yet so give the meds a chance.

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    Russ,

    Best wishes and prayers for your friend. I hope you're holding up well too.

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    The crew is with you Russ, keep the faith.

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    I hope everything turns out good, My Brother. My prayers for your friend and his family.

    Your a good man Russ. I'll be in touch.
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    Amen my brother.....

    Give me a call when you get the chance.

    My prayers go out.

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    Russ, keep a positive attitude for you and your friend.. and I hope thing things turn out good.

    We'll miss you around the forums.. but your friend needs you now.

    your friend is in our thoughts and prayers.

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    So sorry to hear that Russ. I hope your friend gets better.

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    If you are the praying type, just say a word for "Russ' friend", if you can.
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    You're a good man Russ. I'll put your friend in my prayers.
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    Sorry to hear, in my prayers for sure.

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    Russ,

    Sorry to hear that about your good friend. He is lucky to have someone like you in such a crisis. That is what true friendships are all about. You strike me as an individual who wouldn't even think twice about removing the shirt off your back to help someone out and you have shown that as well here many times.

    Cancer can be beat and my prayers are with your friend as well.

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    Russ,

    Best wishes for your friend. He has my sympathy and prayers. I hope things work out well for him.

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    I said a prayer for your friend, my only prayer this year, so hopefully it will be heard.

    Regards.

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    Russ,
    Best wishes to your friend and to you in your efforts to help him.
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    Wish only the best, you will be missed hope you come and visit.
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    Don't pray much myself, but best of luck to you and your friend. Try to stay upbeat and positive!!!!
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    Originally posted by pjdami


    Cancer can be beat
    Yes it can. Best wishes to your friend.
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    i wish you and your friend the best of luck. im sure many people on this forum will be thinking of you during this tough time
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    Thanks for the support brothas. Thinking positive is the order of the day around here.

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    Sorry to hear this news. Be positive if you can. You have no other options. My best freind at work had this cancer. It's a hard road ahead don't let anyone BS you.

    Just be there as a friend.

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    Default Best of luck

    Russ, never dealt personally with you, but your friend is in my familys thoughts. It is a tough road ahead, and chem sucks....but as it has been said before, CANCER CAN BE BEAT. Stay on the upside.

    Let us know if there is anything that we can do to help...

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    Russ, Both you and your friend will be is in my thoughts. I know the road you will be traveling, It is a tough road ahead, you will fell overwhelmed at times.....Keep the faith, depending on the type of cancer cells, CANCER CAN BE BEAT.

    Let us know if there is anything that we can do to help...moral support or any questions about cancer and Chemo.

    My wife's mom was diagnosed with Cancer early last December. IT had metabolized and moved into the Brain in at least 4 locations when it was determined she had cancer. She was on radiation therapy and chemo, now She is on Chemo indefinitely and chemo will take a lot out of a person. Her cancer is not curable only controllable.
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