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    Default Saying hello - been a long time

    Hi All:

    Know it's been ages since I've been here, but wanted to take this moment to say hello, and update most of you on me. Yvette and maybe Paul/Tam know this, but I was diagnosed with an incidental brain tumor in November 2018. I had been dealing with ridiculous vertigo and the tumor was found by accident. They decided to keep monitoring it via MRIs once a year. Unfortunately, the first follow-up MRI showed it had grown 50% in ten months.

    I was reminded it was not cancerous, but growing and in the words of my neurologist, "It needs to go." I went under the knife Jan 17, and spent several weeks in the hospital and at home recovering - it was a craniotomy and the tumor was a grade 2 meningioma. No cancer.

    The last 8 months have been up and down, but I'm reasonably healthy, and my most recent post-surgery MRI gave me a clean bill of health. I sometimes think about this football team, but sadly, think the candle has blown out here. Guess if the team goes 16-0, I'd be put to the test, but my passion for the team and league has really dissipated.

    Hoping all of you are well - just wanted to catch you up on me as it's been a crazy year in my world. Between the Raptors and Astros, my sports teams are keeping me busy and happy.

    Blake
    What a long strange trip it's been...

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    Great to hear from you again!

    Stay happy, healthy and out of trouble!

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    I am glad your medical issues weren't too serious. Thinking about brain surgery gives me the chills. So good to hear from you again, and I hope you can check in from time to time.
    Go Titans! Go Braves! Go Preds! Go Dores!

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    Sorry to hear all that you’ve been through but it’s great to know you’re doing better these days. Hope we can celebrate another World Series win this year.

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    Real life has a way of putting sports in perspective. There have absolutely been times when sports were my sanctuary, and others when it seemed to suck the life out of me.

    Miss you and be well

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    Hey Toronto. Good to hear from you and wishing you all the best defeating that illness.
    Tell me where do I belong, In a sick society (Ozzy's "You're No Different" lyrics excerpt

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    Sorry to hear you’ve been through all that but glad to hear you are recovering.

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    Good to see you, wow you have been through a ton. Glad you are doing much better!

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    Thanks folks. Pleased to report thanks to the wonders of CBD I am doing well. I'll drop by here and there...mostly because Yvette is way too slow at responding to my FB messenger reachouts
    What a long strange trip it's been...

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