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 Post subject: New beginnings.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:21 am 
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Today is the start of many new things for me. I did Finish my new tt bike project and will post up soon in the tt thread.

As some of you may know I was diagnosed with stage 3 throat cancer back in October of last year. 7 weeks of chemotherapy and 35 radiation treatments. Last week I had my three month post treatment PET scan. No cancer detected in my body. Reason enough to celebrate.

Today is also my 60th birthday. So I sit here enjoying some French roast coffee waiting for day break so I can ride a 60 miler, will probably just make it a metric century to make it an honest birthday ride, to celebrate life.

What I have learned from this experience is that nothing in life is more important than people and faith. The second thing is to keep embracing our bike riding addiction since according to my doctors my level of fitness allowed me to get thru this pretty easy compared to most, it was not easy. Plus it also allowed me to recover much faster than the average person once again according to my doctors.

Celebrate life and health. Ride your bicycle every opportunity you have.

Juan

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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
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Juan, congratulations on all counts. Happy birthday and great news to be cancer free. Enjoy your day and of course your time on the bike :up:

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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
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Many happy returns and congratulations on the all clear. My father is terminally ill with 7 brain tumours after an ongoing battle with both lung and then colon cancer so I understand your sentiments about the people around you and faith in whatever form it takes for you. Seeing what this terrible disease can do to an otherwise very fit and healthy human being is truely shocking.
Congrats again and enjoy all your rides all the more from now on.


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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:03 pm 
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Congratulations Juan! My father was diagnosed with cancer when he was 60. It took him when he was 62. That's far to short of a life.

I hope you never stop finding new beginnings. Happy Birthday.


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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:05 pm 
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Congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:10 pm 
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Inspirational. Good to hear your test results are positive and enjoy the 60 on 60.

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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
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Congratulations and many more Birthdays and miles to come !

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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:55 pm 
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Man oh man oh man, this post just made my morning.

Congrats, that is wonderful to read.

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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
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What they all said!


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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
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Congratulations on all counts! Hope you have a great ride, enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
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Good for you! Enjoy your life.


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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
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A good news day, enjoy it and best wishes!


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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:31 pm 
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Chapeau Sir, congratulations on both fronts - Happy Birthday! :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
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All the best mate. You've been on here a long time, so i'm looking forward to many more years from you.


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 Post subject: Re: New beginnings.
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Very good news. Enjoy. Inspirational.

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