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Dottleman

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Age : 51
Location : Colorado
Registration date : 2011-08-07

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:13 pm

Tom,
Although I haven't met you, I will keep you in m thoughts and hope for a speedy convalescence. Brothers of Briar are few in number so each must be considered family. I look forward to a pic of you digging in to that bag of unobtanium!

All my best,
-Stu
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TMacphersonNH

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Age : 51
Location : New Hope, PA
Registration date : 2013-11-25

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:48 pm

Hey Gang. We received my results back today and they were much worse than we hoped. We will discuss next steps early this week and figure out if there is a path forward. While disappointing it wasn't actually a complete surprise. We agreed that I'd like to try any option that might work and still provide a modicum of a comfort level. For now I will head home and enjoy a bowlful of Thomas' Blend in my new Peter Matzhold. I feel completely at peace even though the thought of missing so many tobaccos and laughs with family and friends will keep me getting up each morning and battling it out. Sorry for a downer of an update but just wanted to let everyone know what's happening. Talk soon. - Tom

P.S. Forgot to thank you Stu for your kind note. It is much appreciated!
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puros_bran
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:24 am

Still pulling for ya ole boy. Keep your chin down and keep swinging!!!
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nismo270r

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Age : 38
Location : Northern KY
Registration date : 2011-03-22

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:05 pm

You've got a whole community FAMILY cheering you on in your corner. Keep on giving it hell Champ!
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:20 pm

Tough to hear that kind of news, TMac...still, if there's a fight to be fought, we're all behind you. I've never found the "right" thing to say in these situations, but I'm pulling for you, all the same. Keep us posted...hell, even if you just need a sounding board to let loose on, we're all here for you.
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Stick

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Age : 47
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:33 pm

Ah poo, Tom. I don't know what to say at times like these. I'm sending a sincere smile your way right now and a 'man hug' to go with it. As others have said, we're right here behind you...

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Brewdude

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Age : 65
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:46 pm

Tom, you've consistently displayed a positive attitude all throughout your trials and it seems you've hung onto that yet again. I'm not sure I'd be in the same place as you considering the circumstances.

I'm honoured that you've chosen to share this with us, and we'll be here if you need anything publicly or privately. You have only to ask.

In peace my brother.


Cheers,

RR
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TMacphersonNH

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Age : 51
Location : New Hope, PA
Registration date : 2013-11-25

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:57 pm

Thank you everyone. It's remarkable how a group people - who I've never met - can provide so much love and support. Ever since I joined BoB there has always been such welcoming spirit. Endless acts of generosity happen on a daily basis. People treat each other with respect and consideration. And most of all I have learned so much from everyone of you - about tobacco, pipes, and even life. So thanks for keeping up that extraordinarily special atmosphere. I'm not done yet - not by a long shot. So I hope to be able to still be part of this community for a very long, long time. Thanks again.
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fsu92john

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Age : 47
Location : Orlando, FL
Registration date : 2014-01-24

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:18 pm

As the others have said, Tom, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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puros_bran
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:32 pm

TMacphersonNH wrote:
Thank you everyone. It's remarkable how a group people - who I've never met - can provide so much love and support..... So I hope to be able to still be part of this community for a very long, long time. Thanks again.

Don't kid yourself.. You are the only one that's actually paid the Annual Dues we so often joke about.. We are just trying to keep you around for the profit of the thing. Razz
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Wet Dottle

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Location : Littleton, CO
Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:41 pm

I'm really sorry to hear about your struggles, Tom. Hope you can find inner peace and contentment in these darkest moments. Best wishes to you and your family.
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TMacphersonNH

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Age : 51
Location : New Hope, PA
Registration date : 2013-11-25

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:25 pm

Wet Dottle wrote:
I'm really sorry to hear about your struggles, Tom. Hope you can find inner peace and contentment in these darkest moments. Best wishes to you and your family.

Thank you sir! I choose to think these are exquisite times which bring everything into focus and clarity. I'm ready to get started on whatever is my next steps - medical or otherwise. Thanks again.
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Dottleman

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PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:47 pm

I'm so sorry Tom.

All my best,
-Stu
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TMacphersonNH

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Location : New Hope, PA
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PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:44 pm

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know I will begin a new treatment regimen tomorrow. It's a combo schedule of the new PD1 and a third line TK inhibitor (for all you medical people out there). Obviously at this stage response is not great but I'm excited to get started and see what we can do. Will touch base over the weekend to fill everybody in. Thanks so much for all your notes. It means a lot. - Tom
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nismo270r

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Age : 38
Location : Northern KY
Registration date : 2011-03-22

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:27 pm

TMacphersonNH wrote:
Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know I will begin a new treatment regimen tomorrow. It's a combo schedule of the new PD1 and a third line TK inhibitor (for all you medical people out there). Obviously at this stage response is not great but I'm excited to get started and see what we can do. Will touch base over the weekend to fill everybody in. Thanks so much for all your notes. It means a lot. - Tom

All the best to you Tom! Odds and statistics be damned, you're a fighter! Godspeed sir!
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Thomas Tkach

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Age : 30
Location : North Dakota
Registration date : 2010-11-24

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:45 pm

I've just said a prayer and hope you will be doing better. I noticed you're from New Hope. I live a block off Old York Rd...40 minutes away just north of Philly, but just passed through New Hope on Sunday. Sometimes the world seems small. Again, I pray this new round of treatment will be beneficial.
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puros_bran
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Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:58 pm

Good News Tom.. Prove 'em wrong!


Thomas, the world is incredibly small in our day and age.. We live in exciting times.
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Registration date : 2008-07-02

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:50 pm

Best of luck to you. We're cheering you on in this challenge.

PB is going to return your annual dues,,, lol!

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Stick

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Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

PostSubject: Re: Checking In   Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:18 am

Onwards Tom. Thinking of you old chap.

Pip pip.

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