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  1. Thanks for taking a chance on the books oh Weasel from the wild side. Can I ask you a huge favour since it's real hard to get people to do this ... and leave a review on the books amazon.com page where you bought it ? Something that maybe suggests that my writing style is a little different ? I think it's one of the books strengths but I can't really tout that myself. Thanks again for taking a chance on me. https://www.amazon.com/Geof-Rey-Evans/e/B0181D1RBI?fbclid=IwAR0lKmMI2Hr1W__F_6Kh9T1U13Cb9UpMESonFONFYdcqC_Yau04x0BXqS6M
  2. Last update for a few weeks, unless a miracle happens. We haven't made a lot of progress but we have eliminated some things. The big issue is they haven't found the primary even after all these bloody scans. Getting a PET soon maybe that will find it. I'm about to get a full neck dissection but how much they remove depends on what they find. The surgeon told me in all honesty a lot depends on what he can see with his own eyes once he cuts me open. Things are going slowly in some respects because of financial considerations so there is no way in all that eternity can provide, that I will ever be able to thank all of you great people enough for the help you have given me. Right now it's a toss up between lymphoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Not sure which is the better outcome. It could they say be something else if the primary is found. Level 3 malignant has been confirmed, hey that's better than level 4 or 5 right ? They have ruled out the throat and lungs as a result of testing and those are the two most common primaries in my case so again ... it could be worse. I won't go on too much until I know more, perhaps my next update can wait until after the surgery coming up. I am reminded of a line from a song I wrote that might help you understand I'm still in this fight. "I crawl across the desert ... Drag myself through cut glass All because I don't know how to die."
  3. Thank you for that. We haven't made a lot of progress but we have eliminated some things. The big issue is they haven't found the primary even after all these bloody scans. Getting a PET soon maybe that will find it. I'm about to get a full neck dissection but how much they remove depends on what they find. The surgeon told me in all honesty a lot depends on what he can see with his own eyes once he cuts me open. Things are going slowly in some respects because of financial considerations so there is no way in all that eternity can provide, that I will ever be able to thank all of you great people enough for the help you have given me. Right now it's a toss up between lymphoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Not sure which is the better outcome. It could they say be something else if the primary is found. Level 3 malignant has been confirmed, hey that's better than level 4 or 5 right ? They have ruled out the throat and lungs as a result of testing and those are the two most common primaries in my case so again ... it could be worse. I won't go on too much until I know more, perhaps my next update can wait until after the surgery coming up. I am reminded of a line from a song I wrote that might help you understand I'm still in this fight. "I crawl across the desert ... Drag myself through cut glass All because I don't know how to die."
  4. Yeah the highest scoring squadron in the RAF in September 1940 when the Battle of Britain officially ended with the cancellation of Sealowe, was 303 Polish " Kosciuszko " squadron.
  5. Quick update on hospital exit first exploratory surgery. They changed it from the super major version they had planned for reasons I won't explain because it's kind of complicated. I probably get THAT surgery in 2 weeks. Unfortunately while I am stage 3 they can't find the primary (yet) but results from this surgery might pin point it when the lab gets all the results back next week. We're hoping. Good news : it isn't lung cancer and my lungs came back as all clear. OS 100% which is as good as the numbers go. It doesn't make sense to me as a long term smoker but there ya go, I'm a freak or something. Now we have to do one super expensive scan that they only do when the other 3 or 4 types fail to find the primary. Then the (they warned me) high risk neck dissection. Followed by 5 days a week chemo for 4 months. Oh this will be fun. But still not decided. That's the plan if the primary turns out to be the lymphatic nodes which is so rare that in both their surgical careers I would be the 5th patient ever to have that condition. So highly unlikely although they think a best case for me if it does. So for 2 more weeks I'm back at square one. Can only plan and prepare options no decisions to be made yet. As far as everything "normal" like living and stuff outside of the medical side of all this, how it's going to finish up I have no idea. I have to take a road trip while I still can, down to Houston to fix up my Oz citizenship stuff so that option can be pursued depending on what lies ahead. I have to be ready to not work again for at least half a year. That's daunting. Never mind, the universe will have a way. It always did before. Peace and love everyone, we're all we got so stick together. The huge support and critical (at this point) assistance you great people have provided so far have made it possible for me to get this far. I will never be able to thank you enough. You're all in my thoughts every day. I apologize if details seem a little vague but it seems to change with every procedure/visit/test/surgery so really good detail appears to be a hindsight thing rather than a predictable one. Provided I make the next 3 or 4 steps (and I will!) then maybe it will clear up some more. Ok I gotta go and dodge some more bullets now. !S! 2 PS: when you're walking through the flames don't forget to ask for a cold beer.
