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Good news today

Postby Hoo » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Hi everyone,

Some of you know that I had a brain tumor removed this past spring and have been on cancer treatment ever since. Today was the second big checkup and it was clean. There was no sign of the tumor or any new growth. I'll remain on cancer treatment for many months, with major checkups every three months, because that is the treatment that seems to work best. So it looks like the treatment is working well.

Hoo, who may have time to finish reading the Suttas after all :)

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Re: Good news today

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:41 pm

Great News!
Keep reading... :reading:

:anjali:
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Postby Viscid » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:44 pm

Hoo wrote:Hi everyone,

Some of you know that I had a brain tumor removed this past spring and have been on cancer treatment ever since. Today was the second big checkup and it was clean. There was no sign of the tumor or any new growth. I'll remain on cancer treatment for many months, with major checkups every three months, because that is the treatment that seems to work best. So it looks like the treatment is working well.

Hoo, who may have time to finish reading the Suttas after all :)


Wow, awesome news. I don't even want to imagine the distress you've gone through. Glad you're recovering!
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Postby Ben » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:00 am

Congratulations, Hoo!
Great news indeed!
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Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:36 am

Great news! :smile:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Postby Paññāsikhara » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:55 am

Hoo wrote:Hi everyone,

Some of you know that I had a brain tumor removed this past spring and have been on cancer treatment ever since. Today was the second big checkup and it was clean. There was no sign of the tumor or any new growth. I'll remain on cancer treatment for many months, with major checkups every three months, because that is the treatment that seems to work best. So it looks like the treatment is working well.

Hoo, who may have time to finish reading the Suttas after all :)


Wow! Actually, I didn't know about the brain tumor issue, but this is wonderful news! :group:
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Postby alan » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:59 am

Didn't know either, but share your happiness at this wonderful development!

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Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:54 am

:group: :woohoo: :clap:
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Postby cooran » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:25 am

Wonderful and marvellous news Hoo! :clap:

May you be free of mental and physical pain,
May you have happiness and the Causes of happiness.

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Re: Good news today

Postby bodom » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:57 am

Great news Hoo! Congratulations! Much Metta to you and yours!

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Re: Good news today

Postby Vepacitta » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:26 pm

So happy to hear you've gotten the all-clear Hoo!

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Re: Good news today

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:32 pm

Hoo wrote:Hi everyone,

Some of you know that I had a brain tumor removed this past spring and have been on cancer treatment ever since. Today was the second big checkup and it was clean. There was no sign of the tumor or any new growth. I'll remain on cancer treatment for many months, with major checkups every three months, because that is the treatment that seems to work best. So it looks like the treatment is working well.

Hoo, who may have time to finish reading the Suttas after all :)
Good on you.
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Re: Good news today

Postby Hoo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:20 pm

Thanks, evereyone, for your kind words and wishes.

It's interesting to note that there was no "self" visble in the MRI or any of the other tests. But there was clearly a brain there, which pretty well shot what the wife says from time to time :)

Hoo

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Re: Good news today

Postby BlackBird » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:37 pm

Hey Hoo

Really good news, hope the treatment continues well and you get the green light man!

metta
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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:46 pm

Hoo,

We've never met but I'm happy for you. May you live a long life and taste the fruits of the deathless!
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Re: Good news today

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:08 am

Congratulations on being well and on reading the suttas!

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Postby SDC » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:53 am

Great news, Hoo. So good to hear! :twothumbsup:

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Re: Good news today

Postby Ytrog » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:24 pm

Great news :clap:
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