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Diagnosed with esophageal cancer in November. Treated with chemo radiation and surgery, was on an immunotherapy treatment to prevent reoccurrence but it’s back in my liver and a couple lymph nodes now.  I’ll probably try a few rounds of chemo but I’m not holding out much hope as this is a very aggressive cancer. 
 

I’ve been a long term member here since around just after HFC open house one ( or the one where they introduced the 25th anni.  My first Hamer)

I’m OK. I am trying to sort out who will get some of these heirloom quality guitars.  My nephew plays so I invited him to get first dibs, though I really want him to have the 25th and my Valvetech. 
 

that’s all for now.  

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Hey man, that's gotta be a tough thing to face, I'm so sorry to hear (and I know that isn't why you posted this)... Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Please don't give up hope though, things can go into remission. Anything we can do, just say the word.

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Sorry to hear about the final chapter of this life for you. Be brave and strong, make your loved ones your priority for what's left of your tenure in this realm. The upshot is that I'd reckon you're gonna love what comes next brother. Stay strong for the final curtain on this chapter and hope to meet you on the other side for some rockin' good times.   

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I’m sorry to hear this. Spend as much time as you can with your loved ones. My dad passed suddenly and the one thing I wish was to have had more time. My thoughts are with you and yours. 🙏🏼

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Damn, man.  Very sorry to hear that you’re going through this.  Sending all possible mojo and every bit of good vibes I can muster.   You’re not going through this alone, and please feel free to reach out here - in person or on the board - if there’s anything any of us can do.

 Sincerely mean it.

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I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnosis and the trials ahead for you and those who love and care for you. I'm 52 and childless and it might seem strange, but when I think of dying - what's going to happen to my guitars and my amp are the first thing I think about. In fact they are the first 8 or 9 things I think about - so I totally get you on that front. I also realize I don't own these guitars - more like I've got another 20 or 30 year of temporary custody - then they'll move on after I do. Here's hoping you find the right homes when it's time to part company with them. But don't forget - you can do a whole lot of living in whatever time you got left - just because you can see the horizon doesn't mean you can't enjoy the hell out of the sunset. Lots of love to you.

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Best of our prayers going to you. As inevitable as it all is, none of us want to face up to knowing the time is getting short.

I have to admit that a good part of my "decluttering" these past 3-4 years has been with thoughts of reducing the things people have to deal with when the time comes. Knock on wood.....At this point, nothing imminent, but the age is creeping up there. It is good that you have someone in the family tree that will appreciate the quality things that you can pass to him.

Meanwhile, keep the chin up!

Thanks for sharing......

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Prayers sent up. Sounds like you've got a practical perspective on things, and for that you have my admiration.

I'd noted selling off my guitar collection in that newspaper column about the collectible lunchbox a few weeks ago, but I didn't note therein was that a couple of  motivating factors for disposing of my guitars are some health issues for both the Missus and me that have manifested themselves permanently within the last year...but I'm 71 and she's 70 and such maladies, while not particularly age-related, do seem to happen more often to older folks, maybe on accounta we've just been around longer. But it aren't easy if they hit when your body is in decline anyway. Wanna stay private about this until some stability is in effect, even if the permanent lifestyle's different (and it already is). Hang in there, Ceeb. Wishing you the best

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Keep playing as long as it gets. Even if it is a single tone. Music is in your heart.

All the best and a smooth journey.

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Best wishes for a positive outcome from treatments!  I know exactly how you feel! Been a 6 year battle for me, 4 years ago they gave me 2 months. So they don't know, the treatments suck but they've kept me going. 

If you need to chat with someone in the same boat PM me and I'll gladly talk guitar's amp's, bitch about chemo whatever! I get the fact that others can't tell how you feel until they've walked in your shoes!

All my best 

Jeff

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Damn, hard bid, but it sounds like you've got the right attitude going in.  If it helps, I'm probably only a couple of hours away and would be glad to hep take some of those guitars off your hands for you.😃  Seriously though, I am close enough to give a hand if needed, just ask.

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Ceeb,

Faith, Hope, & Love to you, your family, and friends. 

All The Best,

Brian
 

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Don’t give up hope @ceeb. I don’t know what your beliefs are, but this is not the end of the road, I promise. Now, I’m not going to say I know what you’re going through, I don’t. Many of you here however know that I’ve had some serious health problems while I lived in Virginia over the past decade with complications that led to me nearly leaving the team not once, but twice. Never one to hold back, I’m going to share something here. Something to ease your mind hopefully, in case things don't go well as hoped and prayed for. During those years in Virginia,  my wife and I had many house guests. Some were invited. Some were not. Some were friendly and harmless. Some were not. Some would go. Some would not. Those that would not became quite the pests. Not the type however, that you could rid with a call to Orkin. We needed a trained professional. A specialist. A real pro. Now we don’t talk religion here, so let me just say this: we brought in a demonologist trained in Rome by the largest organization on Earth (no, not Amazon). The demonologist brought a team. They saw the pestilence, in its different forms, different shapes and color, the pestilence saw them, saw us. The pestilence engaged with us. It was a long night. Right out of a movie. While in the end, they failed to rid us of the unwanted house guests, they did become more tame it seemed. Perhaps like children not wanting to be scolded again, they were more well behaved I suppose. Completely not down with sharing our home long term like this, with them, if life hadn’t brought us back to Florida like it did, we would’ve listed our house in Virginia anyway. Point is, this life is NOT the end of the road. I’ve seen proof personally, and have been physically touched by same (twice). There is more than life here on Earth waiting for us. Don’t despair. 

You're in my prayers. 

No one here will probably ever talk to me again.

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Prayers to the Great Physician in your behalf, brother. Fight the good fight and live as long as you can. Jim Gale is right. You are loved here and more importantly, by those in your family and immediate circle of friends.

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