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 > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.