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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1060 on: February 23, 2015, 04:27:30 AM »
I fear the worst . . . .

Standing in line for Bayreuth tickets?!  :o

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« Reply #1061 on: February 23, 2015, 05:03:32 AM »
He was doing a month long Wagner marathon (Sony box). No wonder he needs a break!!!!   ;) ;) ;)
Alternatively, he is still listening to Lohengrin!   :P


I fear the worst . . . .

Did no one dial 9-11?!  ;)

I do recall spending long, long afternoons listening to e.g. Goetterdaemmerung with the score: both the Solti and the von Karajan performances.  And yet, here I am, healthy and happy!   ;)
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« Reply #1062 on: February 23, 2015, 05:36:06 AM »
Excellent!
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« Reply #1063 on: February 24, 2015, 06:05:20 AM »
I exchanged notes with Z7. He's fine, not suffering from either Elgar or Wagner overload, but has other claims on his time.

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« Reply #1064 on: February 24, 2015, 06:09:21 AM »
Relieved to hear it is nothing so dire as over-Wagnerization!
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« Reply #1065 on: March 15, 2015, 08:54:01 AM »
Hello,

Not that anyone missed me, but I have returned after about a 5 month layoff.  I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September, 2014, which significantly curtailed my activity in many things, forum posting included. I began having problems mid-July, which culminated in a biopsy in early September. By the time of the actual diagnosis two weeks later, I was prepared for the worst.  Strange as it may sound, I actually felt relieved in finally knowing where I stood. The month or so leading up to the diagnosis (not knowing) was awful. 

Anyway, I underwent surgery on December 1, (a radical prostatectomy), and having been recovering since.  The entire process was rougher than I expected, but I'm progressing slowly but steadily. I returned to work after a 5 week layoff, but could have easily taken more time.  Unfortunately, disability insurance SUCKS, and I have a family to support. The biggest challenge has been to regain my stamina.

On Tuesday March 17,  I go for my first 3 month follow-up, and I'm being cautiously confident.

Yours truly,

NJ Joe
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« Reply #1066 on: March 15, 2015, 10:25:21 AM »
Hello,

Not that anyone missed me, but I have returned after about a 5 month layoff.  I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September, 2014, which significantly curtailed my activity in many things, forum posting included. I began having problems mid-July, which culminated in a biopsy in early September. By the time of the actual diagnosis two weeks later, I was prepared for the worst.  Strange as it may sound, I actually felt relieved in finally knowing where I stood. The month or so leading up to the diagnosis (not knowing) was awful. 

Anyway, I underwent surgery on December 1, (a radical prostatectomy), and having been recovering since.  The entire process was rougher than I expected, but I'm progressing slowly but steadily. I returned to work after a 5 week layoff, but could have easily taken more time.  Unfortunately, disability insurance SUCKS, and I have a family to support. The biggest challenge has been to regain my stamina.

On Tuesday March 17,  I go for my first 3 month follow-up, and I'm being cautiously confident.

Yours truly,

NJ Joe
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1067 on: March 15, 2015, 10:28:33 AM »
Best wishes, Joe. I know several people who have had this condition to deal with, with varying degrees of success in recovery. I'm hoping you will be one of the success stories, we need more of those.

Music helps to maintain a good attitude, which is crucial to your efforts. Hope you have time to relax and listen now and then...

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1068 on: March 15, 2015, 10:32:13 AM »

Anyway, I underwent surgery on December 1, (a radical prostatectomy), and having been recovering since... 

Ouch!  As part of your therapy, the complete symphonies of Anton Bruckner are prescribed!   ;)

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1069 on: March 15, 2015, 11:01:19 AM »
Good luck with the cancer, Joe.

Ouch!  As part of your therapy, the complete symphonies of Anton Bruckner are prescribed!   ;)
An aesthetic anaesthetic?
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« Reply #1070 on: March 15, 2015, 11:54:49 AM »

An aesthetic anaesthetic?

An aesthetic energetic!   0:)
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« Reply #1071 on: March 15, 2015, 12:04:00 PM »
Good luck to you and thanks for being so candid.

Thank you and you're welcome! It's therapeutic for me to talk about it, now that the surgery's done. 

It was very difficult to talk about in the time leading up to the surgery.
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« Reply #1072 on: March 15, 2015, 12:11:18 PM »
Best wishes, Joe. I know several people who have had this condition to deal with, with varying degrees of success in recovery. I'm hoping you will be one of the success stories, we need more of those.

Music helps to maintain a good attitude, which is crucial to your efforts. Hope you have time to relax and listen now and then...

Regards,
GB 8)

Thank you, sir.  I totally agree with you.  A positive attitude is essential, and music helps in a way that is beyond description. My doc says my prognosis is excellent. Let's hope he's right!
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« Reply #1073 on: March 15, 2015, 12:13:16 PM »
Ouch!  As part of your therapy, the complete symphonies of Anton Bruckner are prescribed!   ;)

Yes, thank you!  I'm on it!
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« Reply #1074 on: March 15, 2015, 12:14:12 PM »
Good luck with the cancer, Joe.
An aesthetic anaesthetic?

Thank you!
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #1075 on: March 15, 2015, 02:37:31 PM »
Hello,

Not that anyone missed me, but I have returned after about a 5 month layoff.  I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September, 2014, which significantly curtailed my activity in many things, forum posting included. I began having problems mid-July, which culminated in a biopsy in early September. By the time of the actual diagnosis two weeks later, I was prepared for the worst.  Strange as it may sound, I actually felt relieved in finally knowing where I stood. The month or so leading up to the diagnosis (not knowing) was awful. 

Anyway, I underwent surgery on December 1, (a radical prostatectomy), and having been recovering since.  The entire process was rougher than I expected, but I'm progressing slowly but steadily. I returned to work after a 5 week layoff, but could have easily taken more time.  Unfortunately, disability insurance SUCKS, and I have a family to support. The biggest challenge has been to regain my stamina.

On Tuesday March 17,  I go for my first 3 month follow-up, and I'm being cautiously confident.

Yours truly,

NJ Joe

I'm terribly sorry to learn of this, Joe. I hope for a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself.
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« Reply #1076 on: March 15, 2015, 03:56:34 PM »
I'm terribly sorry to learn of this, Joe. I hope for a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself.

Thank you MI, much appreciated!
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« Reply #1077 on: March 15, 2015, 04:54:12 PM »
Thank you and you're welcome! It's therapeutic for me to talk about it, now that the surgery's done. 

It was very difficult to talk about in the time leading up to the surgery.

The same thing happened with me.  I didn't want to talk to anyone about it.  Just wanted to concentrate on getting myself into the right frame of mind - be strong and beat it.  All is fine now, and I hope the same for you.

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« Reply #1078 on: March 15, 2015, 05:50:06 PM »
The same thing happened with me.  I didn't want to talk to anyone about it.  Just wanted to concentrate on getting myself into the right frame of mind - be strong and beat it.  All is fine now, and I hope the same for you.

Thank you Sammy, glad to hear all is fine with you!
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« Reply #1079 on: April 25, 2015, 01:11:00 PM »
Phrygian, a lady from Australia, seems to have disappeared.

I have written to her by e-mail now and then, since she joined: right now she is in Vienna.  Recent e-mails have returned, as if her account is gone.  The account here also seems to be defunct.

Sad: we need more women here, especially for Snyppr0:)
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