Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 21, 2017, 10:47:26 pm

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  The American Plainsmen Society (Moderators: Caleb Hobbs, Tsalagidave)  |  Topic: Sorry I Haven't Been Active Much 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Sorry I Haven't Been Active Much  (Read 3224 times)
Tsalagidave
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 569


Dave Rodgers


« on: July 10, 2017, 02:22:39 am »


Boys, sorry I haven't been posting much lately.  My wife was diagnosed with cancer and it has weighted heavily on us both.  Treatment has been in effect for the last few months now.   My wife has the hard job. Carrying the burden of the physical discomfort and uncertainty for her own future is her task alone.  Watching it all happen and being able to do little more than to just be there and worry a lot is mine.  In addition to that, I lost my Grandpa and we were pretty close. He survived 96 years, the Po Valley, Anzio and Monte Casino.

I should have said something about this sooner but I just didn't want to. Please keep us in your hopes and prayers.  I'm now in the mood to write some articles as an outlet so you should see more from me soon.  However, if I seem a bit off with my replies, it's not you; I just haven't been myself lately.

Thanks everyone.

-Dave
Logged

Guns don't kill people; fathers with pretty daughters do.
Capt Quirk
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 329


WWW
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 06:11:39 am »

My thoughts are with you and your wife. I was in y'all's shoes 3 years ago. I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer with a brain tumor to boot. I have been cancer free for 2 years now. With a good doctor, and lots of hope, you do have a chance.
Logged

Tascosa Joe
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 2125


« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 07:20:17 am »

We will keep you in our prayers.
Logged

NRA Life, TSRA Life, NCOWS  Life,
dusty texian
Chief Scout Wehmeyer Ranch's.
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1390


Dusty Texian


« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 08:18:09 am »

Will keep Y'all in my prayers , Brother Dave. Being there for your wife is what is needed .  Sorry for your loss , Grandfathers are special !   Stay strong . ,,DT
Logged
Major 2
"Still running against the wind"
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 10295


Cracker Cow Cavalry


« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 01:10:34 pm »

Knee mail sent
Logged
Scattered Thumbs
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1265



« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 03:36:25 pm »

I am sorry to hear the bad news. I hope everything goes well.
Hang in there.
Logged
Ben Beam
SASS Affiliated Merchant (#105892)
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 249



WWW
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 05:24:32 pm »

Iím very sorry to hear this. Of course everyone here will be wishing you both well, and happy to have you participate when youíre up to it. Do what you need to do to stay sane, and let us know if thereís anything we can do to help.
Logged

Ben Beam & Co. -- Bringing You a New Old West -- Reproduction Old West Ephemera for re-enactors, living historians, set dressing, chuckwagons, props, or just for fun!
http://www.BenBeam.com
Gus Walker
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 169


The sunny slopes of long ago.


« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 06:59:31 pm »

Prayers upon the wind.... Went thru it with both my dad and stepdad....Strength to you and healing
Logged

Aye its been quite a ride aint it?
Jake MacReedy
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 301



« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2017, 02:39:58 pm »

Dave, lifting your wife, you and your entire family up in prayer!  Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you, sir!

God Bless!
Ron
Logged
Tsalagidave
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 569


Dave Rodgers


« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 04:24:16 pm »

Gentlemen, thank you all for the very kind words.  They mean a lot and they go far. I'd like to get back into the proverbial saddle have a few articles I'd like to start adding.

It is my pleasure to share this hobby with such a good lot.

Thanks

-Dave
Logged

Guns don't kill people; fathers with pretty daughters do.
BlackHillsScout
American Plainsmen Society
Active citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 31


« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 10:43:52 am »

Prayers sent for your wife and you.
Looking forward to more articles, I need to be more active myself.
Logged
Tsalagidave
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 569


Dave Rodgers


« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 11:37:43 pm »

Gentlemen, thank you very much for the kind words.  It really means a lot to me and I'm sorry I did not say that sooner.  After 16 rounds of chemotherapy and a tough surgery this morning, I received great news that the cancer was detained and mostly killed by the treatment. 

The surgery removed the small core of cancerous cells still living after treatment and any affected material including the now dead cells.  In plain words, my wife may require more regular checkups over the years but her odds of seeing a ripe old age are just about as good as anyone else's.

The next step at hand is a long recovery period.  She made it through but got beat up bad in the process.

Thanks again for the warm wishes.

-Dave

Logged

Guns don't kill people; fathers with pretty daughters do.
Coal Creek Griff
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1210


With Cheyenne Luke


« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 01:09:46 am »

This is good news.  Thanks for the update.

