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3 Weeks Til My Return!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by klawrey, Aug 20, 2014.

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  1. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    3 weeks from right now I'll be back in the city we all love for the first time since my cancer diagnosis and subsequent victory over it. My last trip was last October and I felt lethargic and sick most of it with what I thought was bronchitis. A month later the cough had subsided for the most part but severe shoulder pain set in and I took off for the ER. November 18th my life was flipped upside down with a cancer diagnosis, Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma to be exact. The best doctors and nurses at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit put me through 7 rounds of chemo therapy which I finished March 31st. My first scan post-chemo showed a little activity remaining so the doctor wanted to wait 2 more months and do another scan. On July 23rd, I learned I could start getting my life back! I'm back on the golf course (game is coming back nicely too, right around a 74 average), I head back to finish my last semester of law school in one week, I'm currently working on my bar application, and I think most importantly to me, I am only 3 weeks away from my return to Vegas to celebrate my health and the joys of life with some of my family and my best friends in the world! To everyone going through the battle or anyone that knows someone in the battle, let me be proof that cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence, just merely a speed bump in life! God bless and f**k cancer! :beer:
     
  2. Stephiede1975

    Stephiede1975 Tourist

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    That is so awesome!! Glad you beat it and hope you have a great time!! Good luck and party on!!
     
  3. mescalita

    mescalita Low-Roller

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    whoo hoo! A Vegas trip is the perfect way to celebrate kicking cancer's ass....
     
  4. Camp Rusty

    Camp Rusty Low-Roller

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    WINNING !!!! :beer:
     
  5. kevstf

    kevstf Low-Roller

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    That's absolutely awesome! Hope you have a blast!!
     
  6. Ty

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    Have fun and win big!
     
    Christmas Trip. Sam's Town & MSS
  7. Junkyard Hog

    Junkyard Hog Low-Roller

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    Awesome and good luck!
     
  8. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    Thank you everyone! I cannot wait! Only thing that could make it better would be a Mega Millions win tomorrow :evillaugh
     
  9. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

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    I want to read that trip report when you come back! Live life to the fullest every day. You seem to be doing that, so good for you! Ditto the F-word to the c-word!
     
  10. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

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    That is awesome, man! Congrats to you and enjoy your trip - you deserve it
     
  11. da1chifan

    da1chifan High-Roller

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    That is awesome! So happy for you! Have a great trip!!!!!
     
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