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PeterSibley
08-25-2017, 05:12 PM
I've just passed a personal landmark, 18 months post craniotomy and feeling fine. My surgeon gave me and the man in the bed beside mine 12 to 18 months so it's very pleasant to prove her wrong. I haven't had a bad day through radiation or chemo.... I've been very lucky. The man in the bed besides mine is still OK too.
I appreciate the thing (GBM4) will probably kill me eventually but so far so good !

You're stuck with me for a while longer ! :D

Peerie Maa
08-25-2017, 05:14 PM
Great news, keep on keeping on.

amish rob
08-25-2017, 05:15 PM
Get to work, then, Mate! :)

I am as pleased as anyone to hear.

I will continue to send good thoughts daily. So keep that protective headgear on, eh? Haha.

Peace,
Robert

S.V. Airlie
08-25-2017, 05:16 PM
Great Peter!

Jimmy W
08-25-2017, 05:16 PM
Good news, Peter. Keep it up.

LeeG
08-25-2017, 05:32 PM
Good news Peter, I had good news checking in w the doctor today. Not anywhere as monumental as your path but where I'm at a relief.

skuthorp
08-25-2017, 05:37 PM
Good news Peter, I'll pencil you in for Hobart 2019.

Phil Y
08-25-2017, 05:38 PM
Happy to be stuck with you for as long as you want to hang around. Happy anniversary or whatever you call the 18 month milestone.

PeterSibley
08-25-2017, 05:44 PM
Good news Peter, I'll pencil you in for Hobart 2019.

That would be good Jeff !

CWSmith
08-25-2017, 05:45 PM
That's great news, Peter! I hope every day is great!

Yeadon
08-25-2017, 05:46 PM
Good work

Glen Longino
08-25-2017, 05:46 PM
Thanks for the very good news, Pete!

Chip-skiff
08-25-2017, 05:48 PM
Jesus and Mary! It's only your brain that's crook.

Quite a number of us here on the Forum seem to get by without one. Y:o

hawkeye54
08-25-2017, 06:05 PM
Happy to be stuck with you for as long as you want to hang around. Happy anniversary or whatever you call the 18 month milestone.
*** Plus 1 for me, too, Peter

Rum_Pirate
08-25-2017, 06:07 PM
I've just passed a personal landmark, 18 months post craniotomy and feeling fine. My surgeon gave me and the man in the bed beside mine 12 to 18 months so it's very pleasant to prove her wrong. I haven't had a bad day through radiation or chemo.... I've been very lucky. The man in the bed besides mine is still OK too.
I appreciate the thing (GBM4) will probably kill me eventually but so far so good !

You're stuck with me for a while longer ! :D

I, and I'm sure everyone else does, would like you to stick around for a whole lot longer.

John of Phoenix
08-25-2017, 06:09 PM
Great news, buddy!

outofthenorm
08-25-2017, 06:10 PM
The best possible sort of news, Peter. Well done!

Keith Wilson
08-25-2017, 06:11 PM
Good news! None of will us get out of here alive, but we're definitely glad you've still around. Y>

CK 17
08-25-2017, 06:19 PM
I've just passed a personal landmark, 18 months post craniotomy and feeling fine. My surgeon gave me and the man in the bed beside mine 12 to 18 months so it's very pleasant to prove her wrong. I haven't had a bad day through radiation or chemo.... I've been very lucky. The man in the bed besides mine is still OK too.
I appreciate the thing (GBM4) will probably kill me eventually but so far so good !

You're stuck with me for a while longer ! http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/smilies/icon10.pngSo happy to read this!

Stiletto
08-25-2017, 06:23 PM
Glad to hear it Peter, all the best!

TomF
08-25-2017, 06:26 PM
Peter? Simply grand. So pleased.

JimD
08-25-2017, 06:26 PM
Good to hear, Peter. It's never over til it's over, as they say.

bob winter
08-25-2017, 06:28 PM
Good news!

webishop14
08-25-2017, 06:31 PM
You're stuck with me for a while longer ! :D

I can think of worse things. Carry on, live until you die, just like everyone else.

leikec
08-25-2017, 06:34 PM
Wonderful news, Peter!

