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Theresa Meyer 12-11-2008 06:52 AM

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[quote=Brad Thompson;467793]My mom survived cancer - still kicking after 20+ years (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.) She went to M.D. Anderson....

It is a rough battle. As they hooked up the chemo to her aortic catheter, my mom said, "TAKE THAT, YOU G#@ D@#N CANCER CELLS!!!" That was the attitude she maintained throughout the process. After she was released as a patient, her Dr. said, "You had a 2% chance for survival of over 2 years past diagnosis."

I'll give Bob a nod next workout![/quote]


Great story! That's very encouraging...and thanks for thinking of my dad.

Joe Venuti 12-11-2008 07:32 AM

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Theresa,
your dad's name found it's way on to my hand for this mornings 'Nasty Girls' WoD.

My wife is one treatment away from finishing her second course of chemo and it's going really well. I think cleaning up her diet and 9+ hours of sleep have helped her a lot this round compared to the last time when she didn't really change her habits.

All the to you and your dad.

Theresa Meyer 12-11-2008 07:39 AM

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[quote=Joe Venuti;467890]Theresa,
your dad's name found it's way on to my hand for this mornings 'Nasty Girls' WoD.

My wife is one treatment away from finishing her second course of chemo and it's going really well. I think cleaning up her diet and 9+ hours of sleep have helped her a lot this round compared to the last time when she didn't really change her habits.

All the to you and your dad.[/quote]

Thanks, Joe. I'm not sure my dad will understand this form of support, but I sure do. Blessings to your wife...what's her name?

Brad Thompson 12-11-2008 07:49 AM

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[QUOTE=Theresa Meyer;467895]Thanks, Joe. I'm not sure my dad will understand this form of support, but I sure do. Blessings to your wife...what's her name?[/QUOTE]

Not to be blasphemous or anything, but I think of it as a sort of physical prayer/meditation. I can't explain it but I know what I feel, and it feels like prayer.

Joe Venuti 12-11-2008 08:29 AM

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[QUOTE=Theresa Meyer;467895]Thanks, Joe. I'm not sure my dad will understand this form of support, but I sure do. Blessings to your wife...what's her name?[/QUOTE]

Her name is Bev (Beverley) and thank you very much.

Theresa Meyer 12-11-2008 09:34 AM

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[quote=Brad Thompson;467909]Not to be blasphemous or anything, but I think of it as a sort of physical prayer/meditation. I can't explain it but I know what I feel, and it feels like prayer.[/quote]

I just told my mom about this, and she started to cry. I don't think what you said is blasphemous at all.

Jill Zimmerman 12-12-2008 05:42 AM

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[QUOTE=Theresa Meyer;468007]I just told my mom about this, and she started to cry. I don't think what you said is blasphemous at all.[/QUOTE]

I am not a religious person. Lightening woud be involved if I set foot in a church but I have great respect for people who talk the talk and walk the walk. My mother in law was religious and the most wonderful person ever. She battled non Hodgkin's lymphoma for 6 years. She lasted one year longer than expected. One of the things that keep her alive I firmly believe is the prayer circle at her church.
Writing a name on your hand is the perfect alternative for people like me. Would I assume it will "work" ? absolutely no doubt in my mind the positive energy will help the sick.

I have dedicated the next few months of my life to train to do a triathlon in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. I know times are tough but if everybody that read this shot me your coffee/fast food/snack money for a couple months (see my fund raising page for an explanation of this) - I'd be successful. I am not doing so well with the fund raising right now but it will work out in the end.
And to the Crossfitters that have given me money many thanks. I don't want one more kid to lose their grandparent too soon like mine did...

And to those of you that are sick or whose loved ones are sick - their/your names are on my hand everytime I work out.


[url]http://pages.teamintraining.org/va/anttry09/jzimmer42n[/url] wfs

Every donation no matter how small is appreciated.
Happy holidays, Jill

Brad Thompson 12-14-2008 05:00 PM

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Theresa and Joe.

I[URL="http://shoalsfit.blogspot.com/2008/12/121408.html"] ran 5k for Bob and Bev[/URL](WFS) today. I know from watching my mom go through the battle with cancer the tough roads you face/have faced. Keep humor - it helped my mom.

Theresa Meyer 12-15-2008 12:59 PM

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We found out he cancer hasn't spread, the doctor can shrink it and remove it, and he said that he could actually be cured. He had his first treatment last week and is fatigued and dizzy at times, but all things considered, I think he's doing remarkably well. I will take him to his first radiation treatment tomorrow.

Thanks to all for the support and light.

Brad Thompson 12-15-2008 01:23 PM

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That's great news Theresa!

