[opendtv] Re: Merry Christmas

Glad to hear the good news!

Happy holidays!

TTFN,
Mark


-----Original Message-----
>From: Bob Miller <robmxa@xxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Dec 25, 2006 12:29 PM
>To: opendtv <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [opendtv] Merry Christmas
>
>This was a special Christmas for me. Hope it was for all of you.
>
>Just before Thanksgiving I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Had a
>great Thanksgiving having told no one.
>
>Had laparoscopic surgery on December 15th and they removed a foot of
>me. Left the hospital on the 21st with no sign of cancer in 15 lymph
>nodes that were also removed. Took the subway home.
>
>Had a great Christmas. No physical or food limitations other than to
>avoid fiber for 6 weeks.
>
>Back on topic two things I noticed. On the fifth day in the hospital,
>the day of release, after a few days of extremely intense nausea etc.
>(possibly opium withdrawal), resist the pain button they provide-take
>the pain,  I came around to find that the Monet poster that I had been
>examining in detail 24/7 for the previous four days had changed.
>
>I could see much more detail, the colors were far more vibrant, it was
>a different painting. Same when I left the hospital. Everything was in
>technicolor and I could smell each car's exhaust on the street. At
>first I thought that the car I smelled just had a bad fuel setting but
>then I noticed that I could smell each one as it passed in front of me
>at an intersection or idling at the curb. I could smell everything
>amplified.
>
>And food!! Because of the various test I was on a clear liquid, liquid
>or no food of any kind diet since just after Thanksgiving except for a
>few days and this was true up to only an hour before my release. I
>could not even have water for four of the five days in the hospital.
>
>So it is a special Christmas.
>
>Get your regular checkup. They seem to know what they are doing these days.
>
>Bob Miller
> 
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