I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
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22-06-2015, 07:19 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(22-06-2015 02:30 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  I havent been on the forum lately and just caught up on this thread.

Sending some love and hugs your way. Heart

I am happy to see you are still out and about town. Feel the sun onyour face and the breeze in your hair. Enjoy the beauty of nature while you can before the docs get you checked back in to their hotel.


I am glad I got to know you, Dale, you have really touched my life and my heart.

Best wishes for you friend,
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Rhonda.


Thanks so much Rhonda.

I awoke very early, at 3.00 and that was when last I posted. I fell back to sleep about 5 and was woken about 9.45 by my dear friend, Ken, in the US. Ken is a retired professional drummer who runs his own drum company and sponsors me. Over the years we have become the best of friends. He is very very worried about me. He would call while I was going through the very worst of the chemo in hospital and has spoken to me while I was tripping out. He fights back the tears but I could hear him.

I have had two missed calls leaving "private number" on my phone. I suspect it is the hospital. I will have to give them a call.

One of Australia's best drummers rang and wants to have lunch at a nearby cafe. It is 11.12am now so I expect him to call soon.

I have yet another book to take into hospital. My old flame bought it for me as a present before arriving yesterday. A novel, Funny girl, by Nick Hornby. Hornby wrote a novel called About a boy, that was made into a film with Hugh Grant. Apparently it is quite funny.

Dom thanks mate. Yes parking would have been a nightmare and I do not trust myself to deal with Sydney traffic at present.

Thanks Woof. You were here in Newton? When?

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22-06-2015, 11:33 PM (This post was last modified: 22-06-2015 11:40 PM by Banjo.)
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
Well I just had an interesting brunch with my dad and one of Sydney's leading jazz drummers. Strange conversation indeed. Big Grin

Taso's dad called and is coming over. I have a brand new drum kit here, one of the best in the world (hand made) that I want him to mind for me. He already has four of my kits and 100+ collectable snare drums of mine. Plus most of my enormous percussion collection. If anything happens to me I want Taso to have my collection. It will serve him well during his career. This will also help clear some space in my small flat.

His dad said "Don't talk like that." I said "We have to be realistic too."

Anyway, here are some shots of me with Tony the drummer and my old man at the cafe. Not Campos, but closer for me to get to, and not bad at all. Smile

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23-06-2015, 03:45 AM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
Well it turned out to be a busy evening. Taso's dad came over and collected what drums were left in my flat. I now have more room than before.

Taso's dad invited me to a rehearsal this Friday evening. I really hope I am not in hospital. I want to see this band and watch my student kill it. Hopefully the doctors will knock their heads together a little longer. Just 4 more days is all I want. That'll get me into hospital on Saturday. After seeing the band I don't care. I just want to see it. To be frank, I am worried I may die and never see it. But oh well. One must do one's best.

My beloved nephew finally got in contact by coming over and taking me to dinner. It was nice to see him and get to spend more than an hour with him. He asked about treatments and such. I told him the last I heard stem cell transplant was what would be tried. I also told him of the dangers when he asked. After the meal he said he hopes for many more. I agreed! Smile

My nephew and I. The second photo taken on his iphone. Man iphones have shit cameras!

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My dinner. Beer battered john dory fillets. Yum. And a glass of chardonnay. Smile

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23-06-2015, 06:17 PM
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Hi Banjo.
Some decades since I went through Newtown.
Lived for a while in Kings Cross.
Good to see at least some of the old history has not been replaced with boxes.
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23-06-2015, 08:36 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(23-06-2015 06:17 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  Hi Banjo.
Some decades since I went through Newtown.
Lived for a while in Kings Cross.
Good to see at least some of the old history has not been replaced with boxes.

Okay wow. Newtown has really changed since 20 years ago. It used to be full of criminals, drug addicts etc. Now it is very clean and more upmarket.

Kings Cross has also changed recently due to new licencing laws enforcing closure of pubs and nightclubs by a certain time. Whereas it used to be 24 hours open time. Too much violence due to alcohol forced this. As a result the Cross is far more quiet.

My brother has returned from Thailand and is planning to visit me this afternoon. It is 12.35pm now.

Still no word from the hospital.....

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23-06-2015, 10:51 PM
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Much love, brotha Banjy. Thinking of you ... for what it's worth.
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23-06-2015, 11:15 PM
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Thinking of you Banjo, you're a real inspiration. If I ever were to go through something like this, I hope I could face it with half the courage you have.

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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23-06-2015, 11:38 PM
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(23-06-2015 10:51 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Much love, brotha Banjy. Thinking of you ... for what it's worth.

Thanks mate. Much appreciated.

My brother, sister in law and niece just left. My niece was jumping all over me again. All of them jet lagged. I appreciate their effort. Little Grace played one of my frame drums. She was quite creative. Smile

The hospital finally rang. I have a meeting with my specialist tomorrow at 10.00 am. I gather options will be discussed. At least I have not been admitted and may get to attend Friday's rehearsal as mentioned earlier.

I'll be honest with you. I am feeling a bit low today. I can feel the disease in my body and it has made me very weak. This is what happens as the cancer cells take over within one's bone marrow and blood. Your body gets starved of oxygen and red and white cells. It makes it tough to move. For example, I want a cup of bonox, but the kitchen and kettle are ten feet away.

I will make that cup of bonox though. I just have to do my best and keep my spirits up.

I am gonna prove I can get to the kettle! Hang on.

5 minutes later. I did it! Big Grin

Another leading Australian drummer came over and stayed for about 90 minutes. That was nice. I had not seen him for a while.

My nephew texted me. He will come by tonight. I will be very pleased to see him.

I am wondering what my doctor will say tomorrow. It is hard not to. I am trying not to worry. I'll be honest, it is not easy. I am worried. Trying not to be...

Damn and blast it!

Sorry everyone. I must sound like a miserable bastard.

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23-06-2015, 11:41 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(23-06-2015 11:15 PM)morondog Wrote:  Thinking of you Banjo, you're a real inspiration. If I ever were to go through something like this, I hope I could face it with half the courage you have.

Thanks mate but I feel I am trying and failing today. I am just tired I think.

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23-06-2015, 11:45 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(23-06-2015 11:41 PM)Banjo Wrote:  
(23-06-2015 11:15 PM)morondog Wrote:  Thinking of you Banjo, you're a real inspiration. If I ever were to go through something like this, I hope I could face it with half the courage you have.

Thanks mate but I feel I am trying and failing today. I am just tired I think.

Pretty sure anyone would take strain. No shame in admitting that. I just like your positive attitude Smile

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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