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Good news today

Post by Hoo » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Hi everyone,

Some of you know that I had a brain tumor removed this past spring and have been on cancer treatment ever since. Today was the second big checkup and it was clean. There was no sign of the tumor or any new growth. I'll remain on cancer treatment for many months, with major checkups every three months, because that is the treatment that seems to work best. So it looks like the treatment is working well.

Hoo, who may have time to finish reading the Suttas after all :)

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Post by mikenz66 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:41 pm

Great News!
Keep reading... :reading:

:anjali:
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Post by Viscid » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:44 pm

Hoo wrote:Hi everyone,

Some of you know that I had a brain tumor removed this past spring and have been on cancer treatment ever since. Today was the second big checkup and it was clean. There was no sign of the tumor or any new growth. I'll remain on cancer treatment for many months, with major checkups every three months, because that is the treatment that seems to work best. So it looks like the treatment is working well.

Hoo, who may have time to finish reading the Suttas after all :)
Wow, awesome news. I don't even want to imagine the distress you've gone through. Glad you're recovering!
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Post by Ben » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:00 am

Congratulations, Hoo!
Great news indeed!
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Post by Modus.Ponens » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:36 am

Great news! :smile:
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Post by Paññāsikhara » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:55 am

Hoo wrote:Hi everyone,

Some of you know that I had a brain tumor removed this past spring and have been on cancer treatment ever since. Today was the second big checkup and it was clean. There was no sign of the tumor or any new growth. I'll remain on cancer treatment for many months, with major checkups every three months, because that is the treatment that seems to work best. So it looks like the treatment is working well.

Hoo, who may have time to finish reading the Suttas after all :)
Wow! Actually, I didn't know about the brain tumor issue, but this is wonderful news! :group:
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Post by alan » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:59 am

Didn't know either, but share your happiness at this wonderful development!

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Post by Phra Chuntawongso » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:54 am

:group: :woohoo: :clap:
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Post by cooran » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:25 am

Wonderful and marvellous news Hoo! :clap:

May you be free of mental and physical pain,
May you have happiness and the Causes of happiness.

with metta
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Post by bodom » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:57 am

Great news Hoo! Congratulations! Much Metta to you and yours!

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Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

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Post by Vepacitta » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:26 pm

So happy to hear you've gotten the all-clear Hoo!

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Post by tiltbillings » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:32 pm

Hoo wrote:Hi everyone,

Some of you know that I had a brain tumor removed this past spring and have been on cancer treatment ever since. Today was the second big checkup and it was clean. There was no sign of the tumor or any new growth. I'll remain on cancer treatment for many months, with major checkups every three months, because that is the treatment that seems to work best. So it looks like the treatment is working well.

Hoo, who may have time to finish reading the Suttas after all :)
Good on you.
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Post by Hoo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:20 pm

Thanks, evereyone, for your kind words and wishes.

It's interesting to note that there was no "self" visble in the MRI or any of the other tests. But there was clearly a brain there, which pretty well shot what the wife says from time to time :)

Hoo

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Post by BlackBird » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:37 pm

Hey Hoo

Really good news, hope the treatment continues well and you get the green light man!

metta
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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:46 pm

Hoo,

We've never met but I'm happy for you. May you live a long life and taste the fruits of the deathless!
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