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#1228791 - 07/09/09 01:54 AM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: nycplayer]
jotur Offline
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Great news, Apple. Thanks for letting us know, and enjoy that new organ!


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#1228835 - 07/09/09 07:42 AM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: jotur]
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Phenomenal news Apple!
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Now I can't wait for some organ video. smile (hint, hint)
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#1228836 - 07/09/09 07:54 AM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: Rich Galassini]
Les Koltvedt Offline
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thumb yippie Glad to hear... keep the faith..

God Bless
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#1228839 - 07/09/09 08:16 AM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: Les Koltvedt]
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Very Happy to hear the good news!!

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#1228855 - 07/09/09 09:11 AM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: Stevester]
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You're in my thoughts and prayers.
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#1228878 - 07/09/09 10:15 AM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: Steve Cohen]
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Congratulations, apple*! This is a major rite of passage indeed. I have a good friend who (thus far successfully) completed chemo for lymphoma six years ago. Even now he remembers the *exact* date of his last treatment.
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#1228882 - 07/09/09 10:23 AM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: Monica K.]
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Fantastic!! I hope you celebrate and savor the moment with music and good friends. Way to go!!

#1229039 - 07/09/09 05:32 PM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: sophial]
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I have only just caught up to this, and my heartfelt best wishes go out to you apple! The long haul is over and now you can begin to think about getting back into the routine of things. I went through the whole chemo rad thing in 2007 and so far is clear. It's quite neat the cameraderie of seeing the same people every day going through the same thing, you realize ALOT of people are dealing with various conditions.

You look great! I remember seeing a very tall PROUD woman completely bald, just such a confidence in her posture - that was beautiful to see.
CVP 309, Estonia L 168

#1229072 - 07/09/09 07:17 PM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: dinachick]
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Loc: Beautiful San Diego, CA
I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma a few years back. They excised the cancer from my back and I've been free of it for a few years now. I didn't go through chemo, but I know the kind of shock a cancer diagnosis can bring.

It definitely changes your life. But for some reason, it's always for the better. It's all about balance. You lose one thing, you gain another. That seems to be lifes strange design.

Glad to know you're feeling better!

Edited by eweiss (07/09/09 07:17 PM)
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#1229106 - 07/09/09 08:36 PM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: eweiss]
Norbert Offline
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Sheesh...just saw this thread...

Heartfelt wishes and congratulations for pulling through this one.

I know you will!!

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#1229706 - 07/10/09 06:06 PM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: Norbert]
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I am happy that your surgery & treatments are behind you. That picture of you is as lovely as your posts. I'll continue to remember you in my thoughts and prayers.
1902 Steinway A, Ebony Art Case

#1229726 - 07/10/09 07:03 PM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: ninja8701]
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Loc: Florida
My husband had cancer and had to be hospitalized for one week every 3rd week for chemo infusions. He was quite an attraction to the nurses who couln't believe he was actually doing an aerobic slide as he was hooked up to the IV. It's what kept him going. Let your music fill your heart and soul with strength and peace of mind.

I'll be pulling for you. My husband has been in remission for almost three years now. Every day is a gift. Stay Strong....
Mom of 11-year-old pianist
1934 fully rebuilt Mason Hamlin A

#1230108 - 07/11/09 04:45 PM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: Monica K.]
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Best wishes & prayers to you ! thumb

#1230112 - 07/11/09 05:08 PM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: dmc092657]
Gary at Encore Offline
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I too am so very pleased with your news nd prayerful for your complete recovery. Six years ago i found out i had a bad blood cancer and they put me through a year of hard chemo. Now I'm living a normal life and planning for a lot more.

The only advise I want to offer is that you work with a physical therapist to get your strength back. I have been having 5 years of back and neck pains, living with it. Recently I went to a physical therapist who put me on a strengthening program and almost all of my pain is now gone. I never understood how intertwined strength, health, pain, and such are. And chemo sure takes so much out of you, so you need to put the strength and such back in which therapy can do easily.

May God continue to give you the desires of your heart.
Bluthner, Steingraeber, Pleyel, Hailun, Kemble, Baldwin, Story and Clark, Pearl River, Ritmuller and others (store owner)www.encore-pianos.com

#1230131 - 07/11/09 06:05 PM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: Swell-Schimmel]
Johan B Offline
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Loc: The Netherlands, Grootegast-Gr...

I just read about your health.......

I hope God will continue to bless you.

After all.........I understand you had a bad time. Wish you everything good.

Best regards,
Johan B

Kawai CA95SB (Previous:Yamaha CLP320PE & DGX620)
'Music is a way of living' & 'Nil volentibus arduum'

#1230173 - 07/11/09 08:32 PM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: Johan B]
lynn510 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/06
Posts: 129
Loc: SE Michigan

Glad to read things are on the up-swing. Good luck and God bless you.


#1240725 - 07/31/09 01:28 AM Re: OT: Keep apple* in your thoughts and prayers [Re: lynn510]
AJF Offline
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Posts: 1722
Loc: Toronto
Hi apple,

It's wonderful to see how loved you are here. I've always enjoyed reading your posts. You exude a certain kindness that adds a real sort of 'community' feeling here on the forum. I wish you lots of white light to fill you with strength and peace.


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