  6. Lymphoma. So far all we know is it's in the lymph nodes of my neck. The complete disappearance of all the fatty tissue from those nodes is a concern. We'll know more soon. Wouldn't be right if I didn't say "soon" now would it ?
  7. Well just got out. First procedure seemed pretty minor to me. We know a little more. Not nearly enough. Another visit in 5 days. So far, 2 of 5 nodes are abnormal. One of them very much so. It's grown quite a bit. That's all I got for now. In closing, yeah ... I would have thought in the last 50 years they'd have invented a better hospital frock.
  8. There are no words to describe your awesomeness, all of you. I will never be able to say thanks enough. First surgery tomorrow. Instead of a G string how about a hospital gown ?
  9. Good question Moz. I *think* that Kindle assumes the extra "coverage" of all the free downloads will get the author more notoriety thus leading to greater chance of viral "exposure" and that this warrants the reduced royalty the author receives. In truth I just write and hope like hell it goes somewhere. Bit like WWIIOL really. w00t ! PS: there is a "world wide fund" that Kindle divides up amongst authors to pay them for Kindle Unlimited downloads. I still don't quite get how it's algorithm works even though they periodically re-explain it to us.
  10. Hey it's a good read, you're going pretty slow. Stop working so hard. Leave a review when you're done and while you're at it, make it 5 star. You'll have to close the TE every 30 minutes anyway.
  11. An Australian library has copies ? I'd be amazed !
  12. Oh she's not the crazy one.
  13. I'm just off to bed but I really wanted to say thank you all again. The CRS GFM campaign has been hugely humbling. In the immediate sense it is of enormous assistance. I also just got an email with my Kindle report (amazon) and your rallying around my books has pushed one of them (book 1) from the 2 million mark in ranking to 50,000 in rank. The other one (book 2) from 3 million up to 63,000. This isn't how many were sold of course, just where they sit on the amazon "visibility" list. This is huge for me and helps push me into a more sustainable place in the market. Eventually maybe something more long term which is ... as I go into this weeks biopsy visit; something that lifts my spirits to a degree you cannot imagine. God willing I'll get book 3 done soon and finish the series. Your support in this small enterprise might become something that long term changes my entire life. It's not exactly "going viral" but your difference is making a huge difference to me. Just want you all to know how thankful I am, and how happy that this seemingly small thing you've done on amazon makes me. <S!> ... all of you. Now stop making me cry. http://amazon.com/author/geof.rey.evans?fbclid=IwAR0lKmMI2Hr1W__F_6Kh9T1U13Cb9UpMESonFONFYdcqC_Yau04x0BXqS6M
  14. I have to locate copies in good condition. I don't have any. If I can get a hold of copies in good condition I can put them into print again.
  15. Hey everyone. Just a quick "omg I don't believe it" drop by to say thanks for helping steel me for what lies ahead. It means more than I can ever put into words. This place was an enormous chunk of my life (as it is yours) and I could not be more grateful. If you're a reader of stories (I might go as far as to say good stories) you can help me a lot by going to the link below and generating some attention there. Other than that, thanks for everything and let the fight begin ! http://amazon.com/author/geof.rey.evans?fbclid=IwAR0lKmMI2Hr1W__F_6Kh9T1U13Cb9UpMESonFONFYdcqC_Yau04x0BXqS6M Oh and the Axis stuff is totally too uber. No it's not. Yes it is. Yo momma. Up yours gitface. Soon.