Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!

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Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!

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Hiya folks. I'm still kickin'. Got into the 3d printer craze and been making tiny starship miniatures by the truck load. :D Argosy Command, which was part of the Domesday Book years ago, got a make over...upgrade...and official ship mini's as well as will be coming out in an official Kickstarter this summer sometime. COVID sort of messed with getting any game group together to play (I'm not really fond of online play...too impersonal for my comfort zone) so not a lot of C&C going here and been too busy to really sit down to write or map things.

On the health side of things; I had to have emergency surgery for a peri-rectal abscess at the end of March this year, which lead to two colonoscopies, (the first one having failed cauterizations and I ended up in the ER bleeding out almost 3 pints), which lead to the discovery of a ping pong ball sized tumor at the end of my small intestine. CT scan showed additional masses in my left lung and one or two other spots in my abdomen...so I get to go get nuked til I glow for a special scan in a couple weeks to make sure of what is cancer and what isn't. Then the knife happy sots in the hospital plan to play. So yeah...a cure disease would definitely be better than doing a holiday turkey imitation (being all carved up for those not getting the reference). ;) Not been given a black card (yet) but Murphy has been making a right royal pain in the arse of himself the last few years.

Laters! :ugeek:
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Glad you are still kicking after the whacky 2020... Ugh on the colon issues, I good reminder to all of us post 50 dudes 0<-----camera tube----

-Mike

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As a Cleric of Zagyg . . . I call upon the following powers, dwoemers, spells and other magicks of the great game of Dungeons & Dragons ~ cast a heal of disease on YOU!

These items, thoughts, people, and other fab stuff will create the magical healing necessary:

OD&D ‘74
BD&D boxed set Holmes ’78 – my first DM game
C&C white box set 2004
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TLG forums
Gary Gygax
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Googleplex excellent contributions to these forums!!! All excellente!
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And so much more, that I can’t recall at the moment.

Old time forum members (sorry Google, most of them are long gone), please recall and contribute any great memories of our friend Gooleplex.

I cast the spell and hope that you will be healthy and well again.

All the best,

Tadhg (Rhu) !
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Hey, sad to hear you've had such severe issues but good to know the mend may be back, even if you're not an item... we'll just rewrite the spell.

Or maybe you need to get onto making more Excel generators. Yeah. That. Do it.

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Sorry to hear that, man. Prayers and good JuJu
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Happy Birthday! -Mike

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Three CT scans later: Relatively good news. Only three spots of cancer; the primary mass at the end of my small intestine, a smaller mass at a lymph node adjacent, and a small mass in my upper left lung. All operable with a 90% prognosis of full recovery. Just waiting to for a surgery date. Then it'll be trying to figure out how to pay for it all while essentially being unemployed. One step forward, five back with an Ogre's club to the face. (wry chuckle)
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Well, glad to hear that the spots can be removed. That's good news.

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UPDATE: First surgery done; two abdominal tumors removed along with a bit of my small intestine. Doc said all went really well; no signs of further spread there; and am now home recovering. Almost no pain unless moving or sitting up. Dressing off tomorrow (sun the 14th) and staples come out on the 25th. Lung surgery is likely to happen in Oct or Nov and hopefully will be the last of this mess.
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Good to hear, Go0gleplex. Positive vibes your way and a big F-U to cancer.
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Great news GP!

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Go0gleplex wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:03 pm
UPDATE: First surgery done; two abdominal tumors removed along with a bit of my small intestine. Doc said all went really well; no signs of further spread there; and am now home recovering. Almost no pain unless moving or sitting up. Dressing off tomorrow (sun the 14th) and staples come out on the 25th. Lung surgery is likely to happen in Oct or Nov and hopefully will be the last of this mess.
Great news! Healing prayers for you.

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Glad to hear this good news!
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I am very happy to hear this.
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Update: I'm healing up really well. If not for the visible evidence I'd be hard pressed to believe I was opened up like a Christmas goose. lol Down side though; the pathology came back positive on the lymph nodes taken out along with the tumor one. So it is confirmed stage IV cancer and I'm likely looking at a round or three of chemo after the last tumor is removed just to be sure to kill the stupid stuff. Still have a 90% positive long term prognosis which is good. Now to roll that 20 for the lottery win so I can pay all the doctors and crap. lol ;)
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I'll throw one up to the big guy in the sky for ya, GP.

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Okay...heading into the endgame with this cancer thing finally. Lung tumor surgery is happening on the 20th Oct. Only about 10% from the upper bit to be removed. Once that tumor is gone, all done. No chemo necessary according to my oncologist unless the blood work and such come up nasty. Just periodic checks for the next decade will be it. So by Turkey Day I should be recovered and made all my check rolls successfully. ;)
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Great news, GP!

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Hey folks! Final surgery done and no more cancer (for now); other than the pea-sized lung tumor, the pathology on the lymph nodes that were removed round the tumor came back as negative. No chemo in the future either at present. Thanks for the well wishes from those that gave them. Apparently I possess the skill "Pain Reduction". Both the gut and lung surgeries are not pleasant and both docs and nurses were kinda shocked when I responded 'annoying' when asked for a pain level...and refused any pain killers stronger than the occasional Tylenol. lol I DID make sure the robot used in the surgery was NOT part of the Skynet Club beforehand as well...I mean...that could be a real problem after all. ;) LOL
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Go0gleplex wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Hey folks! Final surgery done and no more cancer <snip>
Outstanding news! Happy for you, Go0gleplex!
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Great news, GP!

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Glad to hear you are on the mend. Continued prayers for you.

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Wonderful. Here's hoping for full remission!

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