Jeff C

sharpiefan
08-25-2017, 06:38 PM
The Longer,The Better! Congratulations!

David G
08-25-2017, 06:55 PM
Great news, keep on keeping on.

This. Indeed, this!

Gerarddm
08-25-2017, 06:57 PM
Pleased to hear of this, Peter. Avanti!

Jim Mahan
08-25-2017, 07:09 PM
That's good news, Peter.

Here's an interesting story from our National Public Radio.

This Musician Played His Saxophone While in Surgery


"He realized at that point that his brain had recovered completely,"

.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/25/545710598/this-music-teacher-played-his-saxophone-while-in-brain-surgery (http://forum.woodenboat.com/.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/25/545710598/this-music-teacher-played-his-saxophone-while-in-brain-surgery)

RFNK
08-25-2017, 07:11 PM
Excellent!

Rick

Canoez
08-25-2017, 07:13 PM
Peter, we're happy to be stuck with you. :d

Have the doctors been following up with scans? MRI or the like? (FYI : SWMBO has had so many scans, she now has a T-Shirt that reads : "If I have one more scan, I'm either going to glow in the dark or stick to the fridge")

Canoez
08-25-2017, 07:14 PM
That's good news, Peter.

Here's an interesting story from our National Public Radio.

This Musician Played His Saxophone While in Surgery



.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/25/545710598/this-music-teacher-played-his-saxophone-while-in-brain-surgery (http://forum.woodenboat.com/.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/25/545710598/this-music-teacher-played-his-saxophone-while-in-brain-surgery)

Heard that on my way home tonight. Somehow, I don't think the surgeon would want Peter cutting timbers or pouring lead in the OR.

Garret
08-25-2017, 08:08 PM
Heard that on my way home tonight. Somehow, I don't think the surgeon would want Peter cutting timbers or pouring lead in the OR.

But we'd expect nothing less. Great news!

Rich Jones
08-25-2017, 08:13 PM
That's wonderful news!

L.W. Baxter
08-25-2017, 08:14 PM
...I haven't had a bad day through radiation or chemo....

As if we didn't already suspect you are tougher than the rest!

George Jung
08-25-2017, 09:53 PM
Give'em hell, Peter! Good news.

BrianW
08-25-2017, 11:10 PM
That's excellent news Peter!

I'm so happy for you, and happy you'll be around for the day when we can visit in person.

You're on my bucket list, so be there dammit. :D

Bobcat
08-25-2017, 11:13 PM
Great news!

john welsford
08-25-2017, 11:24 PM
I've just passed a personal landmark, 18 months post craniotomy and feeling fine. My surgeon gave me and the man in the bed beside mine 12 to 18 months so it's very pleasant to prove her wrong. I haven't had a bad day through radiation or chemo.... I've been very lucky. The man in the bed besides mine is still OK too.
I appreciate the thing (GBM4) will probably kill me eventually but so far so good !

You're stuck with me for a while longer ! :D

So good to hear! I was hoping that Denny and I will be able to come and impose upon your hospitality for a few hours sometime and now that seems much more likely!

John Welsford

Arizona Bay
08-26-2017, 12:12 AM
Y>Y> Excellent!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SIkoGIQuww

Ted Hoppe
08-26-2017, 12:28 AM
this is good news. i too look forward to us intersecting on a shared meal or crazy adventure.

PeterSibley
08-26-2017, 01:57 AM
Heard that on my way home tonight. Somehow, I don't think the surgeon would want Peter cutting timbers or pouring lead in the OR.

Interestingly enough I asked the chemo oncologist at our first meeting what kind of activities I could engage in, he said "Just go home and do what ever you usually do", "I said I was planning a 24 foot yacht", "Fine ", he said ,"go for it".

I haven't started yet, chemo fatigue has slowed me a bit but if my next MRI comes up clear I'll reconsider.

brucemoffatt
08-26-2017, 04:05 AM
This thread is worth a trip to the bilge. Great news mate, very glad to read it.

Sent from my ZTE T610 using Tapatalk

Spin_Drift
08-26-2017, 04:14 AM
That's wonderful news, Peter. I'm so happy for you.

Sending you love and light from the other side of the world

RFNK
08-26-2017, 06:45 AM
Oh for goodness' sake! Does this mean I have to get David to set aside that lead again?