Stay up!

Joe Venuti 12-15-2008 01:29 PM

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Awesome news Theresa!

Brad, Bev says 'thanks' for the thoughts and the 5k.

Jill Zimmerman 12-15-2008 09:14 PM

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[QUOTE=Theresa Meyer;471410]We found out he cancer hasn't spread, the doctor can shrink it and remove it, and he said that he could actually be cured. He had his first treatment last week and is fatigued and dizzy at times, but all things considered, I think he's doing remarkably well. I will take him to his first radiation treatment tomorrow.

Thanks to all for the support and light.[/QUOTE]

I am so glad you are taking him, it will mean the world to him and to you to be able to help him. Congratulations it is good news.

Theresa Meyer 12-16-2008 04:21 PM

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Yeah, we're having some good times together so far.

Emily Maisannes 12-19-2008 02:14 PM

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My sister, Deirdre, is struggling with health issues and I would appreciate anyone who wanted to dedicate a workout to her. It is so hard to watch someone you love so much suffer. It is going to be a tough holiday season for her and her husband.

Joe Venuti 12-20-2008 06:57 PM

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Deirdre's name found a spot on my hand for today's WoD.

Emily Maisannes 12-20-2008 08:43 PM

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[QUOTE=Joe Venuti;475745]Deirdre's name found a spot on my hand for today's WoD.[/QUOTE]

Thank you so much.

Brad Thompson 12-22-2008 08:33 PM

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I'll do one for her. Will let you know.

Barry Cooper 12-23-2008 11:45 AM

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I like this idea on several levels, but would like to make a suggestion. How about the requests go on this thread, then everyone who does it PM's the person to let them know? If we are going to commit to this long term--as seems to be the intent in placing this thread in a permanent place of honor--then it will get very long, and finding the names will take a while.

This is really quite similar to the prayer requests made every week at my church. Again, I like it on several levels, and I think it's a useful thing to do regardless of one's metaphysical beliefs.

I'll write Deirdre on my hand today.

Emily Maisannes 12-23-2008 07:26 PM

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Many thanks to both.

Emily Maisannes 01-07-2009 11:50 AM

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Please keep Linda in your thoughts. She is having spinal surgery today.

Joe Venuti 01-08-2009 08:39 AM

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Emily, I hope all went well yesterday.

I'll make a spot for Linda on my hand today.

Some good news here, Bev's latest and greatest scan showed the liver tumor to be smaller. The peritoneal nodule was also smaller, which indicates this course chemo has been effective. She is now on a [I]holiday[/I] from the chemo, hopefully for a long time!

Brad Thompson 01-08-2009 11:52 AM

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A former student of mine from Marion Military Institute sent me the following message:

"I had a really bad accident while conducting a parachute jump with the German Special Forces Kommando's down in southern Bavaria. It was a night time combat equipment jump and we were misdropped into the trees. I drifted into the woods where my parachute got hung up in the trees and then the tree limbs broke and I plummetted 85 feet. Luckily, the ground broke my fall. However, not before I ended up shattering my right foot, fractured my pelvis, my coxib, and my back. I also did significant nerve damage affecting feeling and muscle control in my waist area to include my bladder and bowel function. That really sucks. But things continue to get better and I'm just lucky I'm alive really. 85 feet seems to be a pretty long way to fall especially having all that equipment attached to me when I hit the ground. I'm positive that things will get better and that I will make a good recovery. It will just be an uphill battle and very difficult. But I'm up for the challenge."

He is learning to walk again. I asked him if it'd be ok to do this and he said it would be awesome. He also said he'd join me in a workout soon. I told him I'd kick his a$$!!! :evilsmile Keep him in mind - his name is Joe and he has the heart of a lion.

Emily Maisannes 01-13-2009 10:54 AM

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I have a litany of things that have all hit since the weekend:

Jon, who is just about one of the kindest souls I have had the pleasure of meeting, and I have been friends since 2002. We had some professional interactions, but really, we have just been good friends. He was one of the people whose shoulder caught many, many tears during my divorce in 2003. He has always been there for me. He had a cardiac incident over the holidays. It was touch and go for several weeks, but today I received the horrible news that it appears he will not be recovering. His digestive tract has already shut down. His brain shows no signs of activity. His body is basically saying his time is done. The doctors are predicting he has somewhere between hours and days left. I am really at a loss. He was too young for this. His wife, Lori, and their two children are working through this the best they can, as well. Please keep Jon and his family in your thoughts and prayers. We all need a miracle for this one.

