A little perspective.....

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A little perspective.....

Postby uncle arthur » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:59 pm

I've been watching various threads and posts here over the recent while, and I've come to the conclusion that our perspective (collectively) can be a little off.....

I just found out 2 days ago that I face a very sudden and life threatening/changing operation - I'm having a brain tumor removed tomorrow.

I might be fine - I might not - but regardless - if this gives me an opportunity to step back and workout what matters and what doesn't in my every day, then that's perhaps not a bad thing.

A message for all of us when we bitch and whine about the minutia of every person or incident that clouds our otherwise could be perfect days..... See the positive, even if it's just a weed through the footpath. You never know what life has just around the next bend.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby avroncotton » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:01 pm

Good luck mate.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:22 pm

Good luck... hope you are back here soon!.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby norbs » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:24 pm

Best of luck.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:28 pm

Good Luck and I hope you get back on your bike under a lovely sunny sky soon
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby Rhubarb » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:32 pm

As above - wish you all the best mate.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby Timeonabike » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:32 pm

Best of luck, and a quick recovery too.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby orbeas » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:36 pm

hey dude best of luck!
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby coffeeandwine » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:43 pm

Hope all goes well for you and you are back on the bike soon.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby wombatK » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:53 pm

Fearful stuff, but I'd trade perspective for a few buckets of good luck and a side order of optimism in your situation.

Hope it goes much better than your worst fears.


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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby il padrone » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:54 pm

All the best for the surgery. If it helps any I have two friends who have had brain tumors removed (one of them was done twenty years ago and he had a follow-up 12 months later). Both of these people are still living happy, healthy lives today.

[edit] Three friends now that I think of it. All healthy and well. Stay positive and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby twizzle » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:59 pm


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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:03 pm

twizzle wrote: :(

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Stay strong Unc, heal fast.

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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby sogood » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:11 pm

Fortunately Australia has some of the best neurosurgeons in the world. Good luck! Look forward to reading your new perspective when you get back.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby moosterbounce » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:24 pm

Hope all goes to plan Art and you are pootling along again soon. Stay strong and recover well.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby The Walrus » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:29 pm

Wise words indeed...all the very best mate. You won't need luck with a positive outlook on every day.

Look forward to hearing from you here very soon.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby rkelsen » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:33 pm

All the best for your surgery.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby Red Rider » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:38 pm

All the best for the op and a swift recovery.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby blkmcs » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:59 pm

Good luck uncle arthur.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby V17L » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:24 am

thinking of you. good luck.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby Wal42 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:43 am

All the best, I won't say luck as our Doctors here in OZ are some of the best, they'll do their best to get you back to full health.

I know exactly what you mean, I watched my wife in hospital with a near fatal heart attack, the first time they did a terrific job & did 2 by-passes, the second time a stent, she's still going. I also had the misfortune of watching a member of my house slowly die from cancer, all this stuff changes your perception of what's important & how petty people (myself included) can become & what is really important, it changed the way I look at work, leisure (especially my cycling) & life in general, it isn't something that you can explain to another, unfortunately it's something you need to experience.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby DaveOZ » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:18 am

So very true. Best of luck with the op and recovery. Please post back here with updates.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby greyhoundtom » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:31 am

All the very best of luck ........... see you back here soon.
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby Xplora » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:47 am

Hoping you are back soon. :cry:
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Re: A little perspective.....

Postby ming » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:59 am

Life ! that,s what is important, not the other crap we experience. My thoughts, as well as fellow cyclists are with you Uncle Arthur.
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