My Health

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Dave Flinn, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2000
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    0
    Please excuse the mass mailing; but this is the best way for me to get the news out. I also apologize to those of you who may receive more than one copy, as I have posted it to some lists.

    First, a bit of background, as some of you may not know. Last Thursday, December 12, I entered Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca to have a mass removed from my colon, which had been discoverd in a routine colonoscopy a week earlier. The operation was successful, but I needed a stay in the hospital to recover.

    Yesterday, Tuesday December 17, I received the pathologists report which said that no evidence of cancer was found in the lymph nodes, and the mass had not penetrated the colon wall. All good news, and perhaps the best word we could have received for Christmas. Today, I came home and am now back on line. I am still recovering, of course, and will be taking things easy for a while; but it surely will be a good Christmas in the Flinn household.

    My thanks to all who sent email and cards,before, during and after my surgery. Someday, I may get the chance to thank you individually; but rest assured that all your contributions were greatly appreciated; and, I am sure, contributed to the success of the whole project. For now, thank you, thank you, thank you; and a Merry Christmas to all.
  2. billk

    billk Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2001
    Messages:
    1,192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wonderful news, Dave. Get well soon and best wishes for the holidays.
  3. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,288
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, excellent news Dave. Good to have you back.

    ********************

    rockislandmike
    Who never squares pi, but often multiplies it by a couple of radii.
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Messages:
    4,763
    Likes Received:
    0
    hip hip HOORAY! hip hip HOORAY hip hip HOOOOORAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!!!!

    Welcome back and best wihes for Christmas to you and family!
  5. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dave, I can't think of a better Christmas present for you than you being told of your surgery success and that there is nothing untoward wrong!

    I wish you and your's a very happy and memorable Christmas.

    I guess you won't be able to partake of a wee drop o' the good stuff for a while, so I'll drink it for you ... Cheers :) :D :D :D

    Errol
  6. Chessie

    Chessie Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    HI Dave it is good news to here that it all worked out for you.
    Cancer has visited my family 3 times in the past 4 years, some turned out good others did not buit one thing I lerned through it all is you are not alone.

    Best wishes for the holidays;) ;) ;)
    Mike.
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great News Dave!!!!!!!!!

    Like I always say: Doesn't it make you feel great - that someone you've never met cares about you??? :D :D :D

    MeRRRRRRRy ChRRRRRRistmas!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

    ~~Mikey
  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's so good to hear from you Dave! :cool:
    And it's so good to hear that the news is good!
    Not only great Holiday news for you & your family, but also for all of us here at The Gauge!
    Merry Chrismas Dave, & the very best of New Years to you & yours!
    God Bless!
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2001
    Messages:
    4,500
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great to hear things went so well, and hoping they continue to go even better!!!!!! Hope you are up to full speed soon, Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)
  10. Partsman

    Partsman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2000
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's great news, Dave ! Congratulations !

    That's the kind of Christmas present that makes all the other gifts look a little puny.

    Have the best Christmas ever !
  11. absnut

    absnut Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    0
    That is truly wonderful news, Dave!

    And a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Dick
  12. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    549
    Likes Received:
    0
    Terrific.
    All our wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Bill S
  13. acshrpe

    acshrpe Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2002
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great news Dave. An who said the best presents have to be in the biggest box with the best wraping:) What a wonderful Christmas present. Good Luck and best wishes for the next year.
  14. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2001
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Dave and All;

    I have been out of pocket for several days so Dave beat me to bringing everyone up to date on his situation. Had them up to speed Dave up through your surgery, but not the good news on your pathology reports.

    Have a Merry Christmas.

    Bob
  15. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2000
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Dave, thats real good news I am pleased for you, get well soon.
    Shamus[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  16. farmer ron

    farmer ron Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    Excellent news, what a relief for you and your family,
    Our family here would like to wish you a speedy recovery, and a joyous and safe Christmas and all the very best for not only this New Year but many in the future. Ron & family
  17. Ben H

    Ben H Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Your good news is the kind we all hope will come on the eve of special holidays.

    Good luck to you on your recover, but it seems that in the luck department you are doing alright -

    Always pleased to learn about the wins in circumstances like this.

    Best of the holidays to you and yours.
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    The best news that could be had. What a relief it must be Dave.
    Glad to see you back on-line
  19. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    2,593
    Likes Received:
    0
    Glad to hear the great news, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Gary
  20. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    562
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Dave,
    Grrrreat News!
    Have a Happy and Merry Christmas!
    Marty