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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by BruceAndMaria BruceAndMaria wrote:

Originally posted by elizajay elizajay wrote:

Bruce, you have made a good choice there, the one that works for you!  I am so sorry that the treatment didnt work, but, if the option you have chosen allows you to continue visiting your beloved island for many more years then that is the best choice! We will see you in Kassiopi this July Bruce Beer xxxxxx
 
Lizzy my love, I don't get there till late on the 29th and there's only 30 days in July that means you and me would have to meet up on the Monday or Tuesday for a Beer.
 
Sorry folks should have said Lizzy husband and my Maria will be there...just incase anybody thought otherwiseCool.Embarrassed
 
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Bruce I know, we arranged that we would meet when I am over in Roda...ie from the 27th July until the 3rd August Big smile...hope we can keep that appointment with the metaxa bottle! xxxx
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 4:15pm
PS  there is 31.....in July.....I think???
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 4:17pm

 LOL You're right Elizajay - July does have 31 days Thumbs Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 4:22pm
Bruce your latest news is delivered with your customary optimism and bonhomie!

Hopefully you will make a good recovery to enable you to get to Kassiopi in July but if not you will be back soon enough I'm sure.  If it's September then you may even get to meet me when I'm on the Island. Now Bruce I got to tell you that is a real incentive to get better soon so you can holiday in July!!! Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 4:22pm
Oh Bruce, sorry to hear of your news. I'm sure you of all people will manage to get over this hurdle, with your great zest for life and wonderful sense of humour! I wish you all the very best, and of course to your Maria too.Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 4:44pm
So very sorry to hear your news Bruce. I'm sure your positive attitude and optimism will get you through the next stage. What better motivation could you have than your visit to Kassiopi to get you through it. Hoping that you can make it in July. Hoping all goes well for you Bruce.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 5:16pm
Bruce Im sorry to hear your news mateUnhappy but you have got to do what suits you best and Im sure you have thought long and hard about your options and have come to the right decision. Im slightly worried about this pipe over the balcony senario, will have to take umberellas to Kassiopi just in case!!Shocked Take care and keep us updated on how youe getting on...julesxxxHeart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 1:47am
Best Wishes from me too Hug
 
And if you do have to postpone your holiday, in my opinion Kassiopi is great in mid to late September.Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 2:53am
I hope that I am never in a position to have to take a decision like that Bruce and I hope it all works out well for you.

I'll have to have a word with Kosta about the drink measures for you and get him to reduce them, to increase the time you can spend at the bar between bag servicing
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 3:11am

OK Angela and Lizzy, there's no need to gloat...I was only thinking that as 2012 was a leap year there would only be 30 days in July this year..but my Maria pointed out to me that only applies to February. (her exact words were  "Silly Censored")..

Cheers guys for all your love and I know I'll make a success of this...I won't be the first to have it done and I certainly won't be the last..we have to accept what God doles out to us in this life and then make the best of it we can.Handshake 
 
This will crack you up guys, I carry a donor card in my wallet...Lets hope some poor sod doesn't require a bladder when it's my time to meet my Maker..because they are going to be very disappointed, ain't they LOLLOLLOL
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 3:30am
Originally posted by C4owner C4owner wrote:

I hope that I am never in a position to have to take a decision like that Bruce and I hope it all works out well for you.

I'll have to have a word with Kosta about the drink measures for you and get him to reduce them, to increase the time you can spend at the bar between bag servicing
 
 
Dave..Thanks mate for that, and it will work out just fineThumbs Up
 
And has for asking Kostas to reduce the measure's of Metaxa, please don't..because the amount of Metaxa I drink of a night will not get flushed away now..I'll just pop upstairs from the bar and change the bag and keep the full 100% 5* Metaxa one for later onClapClapClapBeer
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 4:05am
Sorry to hear your treatment was unsuccessfull but it was worth a try & I'm sure your decision is the right one as it will mean a complete success & you will be home & 'dry'!!  Hope you will be fit & well for your holiday which I'm sure you will!  Sue x
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 4:20am
Big smile Jules, I love it!  You can just picture the scene now - tourist walking down the road and then saying "how is it raining - there's not a cloud in the sky!" and one of us old timers replying "that's not rain, that's Bruce emptying his pipe"! LOLLOLLOL
 