I was talking to my mother and found that my Uncle Tomas and Aunt Vivianne's family has been struck by tragedy all in the same week. My Aunt Vivianne caught that horrible stomach virus that has been going around and wound up in the hospital several times this past week for dehydration. Thankfully, it was while she was home, my Uncle Tomas suffered a fall and was taken to the ER where they discovered several infections he had been battling. He is still in the hospital. My cousin, Gabriella, was struck by a van as a pedestrian and sustained serious injuries to her leg. And finally, my cousin, Tomas, who received a kidney transplant from Gabby several years ago, went to the hospital with fluid in his chest and they're trying to determine his renal function. This all happened in the span of a week. Please keep their entire family in your thoughts and prayers. At the time they should be there for each other, they have all been struck down. My mother is doing her best.

Calin E Brierley 01-15-2009 09:03 PM

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hey guys i hope you can think, of me and the 4 guys from SA who are going to RTC and the BCT or BUD/S after that.

Robert Olajos 01-20-2009 05:10 PM

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I've been following this thread, pleased and honoured to see it grow, but I have not posted here (or anywhere) in awhile. I thought I'd share a photo from yesterday's deadlifts (it's true, what they say, that deadlifting is good for the soul):

[IMG]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mm7gTGALuk8/SXZef2NVFqI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/OwX70yOlfo0/s1600-h/DSC00417.JPG[/IMG]

The last four names should be familiar to you, but the first name, Patricia, is a woman from Nashville who, like me, is in remission from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She's a cancer survivor. I've never met her, but she follows[URL="http://neverfeltbetter.blogspot.com"] my blog[/URL].YOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE. If you were to write her name on your hand for your next workout, that would be wonderful.

One more name.... (Damn, there's always one more name!) Tim is a friend who just started chemotherapy. Please write Tim and Patricia's names on your hands, and send them some good healing vibes.

Robert Olajos 01-20-2009 05:50 PM

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I can't seem to get the photo to show up in the post. You can see it on my blog, [URL="http://neverfeltbetter.blogspot.com"]http://neverfeltbetter.blogspot.com [COLOR=Red]YOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.[/COLOR]
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Andrew Bueno 01-20-2009 09:40 PM

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what an amazing idea. cheers.

Robert Olajos 01-21-2009 05:14 PM

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Sorry Lynne, it's been awhile. It's WFS.

Robert Olajos 02-17-2009 05:07 AM

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Last year my friend Jodie dedicated her Ride to Conquer Cancer to me. This year, I'm doing the Ride and Jodie is cheering on from the sidelines.

Jodie's father-in-law, Rick, is battling colon cancer. Please write Rick's name on your hand, and send him some good vibes in your next workout.

Also, I am fundraising for this year's Ride. My goal is $7500. Will you consider making a donation? You can do so by clicking on the link in my signature. If you would like me to write someone's name on my hand for the Ride, just let me know.

Thank you.

Brad Thompson 03-22-2009 04:54 PM

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[QUOTE=Brad Thompson;488177]A former student of mine from Marion Military Institute sent me the following message:

"I had a really bad accident while conducting a parachute jump with the German Special Forces Kommando's down in southern Bavaria. It was a night time combat equipment jump and we were misdropped into the trees. I drifted into the woods where my parachute got hung up in the trees and then the tree limbs broke and I plummetted 85 feet. Luckily, the ground broke my fall. However, not before I ended up shattering my right foot, fractured my pelvis, my coxib, and my back. I also did significant nerve damage affecting feeling and muscle control in my waist area to include my bladder and bowel function. That really sucks. But things continue to get better and I'm just lucky I'm alive really. 85 feet seems to be a pretty long way to fall especially having all that equipment attached to me when I hit the ground. I'm positive that things will get better and that I will make a good recovery. It will just be an uphill battle and very difficult. But I'm up for the challenge."

He is learning to walk again. I asked him if it'd be ok to do this and he said it would be awesome. He also said he'd join me in a workout soon. I told him I'd kick his a$$!!! :evilsmile Keep him in mind - his name is Joe and he has the heart of a lion.[/QUOTE]

MAJ Joe Claburn was in a feature story on ABC this morning and should be re-aired this week. Here it is - [URL="http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7143416"]http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7143416[/URL](WFS)

Veronica Carpenter 03-22-2009 10:14 PM

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4 fallen LEO's:

[URL]http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/21/BA8H16L3BI.DTL[/URL][B][COLOR=Red]YOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.[/COLOR][/B]

Please pray for officers Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35. And also Officer John Hege, 41, who passed away early this sunday morning.

Rene Forestier 04-14-2009 10:21 AM

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Inspiring thread...good work all.

Now, Robert, you really need to do something about that avatar...wow.

