The Best birthday present in the world BAR NONE ! - and its NOT a guitar.... - Jemsite
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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cool The Best birthday present in the world BAR NONE ! - and its NOT a guitar....

well its my birthday in a couple of days time and I just got the best pressie EVER - I went to the HOSPITAL..!

Thats right.... and found out that my wife is now officially IN REMISSION

after a year of fighting cancer, enduring 4 operations, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and now HR therapy the consultant reckons there are no traces of the evil disease left.
its been a hell of a year, my wife's heroics have been legendary because we have two young children who are blissfully ignorant of her condition and are as demanding as children will be.
I was working and starting my own business when all this started and she refused to let me drop it, she supported me as I supported her and together we have come a year down the road with little sleep, even less rest and enough stress to... well, you can imagine

So, why am I telling you all this now a year after it happened? - who can tell? if any of you have been through the same thing you will know what its like, everyone bar the closest friends and family gets shut out - all the social activity goes down the drain and everything is geared up to one thing only - getting byand survival.

So - what next - well im going to make a JEM SK replica with a breast cancer inlay on the body and if I can bear to part with it I will sell it in aid of cancer research who can never have enough money!
after that ???
well im going to start putting more time into making guitars and less time into the sh1t in life that dont matter - like careers

I may even think about a band again :O

i know it sounds a strange thing to say but jemsite and guitars (making and playing) have been an oasis in the desert for me over the past year...

anyway - its 5:40pm and im already well and truly celebrating the occasion with a couple of beers

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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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Re: The Best birthday present in the world BAR NONE ! - and its NOT a guitar....

That's great to hear! Bless you and your family.

My grandfather is battling cancer right now and it's painful to watch.

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So - what next - well im going to make a JEM SK replica with a breast cancer inlay on the body and if I can bear to part with it I will sell it in aid of cancer research who can never have enough money!
after that ???
This sounds like a great idea!
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Fantastic news matey, really pleased for you.
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I think that is the greatest news that someone can receive. I can imagine that your life has been pretty rough for the past few years, and I am very glad to hear that it has turned into good news.
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Words can't describe, that's amazing. Congrats to you and yours, well deserved mate and enjoy the beers!
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Oh mate....HAPPY BIRTHDAY bro

That's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The way you have acted round here no-one could ever have guessed anything was so badly wrong

You are ONE HELL OF CHARACTER Jaden

My utmost best wishes and respect to you. And i wish you and your family the very best of health!
I shall raise a glass for ya on saturday when i go out

And ummmmm.......don't spend toooo much time on those guitars as you have a very special lady to enjoy life with
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Oh yeah! Happy birthday! lol
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Excellent news! Congratulations to you both!

And Happy B'Day!
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Congratulations to you and your wife! While not a case of life or death, I remember when me and my two brothers were younger - my mum was trying to get her masters while raising us, and working a full time job. When she graduated we celebrated, but I never realized how much it took out of her until I tried taking courses and working. She is now officially my hero. Whatever guys say - some girls are tougher than we'll ever be! Enjoy your birthday!!
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Now keep her healthy and live long happy lives.
Good for you.

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Congrats man, to you and your Wife. She's obviously a real fighter and to do battle with the Evil C and win takes a special kind of person.

I bet that's gotta feel like a hell of a load off eh ?

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That's awesome, great to hear a happy ending out of these sorts of circumstances.
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Awesome Jaden. Happy Birthday!!!!! All the best to your wife, and family.
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Glad for all in your family sharing in this victory! Here's to wishing for continued good health for your entire family..... Oh, and Happy Birthday too! Thanks for sharing!
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Lets see...wifes health vs new guitar.....hmmm....um......are we talking about a chromeboy or just an rg570?

just kiddin.

great news... now buy her a new guitar!!
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