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Living large in the hood!

Living large in the hood!

This month I celebrate 15 years alive after diagnosis. It’s been a tough, painful and, sometimes, downright Fricking awful journey. But I’m still here and enjoying life as much as possible these days. Right now I’m just finishing coffee and breakfast and then me and the boys (Gabe and Finn) are off to the river for our daily walk. Gabe on the left.... hills in the background is my view from house and River.

Now, when are we having that beer everyone keeps talking about? I live outside of Santa Fe, NM. Any of you get into town, send me a message and I’ll meet you.

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Whoops- seems only 1 picture can be attached.

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way to go, man! Keep trucking!

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Brian, love Santa Fe in Summer time but brrr., must be chilly at this time no? Congrats on 15 years and, yes coffee and beer, 2 of the pleasures in life that make our efforts to stay around worth it.

jal

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Yepper! Chilly is right. In the teens earlier this am! Gets the blood running tho!

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You're the man. Now show us a photo of you scaling one of those cliffs. Thats where we are having a beer meeting. Congrats and thanks for the inspiration.

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No need to scale, there’s a path up there. Matter of fact, beers have been drunk up there several times! Maybe I’ll do that this weekend and have a nice photo-op! Thank!

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Santa Fe is one of those places that if my husband walked in tonight and suggested we move there, I'd be packed by morning.

I am celebrating you big-time today. Keep it going!

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Well look me up if you ever come for a visit!

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Hi Neighbor,

Congrats on the news. I am about an hour south of you in the lovely East Mountains! Some of my(maybe my husband's too) spa's are up there. I love the Light Vessel Spa. I can get a yummy dinner while he gets a treatment.

I hope Santa Fe is getting more precipitation this winter than we are.. no snow :-(

Keep up the good healing work!

Softwaremom

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Ah, Light Vessel- great food! No snow to speak of here. Hopefully winter arrives sooner than later or it’ll be a tough fire season.

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Congratulations on an incredible journey. And thanks for sharing the amazing photo - what a view! Truly God’s country!

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Great news and may your journey long continue! Your environment looks so therapeutic.

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Go brother! Should I get there I’ll share a beer!

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I’ll hold you to it!

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This is a the kind of news that gives strength to the rest of us fighting. Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing the 25th anniversary photo.

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Beautiful

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Congratulations! This is really wonderful!

Best wishes for 2018! Mel and Paul.

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Congratulations Brian keep up the good work.

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Thanks for the lovely and inspiring post.

Congrats!

Sisira

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I see so many newly diagnosed people posting. They’re scared, confused and thinking WTF? I was 44 when diagnosed and remember the “doe in the headlight” feelings I had. The fear, the questions, the awful “WOW, what Mule just kicked me in the gut” feeling. Hopefully, the post will help those (and maybe even some of you) realize it ain’t over till the fat lady sings! And, until then, we’ve a Life to live and not to waste.

Happy Holidays to all- however you may celebrate!

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Tomorrow I will raise my glass to everyone here! (Had to cut down otherwise I would raise it today!)🍺🍺🍺

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to BrianF505

Looks like a great location for a Starbucks on the other side of the river.

Good Luck and Good Health (and Good Lattes) to you.

j-o-h-n Thursday 12/21/2017 12:13 PM EST

p.s. And a Merry Christmas to you too.

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In addition to the "Congratulations and Jubilation" may be, after enjoying the Christmas, please take time to give us the pathological factors of your PCa such as Gleason Score, Cancer Staging, PSA before treatment, PSA now and briefly the treatment received during the !5 year period. Thanks.

Sisira

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Will do. I’ve been thinking about doing that for some time. It’s quite a book!

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Don't trouble too much about details. A brief account with the salient points would do. We go through many such cases. But each case stands on its own.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Sisira

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I finally did it. A bit verbose, but I just got into the story. :-)

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