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Old 09-21-2018, 07:39 AM   #11941
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Charlie, my condolences on the death of your father.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:49 AM   #11942
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Our family on my father's side lost my uncle and my dad (4 years ago) to pancreatic cancer. Also our grandmother to breast cancer which spread, and an aunt is currently fighting breast cancer that has spread.



We are now (that generation and my generation and eventually my children's generation) will be getting genetic testing for mutations which may cause these cancers. The geneticist says it is possible all of these cancers are the result of the same mutation, possible, and there are other mutations that can be at work here too.


I bring this up to you, because catching it early and being aware can possibly help your family as it is helping ours.



Through color.com tests (other companies too) can be run to test for these mutations. Once a first degree relative has a mutation, insurance companies do at times pay for the genetic testing on the relatives. When my father died, a vial of blood was frozen, and now can be tested. Then our generation will get tested if it is a possibility.


Again, sorry for your loss. Grief can be so difficult. God Bless you and yours.


Thank you. I appreciate that tip. I actually was thinking about that.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:10 AM   #11943
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Not sure if this is the right place, but I donít know where to put this. Itís not really a vent either. My father past away after battling pancreatic cancer. The suffering is over.
I'm so sorry for you and your family. It's a bit of a cliche to say that he is out of his suffering now but it's true.

I'm going to Church on Sunday (I don't go very often) so I'll slip a prayer in for your Dad and your family. I know you aren't Christian but it's the same God when all is said and done.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:39 AM   #11944
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Charlie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a parent is a very difficult time.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:56 AM   #11945
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This is the petty vents thread...right?

I bought some Sai Baba Nag Champa insense sticks online. The worlds favorite. Anyways, there's lots of knock offs being sold. I fell for such. (Chinese knockoff). eBay bought.

Side Note: There's a key plant additive that's just not available now in the making of Nag Champa... for all those who say Sai Baba Nag Champa is not the same anymore, it's not that. It's just that that plant additive is too rare now. Current authentic Sai Baba Nag Champa is still better than the Chinese knock off sticks I received. I got burned. The box looks authentic and all, but the sticks are thin and aren't very aromatic. They go out half way down the stick. I received Chinese counterfeit merchandise, the eBay price was too good to pass up.
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:24 PM   #11946
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Right now, my rant is about F bombs in movies. Ok, every now and then an occasional F bomb, but when it's used dozens of times in the dialog it's distracting and just stupid. Don't writers get it? The shock value is gone. I'm no prude and have been known to rarely use the word, but to use it constantly as an adjective is beyond ridiculous. Come on people!! Grrrrrr
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:33 PM   #11947
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Right now, my rant is about F bombs in movies. Ok, every now and then an occasional F bomb, but when it's used dozens of times in the dialog it's distracting and just stupid. Don't writers get it? The shock value is gone. I'm no prude and have been known to rarely use the word, but to use it constantly as an adjective is beyond ridiculous. Come on people!! Grrrrrr
Sadly, Kayelle, there are people who talk like that. We just don't hang around in those circles.
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:41 PM   #11948
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Sadly, Kayelle, there are people who talk like that. We just don't hang around in those circles.
I once worked next to a guy who talked like that All. The. Time. Every other word was s---, f---, d--- or h---. And he spent a lot of time on the phone talking like that to someone (it was a defense contractor job and we didn't have a lot to do; I only stayed four months). I hated it, complained several times and was basically ignored.
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:29 PM   #11949
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Too many f-bombs is boring. Can't the writer think of any better adjectives?
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:56 PM   #11950
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We were sitting next to a couple of young women 2 weeks ago when we went out for lunch. One of them talked nearly nonstop (I an NOT exaggerating) and the F-bomb was very frequently used.

Craig looked at me once when her babbling got a bit loud with sort of an arched eyebrow look. I quietly said she sounds just like a Valley Girl. He snorted and said he was thinking exactly the same thing but they used less F-bombs.
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