Hi Acton: I've nothing to complain about. Lived a charmed life, blessed with loving parents, a loving girlfriend (to become my wife later), good health and a body that seemed to accept all the abuse I could heap upon it and come back in fighting form. A Policeman for 32 years, both in the RCMP and the Vancouver Police Department. on the side I dabbled in real estate and the stock market. during those times 70"s 80's and 90's, everything seemed to go up, couldn't help but make money. by the 2000"s I retired and got out of the market that's when everything tanked. but I was okay. We had a son, Warren, who had pulmonary atresia, and died at 7. 8 was his favourite number, he could speak it in several languages. He died nov. 28, at 8:00pm in 1988. He was seven and a bit. I counted up the months he lived,... it was 88 months. go figure.
I was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. Probly because I was too chicken to have an annual colnonoscopy. Have Your Colonoscopy ! !
The cancer spread and now its in my bones, lungs, liver lymph, and I've developed colono-rectal cancer.
My Dr. whom I trust absolutely told me "Dave there's nothing more we can do, if all goes well you have about 5 months to live, you have absolutely no immunity to anything, the chemo took care of that." No visitors, no going out for walks etc etc.Fortunately I have a very caring wife, she does everything she used to do and all the stuff I used to do, frustrates the hell out of me 'cause I loved helping out. ah well, such is life. I have no complaints, I don't feel cheated, I'm 75 and enjoyed my life.
I found TT by snooping around on my computer. That encouraged me to travel, I never had before, too busy. I chose to backpack through Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Bavaria was my favourite, The people were very warm and helpful. went to my first curry night in Muich. Didn't know anyone but had a good time. Ive been to Germany three times since 2000 and three curry nights. Slept in train stations, rode the trains and busses, slept in hostels and absolutely enjoyed myself. It took me out of my Policeman's Hard Shell and turned me back into a human.
I loved hunting, fishing camping and hiking. Playing with my son and being a family man. I truly was a fortunate man.
Dave the Barbarian
ps I'd love to make it to 100 "greenies" before the end !