[opendtv] Re: Merry Christmas

  • From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 10:42:57 -0800

Merry Christmas to you, Bob and I hope you have many more.

John Willkie

> -----Original Message-----
> From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Bob Miller
> Sent: Monday, December 25, 2006 10:30 AM
> To: opendtv
> 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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