Bruce, if you have more than 100 mls coming BACK from Corfu - do you think you'll get arrested being over the limit of Metaxa you can bring back into the UK! Beer  You'll not mind though if they ask you to taste it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 4:26am
All the best from us here as well Bruce.
Sounds like you have made the correct choice, I know a few people criticise the NHS but they do a fantastic job, you'll be in good hands.
Have a great holiday.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 5:00am
You know what ..you are a loverly bunch of people, and how can I fail to get well with all that love and kindness thats coming this way....Heartyou all
 
 
 
This is funny, you know when they throw all those medical names and terms at you at the hospital you wonder what they are on about....well the consultant mention this one word and I wondered why he put the word  "DOCTOR" in front of it..afterwards I was speaking to the Macmillan nurse  and I ask her what it meant..was it a medical term or was it something inside of me.
 
LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL No she said laughing it's the surgeons name who will be removing your bladder.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 5:30am
Hi Bruce, I am sorry the treatment not worked, but sure you made right choice. Have several friends who cope really well with them, and live full lifes. I am sure it will take more than this to get you down Bruce, you have a fantastic sense of humour, its what has got us through one of the worst years of our lifes. Lifes a roller coaster, hang on and enjoy the ride, out of bad usually comes good, look at all the love and support you have on here, and I am sure off all your family and friend. Keep on rocking BruceBig smileBig smile Lol Ann xxx
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 3:05pm
Sorry to hear your news Bruce, and I hope you get over your op soon and enjoy your holiday in Kassiopi.You know your own body better than anyone and I am sure you have made the right choice. I am sure with your strong sense of humour and positive thinking you will soon be on the mend and I feel sorry for those poor nurses who will be looking after your after care, they won't know when you are joking or being serious. Mr Rixy had prostate cancer it will have been 5 years in April and thankfully his treatment worked. Would you pass on our love to Maria I know how she must be feeling   xxSmileHug
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 3:18pm
Bruce, I suffer horribly with dash to the loo syndromeConfused I actually have three kidneys (Im a wierdo) so do tend to have more visits than the average person. After last years traumatic start to our holiday one of our first places at Gatwick was to stop for a very large coffeeDisapprove OH BOY did I regret it!! I believe I must have visited the ladies probably 5 times before the gate was called and then even had to pit stop on the way to the gate and then at least 3 times on the plane, I was starting to get funny looks from other passengers. By the time we got to Corfu I still had to make the trip to the smelly airport loo down the stairs...eughhhh gross!!! Tongue in cheek but at least you wont have to do the smelly Corfu loo!!..take care..Heart julesxx
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 4:27pm
Sorry for not telling you all this ..My Maria said thanks to all of you lovely people and when I teach her how to use this computer..she'll have a chat with you herself...Cry
 
By the way Rixy, Thanks, you have just reminded me...They also told me while they are removing my bladder they will also remove my prostate..
 
 
God there won't be a lot left of me at this rate will there..I'll have to pin a note to my donor card explaining what I do have left inside Thumbs Up  this is in addition to 1 middle finger missing, most of my hair, no teeth.. and something else Embarrassed 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2012 at 6:13am
Just thought you may like to know..the Macmillan nurse rang me this morning..she has managed to to get me a appointment this afternoon to see the surgeon who's going do the business on me old bladder and prostate, now all I have to do is to persuade this gentleman that it is imperative he does it as soon as possible because of my holiday in Kassiopi.Thumbs Up
 
I'll Let you know this evening whats what.
 
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