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Post #1  Post subject: Shouldn't be
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:53 am 
I smoke ciggs, I shouldn't smoke cigs, been smoking for about 45 years now, smoked a pipe for a few years, and have always enjoyed an occasional cigar. I smoke, I smoke I smoke, and my brother comes down with lung cancer. He's three years older than me, lives in Alabama. He had his third chemo treatment this week. Its advanced, its a bad kind, only 4% make it two years after being diagnosed with this type lung cancer. It has already spread to his lymph glands and maybe the brain. Both my folks are in their high 80s, my mom 87. They don't need this, I don't need this and my brother sure doesn't need this. He has a wife, children, step children, grandchildren. A life. I have nobody but him and my folks, a sister. I told him if I could trade places with him I would and I mean it 100%. Just real sad. My grandfather died of lung cancer at 58, my dad had cancer in his throat but has been cancer free 30 years. just ain't right. Heck I didn't want to live long enough to bury my folks and I sure don't want to see my brother or sister go before me. They are all I have. I have never married and no kids.

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Post #2  Post subject: Re: Shouldn't be
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:48 am 
It's a bad deal Hip. I know because I've had to bury my whole family. But I truly hope your brother is among that 4%.... :thumbup:

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Post #3  Post subject: Re: Shouldn't be
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:02 am 
Best of luck with your brother


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Post #4  Post subject: Re: Shouldn't be
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:29 am 
Your here for reason Hip. Wish your brother the best.

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But can not find my truck in the Walmart parking lot in the middle of the day.

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Post #5  Post subject: Re: Shouldn't be
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:37 am 
Sorry to hear this. Keep your chin up Hip.

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