Emily Maisannes 04-24-2009 08:03 PM

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Thanks to those who kept my uncle Tomas in their thoughts. He lost the battle this evening. Please continue to keep my aunt Vivianne and my mother Ines in your thoughts during your workouts. All of us need some strenght during this time of grief.

Barry Cooper 05-01-2009 09:24 AM

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You all might appreciate this w/fs link, discussing an experiment working to verify remote effects on the nervous system of people to whom healing energy was being directed: [url]http://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307(08)00095-5/abstract[/url]

SE 05-05-2009 09:45 AM

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[QUOTE=Robert Olajos;310258]
I envision this thread as a place where anyone here can come and ask for the healing energy that CFers have to give. You can ask for it for yourself, for someone in your family, or for anyone else you wish. You can tell us the reason why this person needs healing energy, or you can simply tell us the person's name.
[/QUOTE]


Robert,

This is really great and has me fighting back the tears. My mother has had a very challenging life. She is fighting depression, bipolar episodes, hyperthyroidism, eye problems, skin problems, heart failure, hearing loss, etc. etc. Her most recent struggle was a serious ear infection that caused her to lose hearing in her only functioning ear, leaving her deaf for about 3 months.

What strikes me the most about my mother is the fact that she never complains about her life. She's always happy and so very proud of her kids. My mother never asks for help and she is the bravest person I know. I made a website for her where I dedicate some of my athletic accomplishments to her. [url]http://www.geocities.com/runsydrun[/url]

Her name is [B]Pamela[/B] and I would be most honored if anyone were to dedicate your efforts to her by writing her name on your hand. She's an amazing person.

Thanks,
Sydney

Frank Dennis 05-05-2009 10:21 AM

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I've not posted in this thread before, as it's not an appropriate forum for my usual smart-a**edness. However, I think it's a beautiful thing and I'm really glad that you started it, Robert.

I just found out that a good friend of mine, whose name is Shawn, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma... he's going in for his first chemo treatment this Friday, and they'll decide then whether or not to additionally do radiation therapy.

He's 23, bright, kind, and not a little aggressive (which is probably why we're good friends). He's a fighter and we're all extremely positive about his future, but if anyone else wants to add his name to their next WOD, I'd be grateful.

I have a date with a big tractor tire and sledgehammer this evening, and Shawn, Pamela, Rick, and as many others as I can fit on will be there, too...

SE 05-05-2009 12:11 PM

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[QUOTE=Frank Dennis;581847]I've not posted in this thread before, as it's not an appropriate forum for my usual smart-a**edness. However, I think it's a beautiful thing and I'm really glad that you started it, Robert.

I just found out that a good friend of mine, whose name is Shawn, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma... he's going in for his first chemo treatment this Friday, and they'll decide then whether or not to additionally do radiation therapy.

He's 23, bright, kind, and not a little aggressive (which is probably why we're good friends). He's a fighter and we're all extremely positive about his future, but if anyone else wants to add his name to their next WOD, I'd be grateful.

I have a date with a big tractor tire and sledgehammer this evening, and Shawn, Pamela, Rick, and as many others as I can fit on will be there, too...[/QUOTE]


Thanks, Frank. I'll be taking Shawn with me (on my hand) to my WOD on Thursday... hopefully he'll give me some fight in return.

Theresa Meyer 05-16-2009 04:48 PM

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My dad was doing really great with treatment and even gained 30 lbs. while getting chemo and radiation. Let's just say he's an overachiever. Anyway, he had some post-radiation pneumonitis, which appears to be clearing; however, they told him today that it's spread to his brain. They will discuss a new course of treatment with him tomorrow. Please keep him in your prayers. Again...his name is Bob.

Robert Whipple 05-29-2009 10:11 PM

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Hey Folks- I've got a buddy who just had a massive heart attack yesterday. He's stable now, but got a long road to go before he's better. I know he could use all the help he can get. Please include him in your thoughts. His name is Dave.

Thanks!

Emily Maisannes 06-03-2009 04:23 PM

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My friend, Steve, has been diagnosed with Bell's palsy, which is being caused by a tumor in his brain. If anyone is willing to send a bit of positive energy his way, I'd really appreciate it. He is such a great guy and it is really hard to see him being limited by something like this.

A second request is that while I'm not personally friends with him, a motorcycle roadracer, Zsolt, was medevac'd from the races I was cornerworking for weekend before last. It turns out he broke his neck and two vertebrae in his back. As far as I can tell from the updates, he can feel pressure applied to his legs, but cannot move them yet. He is, however, able to move his arms a bit, so that is good. Unfortunately, he does not have medical insurance, so this is going to be more difficult than anticipated for him. He is a strong dude, but needs a lot of help.


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