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Well,i have not been on this site for a long time,i expect a few things have changed,unfotunately a few things have changed here,first i had to sell my beloved trike,owing to the cancer treatment,i now have bouts of cramp in both hands and also my legs,so the trike was sold back to Sid at Baron Trikes.I have also had other setbacks which i will not go into now.I seem to have lost all interest in doing anything at all now,and i feelwill not be on this earth for much longer,sorry this is so morbid but had to tell some one how i feel,well at least one of the best sites on the web is still going.
 

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Triker, sorry to hear the news, but allow me the honor to be the first to say welcome back.

You and your family will be in my prayers.
 

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Welcome back, friend, and sorry to hear about your troubles......

None of us are really here on earth long, and the trick, I believe, is to wring every tiny bit of joy and happiness we can out of every single tick of the clock......

Have you discussed your depressive feelings with your doctor? Might it be the result of whatever cancer treatment you're taking......

Please post often.... we want to hear from you.
 

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Well Triker it is good to see you back, and I am very sorry to hear of your bout with cancer....Our Prayers are with you.....

Claude....
 

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You are very welcome back triker123to this Big Family of Cowboys/Gals :coollep: I'm very sorryto learn of all your bad news :(Please God things will improve for you :clapper:I will keep you in my prayers every day :([/align]
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I don't want this to sound preachy or condescending or anything of the sort. It's just a story that I will relate.

A very good friend of mine, who I had worked with and travelled all over the world with, was diagnosed with lung cancer. Having worked in asbestos mines for a year as a teenager, and having been a smoker almost all his life, this really shouldn't have been a huge surprise.

In any case, he had a positive outlook. He was going to go through the treatment, beat it, and get on with his life. He had a wife and three kids to take care of, after all! He was a positive guy, full of energy, and had no doubt he would get through this, just like all the other adversities he had faced in life.

The doctors decided that the course of treatment would be to surgically remove part of one lung that was cancerous, and to follow that up with chemotherapy. However, when they opened him up, they found that the cancer had spread much further than they had expected. They ended up removing almost all of one lung, and part of the other. They started him on chemotherapy immediately. They told him that he needed to get his affairs in order, and told him he might have six months at the most.

The chemo broke him. After almost six weeks of chemo, he was horribly depressed. He lost almost 40 lbs (and he was thin to begin with). He looked like a walking skeleton. He was in constant pain from the surgery, constantly on morphine, and horribly ill from the chemo. I visited him, and he looked close to death. He shook my hand and I saw tears in his eyes. I knew this was going to be the last time I ever saw my friend.

Two weeks later, I got a phone call. It was his number, and I knew it was the call I was dreading. To my surprise - it was my friend on the line. He sounded happy! He invited me out to lunch. When I got to his house, I couldn't believe it. He not only was alive, he looked happy and well - still thin, but well.

Over lunch, he told me this: the doctors had told him that he might have six months to live, with the chemo therapy. He decided that if he had six months to live, he was not going to live it miserable, depressed, throwing up and sick from constantly injecting poison into his body. He was going to live his last days happy, spending time with his family. His outlook had changed. He had made peace with his nearing destiny, and decided to go out happy, instead of miserable. He was going to live for as long as he possibly could, with his family and friends.

Six months came and went. He was still in some pain, but he was still alive and doing well. Every time I talked to him, he told me of his plans for the future, planning a new business venture. He was living life. A year passed. He went on a vacation with his wife to his beloved Jamaica. Another six months. And another. He played golf incessantly.

It's now been four and a half years since he quit his chemo, since the doctors told him he had six months to live. The cancer is spreading relentlessly. It's now in a lot of his organs, and also in his brain, and it's affecting his personality - he is having bouts of schizophrenic episodes. But in between, he's still the happy, positive guy I've always known. He has no illusion about his impending death, he knows it's going to come soon. But he's going down fighting, and will spend every minute he has, doing things he loves, with the people he loves.

I'm not trying to say kick your doctors to the curb and stop your treatment. What I AM saying is that your attitude and outlook has an incredible effect on your body, in its ability to fight off disease. You can sit depressed, waiting to die, or you can do what you need to do in order to pull yourself from that depression (and that may include the assistance of your doctors), and spend every moment you have on this earth enjoying yourself and the lives of those you love.
 

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Just because I don't recall you it doesn't mean you're a stranger.

Come on in, have a seat an relax. Sorry to hear the bad news
 

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Hi Redwing,thanks for your reply,as for my forum name i believe it was just triker,but i have now added the 123,Redwing i have read the many good wishes of RICHARDRWG---COUSINJACK----REDBARON---GSMCLEAN and may i pass on my thanks to all of you for giving me a much needed boost,there are times when this cursed complaint really gets to me,on the occasions when i am out and i see a biker go by it is reallyheart breaking that i can no longer do this,times when i am down i think back to the days when i rode my Goldwing for hours and did may be 100 miles on aday trip,sorrycramp in my hands will talk again soon triker Fred
 

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:waving:Hello and Welcome back Triker123 . I am happy you have come back around for a visit . You have more prayers . May the Lord ease your burdin . Please continue to visit when you can . No worry about not having a bike . The feeling is in your heart yet , the longing to ride is there . Thats something we can all understand and share .
 

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Hi Redwing,thanks for your reply,as for my forum name i believe it was just triker,but i have now added the 123

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[align=center]Now triker123 we even got wingnut away from his busy work of giving out 'MANA' to members :3sum:to welcome you back again :clapper:[/align]
 

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Welcome BACKto this Great Site! Hope you hang around and life turns around for you!



Ride Safe, Ray


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Welcome back, Triker! We'll say some special prayers for you. We're close to God out here in Colorado.

I suspect that you'll value each day more than most of us. That's the name of the game. Hang tuf, and keep your head up.
 

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Welcome back triker!
 

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Hey Triker! I'm a triker,too. I am proud to say we have posted back and forth when I first brought the thing home and joined the forum. Keep it going my friend. I have some issues that limit my abilities quite a bit, and I understand pain. I'm with you in spirit. I will promise you God will not give you more than you can handle. Gather comfort from us, your friends in cyberspace,all over this planet. God Bless you. Jim (jimsjinx)
 

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Welcome Aboard!:waving:
 

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Hey! Welcome Back!!! :waving: from Hamburg, NY
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Welcome back Fred, glad it was in your heart to post again. Once a rider you are always a rider. Once you join this site you became one of us. The first time I rode was on an old Harley delivery trike or 3 wheeler asI think it was referred to. Had to have been about 1947 or 48 when I was ten. We took that thingrabbit hunting in cow pastures and fields you wouldn't believe.Found out the hard wayit wasn't much of a mud wagon.Prayers and good wishes to you and your family from Waco Tx. Day or night there usally is afriend just a keystroke away. :waving:Keno
 
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