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Offline RAGIII

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Time to open up about what is going on with me
« on: September 28, 2023, 07:31:07 AM »
I have been trying to keep this information more or less under the radar. I think it's time to get this in the open. I have already shared this with the Admin and some other close Friends.
Last year My wife was diagnosed with Small Cell Carcinoma in her Lungs. It was caught Very early and all were hopeful. As an aside, she had one bad habit which was smoking. Otherwise she always had a great diet.and really practiced healthy habits.

Last year when I was somewhat absent from the forum, she was undergoing her first series of chemo and radiation.
After that she was cancer free for only four months before she showed more tumors growing in her Lungs.

In the last few months she has been going through further chemo treatments.
The impact on me has been devastating to say the least. I have found that the worst thing is my Anger is Skin deep and can explode without much provocation

A small setback in a model build suddenly becomes a fit of anger. Last week I was attempting to attach the upper wing on the Roden Sopwith Strutter. I had difficulty and smashed it on the floor.

I have therefore gone back to WW2 1/72 nd models that are a bit less stressful.
This is also why I have been remiss in comments on the terrific builds going on now.
RAGIII
« Last Edit: September 28, 2023, 07:50:01 AM by RAGIII »
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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2023, 09:01:29 AM »
Life can throw some bastard cruelties at you, Rick.
As you get older unfortunately they come thick and fast.
All the very best hopes and wishes for your wife and you.
Hang in there buddy.
Sandy

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2023, 09:16:56 AM »
That's tough, RAG. Sorry to hear it.

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2023, 09:47:06 AM »
Rick,
You and your wife have all of our best wishes.
Rick in Seattle

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2023, 10:45:10 AM »
Rick, and Linda have nothing but my best wishes and warm thoughts. I cannot imagine how hard this last year has been on you both. Thank you for sharing and know that all of us have your backs and are thinking of you  :)
Zac in NZ

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2023, 10:51:15 AM »
That's tough to hear, Rick—and tougher still to have to deal with, I know. Best wishes and prayers for the both of you.

Yours,

Dutch


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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2023, 06:07:35 PM »
Thinking of you both Rick. Your anger and frustration with life in general is totally understandable.

Don't worry about commenting and posting, just pop in if and when you have time.

Best wishes to you both.

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2023, 01:03:39 AM »
Your comments have always been generous, supportive and helpful Rick, always appreciated.
Lots of love and sympathy to you and your wife.

Mark

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2023, 01:29:17 AM »
Hi Rick, sorry to hear about your wife and how it is affecting you.  Prayers and well wishes being sent to you and your family.  Stay strong, Juan

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2023, 01:49:59 AM »
I find it impossible to understand your situation, but quite able to imagine the stress and anxiety caused by it. I really hope for some good news in your future!
/Fredrik

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2023, 01:52:03 AM »
Rick, I am very sorry to hear about your wife. I can only imagine how hard this must be for her and you.

My thoughts are with you and I wish the both of you strenght in these difficult times.

Willem
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Offline lone modeller

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2023, 04:49:46 AM »
I too would like you and your wife to know that you are both in my thoughts. Your reaction and thin skin is wholly understandable and not to be apologetic about.

When you feel ready to comment do so, but do not be in a hurry as we are all here for you and your wife.

Stephen.

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2023, 08:44:21 AM »
Keep fighting the good fight Rick. To have emotions is to be human, you're both going through one of the toughest things we have to face. Thoughts and prayers with you, my friend.

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2023, 03:09:27 AM »
So sorry to hear that Rick.
Do what you need to do.
 We, and the models, can wait.
My best wishes to you both.

Ian

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Re: Time to open up about what is going on with me
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2023, 10:24:06 PM »
Sorry to hear that Richard
 
I'm following you while you are making WWII aircraft and they are great, inspiring builds anyway.
I really hope for some good news!
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