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Old 03-29-2020, 8:06pm   #1
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Iím going to share something very personal. Iím sure some with less than stellar character will later use this against me. Thatís on them.

Iíve been fighting hella depression for 25 years. With most of your neurotransmitters created in your gut, depression is just about guaranteed with Crohns Disease.

I also have leukemia. Itís a damn miracle Iíve lived this long.

This causes some issues with my brain chemistry. But not sadness. Mostly fatigue.

But knowing your life is fragile and that your family will out live you is, frankly, depressing. Hiding from viruses 365 days a year is stressful. Waking up in the hospital 2-5x a year is frightening.

My dad taught me that ďyou can only do your best. If you can go to bed at night and truthfully say you did your best, all is good.Ē

I do my best. I may come back at someone who is insensitive, cruel or derogatory but Iím never one who instigates. Most of the time I just let it go.

What I hope is that we can be kinder to each other. Iíve had several people say incredibly insensitive things about me dying and it gets old.

There is something really wrong with anyone blessed with a healthy and strong body and mind ripping on those less fortunate. Itís a low blow that should never be used.

If you donít like something I say or post, try skipping the thread. Or put me on ignore.

But have some humility and some humanity. I donít let any of these challenges stop me. Iíve been shot, broke my back and pelvis in a car accident, came hours within dying on several occasions (once while delivering medical aid - oh the irony), and through it all I have a ďcan doĒ attitude. Had surgeries, crazy infections, medial mistakes requiring more surgeries, Iíve ruined my wifeís life as she has become a caretaker and Iím losing my eyesight rapidly.

She is happy to do it but I see the wear and tear. She didnít sign up for this.

I donít say any of this for sympathy.

I request that anyone reading this take a moment to reflect on what you have. I know some here have health problems. You will only get support from me.

For those who are lucky to have stability financially, good mental and physical health I donít expect you to understand. Just like I canít understand what is like to be able to go places and do the things you want to do. I canít comprehend feeling good. My fatigue is so extreme at times I canít go up the stairs.

I only want to work to support my family. I ask for no handouts. Most of my time is spent helping other people (musicians for example - although Iím changing my mind there. Too many pussies who donít want to work) - or doing free consulting for friends who need help but canít afford my fees. Or bringing medical aid to disaster areas amd war zones - otherwise Iím working 50 hours a week.

I vent here occasionally like everyone. There is no one to talk to around me. Iím the breadwinner who canít stay on my feet long enough to make progress. I have zero control over it.

Itís been 14 years of struggle. Yet, Iím not down and Iím not even unhappy. Iím just tired.

Part of me hopes I do get the virus. That will end my pain. If I didnít have a family who means everything to me, I would have swallowed a .45 long ago.

I live with this every day. When you say hurtful things it may be fun for you, but it is harmful. And you never know what someone might be going through.

Iím also not a fan of oppressive governments and I understand what the prescription is.

You see, it doesnít matter anymore to me. My days are numbered. Freedom is THE most important thing to me. If I die defending it, so be it. If people marginalize me because I fight, so be it. Iíll still fight for them.

This doesnít mean Iím taking up arms. It means I am not going to be silenced by the mini-totalitarians that think I should just take it and keep my mouth shut. I will speak my mind. I will expose tyranny. Let the chips fall where they may.

I will always promote freedom and call out the powers that be when they tread on it. You can choose differently. I wonít degrade you if you choose the safe route. Some things are bigger than us.

Good luck out there.

Iím sure few will read.

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I'm not reading all that.

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Let the chips fall where they may.



This country was built on those very same principals.

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I'm not reading all that.

Cliffs?
Here I will translate to Flex language.

Me, very sick.
It bummer.
I do best I can.
Be thankful for your health and strength
White man speak with forked tongue
Me not sad
me not coward
You big muscles
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Me, very sick.
It bummer.
I do best I can.
Be thankful for your health and strength
White man speak with forked tongue
Me not sad
me not coward
You big muscles
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But this is a nice shot too.
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Pete, I know you've had more than your fair share of life challenges over the last few years. I too have almost croaked a few times the past few years.

I'm sure you're doing this already, but thank your wife for everything she does for you. Since October, my wife has been playing nurse everyday, and I thank her everyday.

Doesn't matter if we're sick, healthy, rich, poor, whatever, any minute could be our last. Life is too damn short to be dicks on internet forums. Yes, I've been a dick to a few people on this board, and over there. Some deserved it, some didn't.

At the end of the day, we're all here, on this board, to have some fun, and communicate with "friends". I've met some of the folks here in person, and I've always enjoyed meeting everyone I have met. Hopefully one day, I'll get to meet more people on here, including Pete.

And Nox.

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Me, very sick.
It bummer.
I do best I can.
Be thankful for your health and strength
White man speak with forked tongue
Me not sad
me not coward
You big muscles
I like poon
Thanks for that.

I'm not a fukken retard I'm a professional accountant.

I'm just not reading the book of your life.

PS: I hope you make it through this safely. As I do EVERYONE.
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Pete, I know you've had more than your fair share of life challenges over the last few years. I too have almost croaked a few times the past few years.

I'm sure you're doing this already, but thank your wife for everything she does for you. Since October, my wife has been playing nurse everyday, and I thank her everyday.

Doesn't matter if we're sick, healthy, rich, poor, whatever, any minute could be our last. Life is too damn short to be dicks on internet forums. Yes, I've been a dick to a few people on this board, and over there. Some deserved it, some didn't.

