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1 Posted 20/04/2019 at 19:44:28
2 Posted 20/04/2019 at 19:50:40
3 Posted 20/04/2019 at 21:17:04
4 Posted 20/04/2019 at 21:19:19
5 Posted 20/04/2019 at 21:34:22
6 Posted 20/04/2019 at 21:38:22
7 Posted 20/04/2019 at 21:57:21
8 Posted 20/04/2019 at 22:10:58
You must know, being from Kirkby, the biggest Evetonian of all?
I'll give you a clue: He's been bearded since he was born...
9 Posted 20/04/2019 at 22:52:06
All my best wishes to you and your friends/family.
10 Posted 21/04/2019 at 01:24:36
11 Posted 21/04/2019 at 06:46:22
If nothing else I now know I'm not alone.
12 Posted 21/04/2019 at 07:48:20
Alan J, you're definitely not alone. Several other ToffeeWebbers, among them Brian Williams and myself, join you as cancer survivors. And I feel the same gut punch when I hear of someone who wasn't as fortunate.
I remember a TW article years ago by a gent named Michael Brien, who announced that he'd undergone a colonoscopy after Kevin Sheedy, my all-time favorite Blue, went public with his bowel cancer. Michael's exam turned up a similar cancer, and he impishly named the tumor Suarez after our then-most-hated-RS. I posted a response suggesting that we refer to the access point for the colonoscopy as the Suarez Canal.
I don't recall Michael Brien posting on TW after that, and I don't know what happened to him. But he popped into my mind once or twice during my own two subsequent cancer battles, and again tonight. I hope he made it.
13 Posted 21/04/2019 at 07:50:47
14 Posted 21/04/2019 at 10:18:38
I believe that shows we are human, and it is natural to have emotions, if I may quote a few lines of one of my favourite poems:
T'is a chequerboard of knights and days,
While destiny with men for pieces plays,
While hither and thither moves, then mates and slays
Then one by one, back in the closet lays.
Strange is it not of the myriads who,
Before us, passed the door of darkness through,
None have returned to tell us of that road,
Which to discover, we must travel too.
For in and out, above below,
T'is nothing but a magic shadow picture show,
Played around a box whose candle is the sun,
Round which we phantom figures, come and go!
15 Posted 23/04/2019 at 10:56:30
16 Posted 24/04/2019 at 07:55:11
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