Rick

PeterSibley
08-26-2017, 06:49 AM
No, not yet ..... but maybe. :D

Lew Barrett
08-26-2017, 08:34 AM
Good news, Peter!

Paul Pless
08-26-2017, 08:39 AM
I've just passed a personal landmark, 18 months post craniotomy and feeling fine. My surgeon gave me and the man in the bed beside mine 12 to 18 months so it's very pleasant to prove her wrong. I haven't had a bad day through radiation or chemo.... I've been very lucky. The man in the bed besides mine is still OK too.
I appreciate the thing (GBM4) will probably kill me eventually but so far so good !

You're stuck with me for a while longer ! :D
This means you're gonna start building that boat, right?

Norman Bernstein
08-26-2017, 09:35 AM
Peter, as a result of this thread, I did a bunch of Googling about GBM4, and was surprised, and pleased, to read that there are many examples of people living long beyond their doctor's initial estimates of 'time remaining'.... including several who were first diagnosed in 2006 and 2008, had the usual surgery/radiation/chemotherapy, and are asymptomatic today. Perhaps the disease is not 'beatable' in the conventional sense... but it seems clear that it's not automatically a short term sentence.

So it goes, with other forms of cancers. My Mom was operated on for colon cancer 13 years ago, and was presumed 'cured'... until the cancer recurred this past May, and she passed away. Those 13 years were wonderful ones, and she had just reached her 93rd birthday the week before she passed.

As is often said, none of us get out of here alive.... but every additional week, month, and year is a blessing... and my hope is that you have many additional weeks, months, and years, before your ticket is up. Best of luck to you!

amish rob
08-26-2017, 09:50 AM
This means you're gonna start building that boat, right?

See post #3. :D

Funny, Peter and I are at similar stages with consecutive boats.:) Both have one about to go on a trailer, and both are dreaming of gaff yawls next.

Thank you for the inspiration, Peter. And the plans. Wood drying shed was "completed" yesterday, so I can start snickering wood in the next few weeks... :)

Peace,
Robert

oznabrag
08-26-2017, 10:09 AM
Ain' nothin like a spot of good news to brighten yer day.

Thanks for the update, Mr. Sibley.

You're a champion.

oznabrag
08-26-2017, 10:10 AM
See post #3. :D

Funny, Peter and I are at similar stages with consecutive boats.:) Both have one about to go on a trailer, and both are dreaming of gaff yawls next.

Thank you for the inspiration, Peter. And the plans. Wood drying shed was "completed" yesterday, so I can start snickering wood in the next few weeks... :)

Peace,
Robert

God, I love a good typo! :D

amish rob
08-26-2017, 10:12 AM
God, I love a good typo! :D

Typo? $.60 a board/foot? Nope, I'll be snickering. :) Oh, wait, the fir is $.90.

And, I'm leaving the typo. It IS funny, huh?

Peace,
Robert

John Meachen
08-26-2017, 03:14 PM
Its good to read some positive news and I hope we will have more of it in the future.

Vince Brennan
08-26-2017, 03:58 PM
Finastkind, Sibley! Keep it up!

PeterSibley
08-26-2017, 04:42 PM
So good to hear! I was hoping that Denny and I will be able to come and impose upon your hospitality for a few hours sometime and now that seems much more likely!

John Welsford

That would be great John !

PeterSibley
08-26-2017, 04:43 PM
That's excellent news Peter!

I'm so happy for you, and happy you'll be around for the day when we can visit in person.

You're on my bucket list, so be there dammit. :D

and you too Brian !BY:DY>

Harry Miller
08-26-2017, 04:50 PM
This is great news. Most days I drive by a little street called Sibley Av. So I'm often thinking of how you are doing. Keep on truckin'

C. Ross
08-26-2017, 04:50 PM
Great news. Thanks for the update Peter. It seems like you are really living life well, my invisible friend.

McMike
08-26-2017, 04:51 PM
Great news Peter!!!

PeterSibley
08-26-2017, 04:52 PM
I'm loving every day Cris, there's nothing like a brain cancer for making one appreciate every day! |:)

johnw
08-26-2017, 05:01 PM
We're so glad you're still with us!