At the end of the day, we're all here, on this board, to have some fun, and communicate with "friends". I've met some of the folks here in person, and I've always enjoyed meeting everyone I have met. Hopefully one day, I'll get to meet more people on here, including Pete.

And Nox.

Thanks. Perhaps some folk need to be reminded that we are here to have fun and support each other.

I donít hold grudges. Memory not good enough. I know youíve been through it too. Are you better?

Mine never ends. Itís a lifelong thing. Give that a thought. Iím actually feeling quite strong right now. Note creative than ever.

And I will do my radio show. I will be playing this Friday live. (Good lord!) on line with video, audio via radio.

Maybe some other players will join me. Maybe not. Donít care. I might start giving lessons via Internet. But my gut says focus on cost reduction and coming out strong on the other side. Iím basically paying NOTHING except health insurance.

I actually feel blessed. But I often think death would be so much easier. The only thing that stops me is the pain I would cause to my family. I will endure everything for them.

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Thanks for that.

I'm not a fukken retard I'm a professional accountant.

I'm just not reading the book of your life.

PS: I hope you make it through this safely. As I do EVERYONE.
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Iím going to share something very personal. Iím sure some with less than stellar character will later use this against me. Thatís on them.

Iíve been fighting hella depression for 25 years. With most of your neurotransmitters created in your gut, depression is just about guaranteed with Crohns Disease.

I also have leukemia. Itís a damn miracle Iíve lived this long.

This causes some issues with my brain chemistry. But not sadness. Mostly fatigue.

But knowing your life is fragile and that your family will out live you is, frankly, depressing. Hiding from viruses 365 days a year is stressful. Waking up in the hospital 2-5x a year is frightening.

My dad taught me that ďyou can only do your best. If you can go to bed at night and truthfully say you did your best, all is good.Ē

I do my best. I may come back at someone who is insensitive, cruel or derogatory but Iím never one who instigates. Most of the time I just let it go.

What I hope is that we can be kinder to each other. Iíve had several people say incredibly insensitive things about me dying and it gets old.

There is something really wrong with anyone blessed with a healthy and strong body and mind ripping on those less fortunate. Itís a low blow that should never be used.

If you donít like something I say or post, try skipping the thread. Or put me on ignore.

But have some humility and some humanity. I donít let any of these challenges stop me. Iíve been shot, broke my back and pelvis in a car accident, came hours within dying on several occasions (once while delivering medical aid - oh the irony), and through it all I have a ďcan doĒ attitude. Had surgeries, crazy infections, medial mistakes requiring more surgeries, Iíve ruined my wifeís life as she has become a caretaker and Iím losing my eyesight rapidly.

She is happy to do it but I see the wear and tear. She didnít sign up for this.

I donít say any of this for sympathy.

I request that anyone reading this take a moment to reflect on what you have. I know some here have health problems. You will only get support from me.

For those who are lucky to have stability financially, good mental and physical health I donít expect you to understand. Just like I canít understand what is like to be able to go places and do the things you want to do. I canít comprehend feeling good. My fatigue is so extreme at times I canít go up the stairs.

I only want to work to support my family. I ask for no handouts. Most of my time is spent helping other people (musicians for example - although Iím changing my mind there. Too many pussies who donít want to work) - or doing free consulting for friends who need help but canít afford my fees. Or bringing medical aid to disaster areas amd war zones - otherwise Iím working 50 hours a week.

I vent here occasionally like everyone. There is no one to talk to around me. Iím the breadwinner who canít stay on my feet long enough to make progress. I have zero control over it.

Itís been 14 years of struggle. Yet, Iím not down and Iím not even unhappy. Iím just tired.

Part of me hopes I do get the virus. That will end my pain. If I didnít have a family who means everything to me, I would have swallowed a .45 long ago.

I live with this every day. When you say hurtful things it may be fun for you, but it is harmful. And you never know what someone might be going through.

Iím also not a fan of oppressive governments and I understand what the prescription is.

You see, it doesnít matter anymore to me. My days are numbered. Freedom is THE most important thing to me. If I die defending it, so be it. If people marginalize me because I fight, so be it. Iíll still fight for them.

This doesnít mean Iím taking up arms. It means I am not going to be silenced by the mini-totalitarians that think I should just take it and keep my mouth shut. I will speak my mind. I will expose tyranny. Let the chips fall where they may.

I will always promote freedom and call out the powers that be when they tread on it. You can choose differently. I wonít degrade you if you choose the safe route. Some things are bigger than us.

Good luck out there.

Iím sure few will read.

I don't think anyone wishes you ill Pete. You say things kinda f'd up sometimes. Thank your wife. Take care of you and your family while you can, and live man. You do not have to like the rules or anything else. Best of luck to you, and keep on trying. It is all any of us can do. Be well sir.
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Me, very sick.
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I do best I can.
Be thankful for your health and strength
White man speak with forked tongue
Me not sad
me not coward
You big muscles
I like poon


Meh. That was fairly simple. Now do a really difficult translation.....translate from English to Mrvette.

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I know beauty is in the eye's of the beholder but Damn, your wife's a dog.
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I don't think anyone wishes you ill Pete. You say things kinda f'd up sometimes. Thank your wife. Take care of you and your family while you can, and live man. You do not have to like the rules or anything else. Best of luck to you, and keep on trying. It is all any of us can do. Be well sir.
I know but I have to question the character of anyone who would use a disability against someone. I expect that from Chas and think anyone who does that is on the same level.
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