CC Griff
Logged

BOLD #921
BOSS #196
1860 Henry Rifle Shooter #173
SSS #573
Niederlander
American Plainsmen Society
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1889


« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2017, 05:44:03 am »

Gentlemen, thank you very much for the kind words.  It really means a lot to me and I'm sorry I did not say that sooner.  After 16 rounds of chemotherapy and a tough surgery this morning, I received great news that the cancer was detained and mostly killed by the treatment. 

The surgery removed the small core of cancerous cells still living after treatment and any affected material including the now dead cells.  In plain words, my wife may require more regular checkups over the years but her odds of seeing a ripe old age are just about as good as anyone else's.

The next step at hand is a long recovery period.  She made it through but got beat up bad in the process.

Thanks again for the warm wishes.

-Dave


Outstanding news!
Logged

"There go those Nebraskans, and all hell couldn't stop them!"
Tascosa Joe
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 2125


« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 10:12:28 am »

Outstanding, we are glad to hear every ones prayers have been answered and it is always good to have a few good doctors around.
Logged

NRA Life, TSRA Life, NCOWS  Life,
Mogorilla
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1181



« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2017, 11:18:48 am »

Outstanding news!
Logged

NCOWS #3297
Gus Walker
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 169


The sunny slopes of long ago.


« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2017, 05:52:50 pm »

Great news...Prayers of thanks and continued healing.
Logged

Aye its been quite a ride aint it?
Tsalagidave
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 569


Dave Rodgers


« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2017, 07:33:19 pm »

Thanks everyone.  Although draining wounds and changing dressings is a far cry from the outdoor stuff, I have grown up a lot through these last few months.  I found a lot of personal attributes about myself that came up lacking.  The three things I have learned so far are...

1. Be thankful when you discover your personal failures and shortcomings; it's nothing but solid opportunities to improve yourself.
2. I hope that I am never again so stupid as to think that I cannot improve any further on anything. I found so much about me I still have to fix. I hope to remain vigorously in the act of self improvement never accepting what I do as the best I can do right up to my last breath.
3. I did not know what love was.  I knew what a beautiful woman who is a great life partner and friend is; but I did not know what love is until going through this.

I am blessed with a wonderful woman and I have just gotten started trying to be a good man to her.
Your kind words mean more than you know.  Thank you all for the encouragement.

-Dave
Logged

Guns don't kill people; fathers with pretty daughters do.
Silver_Rings
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 458


Gunfighter who shoots for fun.


« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2017, 10:22:20 pm »

I am glad you have found out many important things about your self and your relationship.  It gives more positive meaning to what you and your wife are going through.

SR
Logged

Gunfighter, SASS 27466, NRA Life, GOFWG, BOSS, RO 1, RO 2
Mogorilla
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1181



« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2017, 07:49:52 am »

Caring for the person you love is truly one of the most, if not the most, significant crucible anyone will ever be placed in.  Dave, you came through it with your wife and are stronger for it.  Congratulations on the news and good luck with everything as you move forward.   You need a hand, there are many of us here, just let us know.

Logged

NCOWS #3297
BlackHillsScout
American Plainsmen Society
Active citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 31


« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2017, 09:41:46 pm »

This is great news, and we'll keep both of you in our prayers.
Logged
Tsalagidave
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 569


Dave Rodgers


« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2017, 03:53:01 pm »

Thank you everyone.  A few have shown concern about the fires out here.  Since I live in Anaheim Hills, my home was directly in the path of the canyon fire. I had to take a fire road to enter the back end of my neighborhood but was able to get my wife, guns, and most of my really important artifacts out just as the house started filling with smoke.

The hill on which my house stands did burn but the hard work of OCFA Station 9 saved my neighborhood.  The fire line came to within 50 feet of my house and was stopped.  I hiked back 4 miles to see if I still had a house and got to meet and thank these guys. Two days later, the last hot spots on my hill were cold and we had a home to return to.

All these things in life build character and I am truly grateful for what I have.

-Dave
Logged

Guns don't kill people; fathers with pretty daughters do.
Professor Marvel
purveyor of useless items to the gentry
American Plainsmen Society
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1509


life is too short to waste on stupid


« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2017, 03:59:20 am »

My Dear Dave -

Good news about your home, and better news about your wife's continuing recovery.

If you Remind me I will send some articles about improvements that can make a home "fire-resistant".
The Aussies even mounted water sprinklers on their roofs!

yhs
prof marvel
Logged

Professor Marvel's Traveling Apothecary and Fortune Telling Emporium
Purveyor of Patent Remedies, Snake Oil, Cleaning Supplies, Dry Goods, and Picture Postcards
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  The American Plainsmen Society (Moderators: Caleb Hobbs, Tsalagidave)  |  Topic: Sorry I Haven't Been Active Much « previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.062 seconds with 22 queries.