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#157314 - 11/08/12 11:29 PM VETERANS DAY  
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Bob Whyte Offline
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I would like to thank all our OCF Military Veterans for their Service to our Great Nation and for their sacrifice they all have given freely for each of us!! Semper-Fi Bob


Bob age 57, non smoker,non drinker, ended treatment on 11 Nov 2007 and started back to work on 29 Nov 2007. Veterans Day 2012 the Battle was lowered, folded, Taps was played and the Flag buried as I am know a 5 year survivor. Semper-FI !!!
#157347 - 11/09/12 01:19 PM Re: VETERANS DAY [Re: Bob Whyte]  
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Well said Bob.


David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 2014 & 15, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.
#157356 - 11/09/12 03:10 PM Re: VETERANS DAY [Re: Bob Whyte]  
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Happy Veterans Day to all the vets out there! You are so right, Bob, we do owe them a huge thank you for their service! Hope you and all the vets enjoy their day on Sunday smile


Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile
#157366 - 11/09/12 06:43 PM Re: VETERANS DAY [Re: Bob Whyte]  
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Back at ya, Bob.And all the other vets.


David R. 65 yr old male non-smoker, light drinker, stage 3 or 4, depending on which doc you ask, scc rt. tonsil, 2 nodes, 7 weeks radiation and chemo. No surgery. Teatment ended 3/20/08. PET scan 8/08 showed no cancer.
And now, as of oct, 2010, caregiver to wife, Linda, with breast cancer.
May, 2013, Linda diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. Enuf already.
#157408 - 11/11/12 03:20 AM Re: VETERANS DAY [Re: Bob Whyte]  
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All gave some, some gave all. Here's to all my comrades in arms.



Brian, stage 4 oral cancer survivor. OCF Founder and Director. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
#157491 - 11/12/12 10:09 PM Re: VETERANS DAY [Re: Bob Whyte]  
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Thank you, Brian and Bob (and others) - very nicely said. Karen


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Age 59 ex-smoker 1989
1/10 dx MDS (blood cancer)
2010-11 21 cycles Vidaza
11/10 Bone Marrow Transplant
8/31/12 dx SCC left BOT HPV 16+ T1N2cM0
10/11/12 TORS partial glossectomy clear margins
10/24/12 bilateral ND/ii-iv 92 nodes all clear
10/30/12 dx revised T1N0M0 no chemo or rads
#157506 - 11/13/12 01:23 AM Re: VETERANS DAY [Re: Bob Whyte]  
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Brian, since you were a corpsman with a Marine company, didn't they give you a hard time about that long hair? Ya old hippy.


David R. 65 yr old male non-smoker, light drinker, stage 3 or 4, depending on which doc you ask, scc rt. tonsil, 2 nodes, 7 weeks radiation and chemo. No surgery. Teatment ended 3/20/08. PET scan 8/08 showed no cancer.
And now, as of oct, 2010, caregiver to wife, Linda, with breast cancer.
May, 2013, Linda diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. Enuf already.
#157526 - 11/13/12 03:57 AM Re: VETERANS DAY [Re: Bob Whyte]  
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When you're not in the "rear with the gear" no one cares about anything but covering each others asses. As long as you don't half step when someone yells "corpsman up" Marines treat their docs like they were gold.


Brian, stage 4 oral cancer survivor. OCF Founder and Director. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
#158235 - 11/28/12 10:00 PM Re: VETERANS DAY [Re: Bob Whyte]  
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I know, even a snuffy like me got away with kinda long hair. I remember a young Army lt who almost had a siezure when he encountered me in the bush. It was just me and several of our local RVN militiamen. Gues I was a bit scaggly.


David R. 65 yr old male non-smoker, light drinker, stage 3 or 4, depending on which doc you ask, scc rt. tonsil, 2 nodes, 7 weeks radiation and chemo. No surgery. Teatment ended 3/20/08. PET scan 8/08 showed no cancer.
And now, as of oct, 2010, caregiver to wife, Linda, with breast cancer.
May, 2013, Linda diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. Enuf already.
#158317 - 11/30/12 11:53 PM Re: VETERANS DAY [Re: Bob Whyte]  
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Brian is right we Jarheads worshipped our Doc no matter how he looked because we knew that when the call was given they went "above and beyond" to save their Marines!! Thank you Brian and all the Docs!!! Semper-Fi Bob


Bob age 57, non smoker,non drinker, ended treatment on 11 Nov 2007 and started back to work on 29 Nov 2007. Veterans Day 2012 the Battle was lowered, folded, Taps was played and the Flag buried as I am know a 5 year survivor. Semper-FI !!!

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