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  1. Fatman

    Celebration of Life

    This is Lisa's John's wife. There will be a Celebration of Life for John on December 28th from 2:00 -5:00 pm at the Stone Brewery World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido, CA. If you are able to attend please RSVP to me (so that I can make sure we have enough room), via this thread!
  2. Fatman

    Brief update

    It's Lisa again, the lady that hangs out with the Fatman. You folks are wonderful! John has had a slough of get well cards and wishes and it has certainly brightened his day! He's read them all and we have them posted around his man cave. Thank you so much for thinking of him and letting him...
  3. Fatman

    Brief update

    This is John's sort of significant other, the old battleax, etc. The doc was able to remove the tumor. But it's a Glioblastoma. The worst and meanest of the brain tumors out there. He is regaining some motor skills on his right side and his speech is pretty much messed, but every day he makes...
  4. Fatman

    Brief update

    Do not go gentle into that good night Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953 Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do...
  5. Fatman

    Brief update

    Never stop doing good things, to whoever you meet. That is the best thing you can do! Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised to anyone, live in the now and do good things!
  6. Fatman

    Brief update

    Thanks for the kind words! Surgery is tomorrow, the over prognosis is not good. We will just have to see what cards are dealt to me!
  7. Fatman

    Beard Product

    Give it a trial run, hope you like it!
  8. Fatman

    Brief update

    So it looks like surgery is Tuesday! My new Neurosurgeon is being pretty aggressive.  For some context the 1st image is from Aug 14th, when the tumor was discovered, and the 2nd image is from Nov 2nd and the 3rd image is just another image for more context . So in 11 weeks, give or take, it has...
  9. Fatman

    Beard Product

    Given as we bearded fellows get bent over the barrel by the beard grooming market, I actually use this product Argan oil  I find the scent mild and non offensive. I have tried a lot of products, and have found it to be a great value for my money. YMMV
  10. Fatman

    Brief update

    I had another MRI today. My tumor has grown from .9cm to 4cm since it was discovered Aug 14th. There is some positive news, there is no midline shift, and very subtle mass effect. I have an appointment with the Neurosurgeon on Monday, and hope for surgery in the near future! So basically it...
  11. Fatman

    Secret Santa 2017 - BOB's Tenth (Wow!)

    I am seriously bummed that I can't participate this year.
  12. Fatman

    Happy birthday Fatman!

    Thank you for the Birthday wishes! I am 10 weeks into my illness, and still with no definite diagnosis, nor a treatment plan. I am no longer working, will be attending physical therapy to learn what mobility aid will help me get around better. I have had a couple of falls, one down the bottom...
  13. Fatman

    Randy Wiley Pipes?

    I sent a Wiley pipe in my lot to Blue Room Briars, it was one of my favorites and I picked it up in the mid 80s in Jacksonville Fl. Keep an eye out for when they list it.
  14. Fatman

    Fun, fun fun!

    Thanks all! It has been an interesting journey so far.
  15. Fatman

    Fun, fun fun!

    Got some great news today. I am now all set up for my MRI Spectroscopy scan. I am pretty keen to get the ball rolling with whatever the treatment plan will be! On a side note, I have developed a bit if expressive aphasia, and it is pretty comical to listen to my try to have a conversation ;)
  16. Fatman

    He has arrived!

    Congratulations on your new addition!
  17. Fatman

    Update and stuff

    Hey gang, I should be getting some boxes out in the mail tomorrow, for some of the people I have contacted about tobacco. Having some things to do seems to help a bit, and I apologize for the delay. I have a couple of cardiology appointments in the morning, and plan on dropping by neurology and...
  18. Fatman

    Summer's Spectacular Spectral Strafe of Someone

    Jim, it is well deserved destruction!!
  19. Fatman

    Askwith Kake

    Hey all, with GQ Tobaccos no longer producing this blend, I was curious if anyone had tried it and their impression. I may, or may not, have a fair amount.
  20. Fatman

    Summer's Spectacular Spectral Strafe of Someone

    My agent is putting the package in the mail mid morning.
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