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  • 30. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,320 points)

    Wow. I just noticed this post and had no clue what it was about .... Good for you Philly. This really great news. We are all very happy for you.

     

    As Mr. Spock might have said - live long and prosper! ... and keep fighting the good fight!!!

  • 31. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)

    Always good for a fight and always good to win. Well Done Philly_Phan

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 32. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    Thanks again to everyone that responded.  Honestly, I can't take credit for the fight.  I have an excellent team of surgeons.

  • 33. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    It's always nice to hear good news, congratulations.

  • 34. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (40,690 points)

    Philly_Phan wrote:

     

    Thanks again to everyone that responded.  Honestly, I can't take credit for the fight.  I have an excellent team of surgeons.

     

    That may be, but it took you to find them and go to them.

     

    The win goes to those willing to fight.

  • 35. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    pjl123 Level 5 Level 5 (6,135 points)

    Add one more congrats.  Been reading your posts replies and comments for over a year, and feel like you are part of the family.  Good news is always good.

  • 36. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    Philly Phan:  2

    Cancer:     0

     

    Good to hear!

  • 37. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Rob Westle Level 2 Level 2 (430 points)

    Hey Phily_Phan--I was going through some of your other posts about Lion (which I loved), and happened to catch this one. From one Philly Phan (and resident) to another--congrats and good luck!

     

    -Rob (life long Philadelphian going back to Connie Mack Stadium!)

  • 38. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    Connie Mack Stadium?  The right name is Shibe Park!  Heck, I even remember the "Motor Bandit Patrol."

     

    I haven't been a legal resident of Philly for fifty years now.  I've lived as far away as California and Washington State and as close as southern New Jersey but I've always called myself a Philadelphian.

     

    Bring back the "Red Cars!"

  • 39. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    raven Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Congrats! I"m recovering from major surgery to fight my first bout with cancer.  I can't imagine going thru this all again.  It's been horrific but I'm finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.  Keep fighting!

  • 40. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Rob Westle Level 2 Level 2 (430 points)

    "Bring back the "Red Cars!" (I think my 80+ year old mother still calls them "red cars.")

     

    That's as impressive as "Shibe Park!" I'll bet you took "PTC" to 20th and Lehigh. (The kid saying "Watch your car for a dollar" still hangs out there. )

     

    "but I've always called myself a Philadelphian."

     

    You eat your cheesesteaks "wit", don't you?

     

    A case of Tastykakes and a box of soft pretzels are on the way to speed your recovery! Go Phils!

  • 41. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    For me, the worst part was the fear of the unknown.  Once the situations were defined, the fight bcame more manageable.  Hang in there!

  • 42. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    PTC, of course.  PRT only because my dad told me about it.

     

    Shibe Park.  Route 15 trolley to the Broad Street subway and then on to Lehigh Avenue.  Walk the remaining distance and enjoy the ambience of the crowds.

     

    Had a friend in college that lived in one of the Shibe Park right field homes.  His folks had a dozen chairs on the roof.

     

    "Wit," of course!  Soft pretzels from Essig's at 5th & Girard.  Wasn't much of a Tastykake fan until I left Philly and couldn't get them.  Introduced hoagies to Lompoc, California with some help from a Bulletin columnist James Smart.  Did volunteer work at old Fort Mifflin.

  • 43. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)

    Congratulations! Perhaps in honor of you, the Phillies won't collapse in the playoffs again. :-)

  • 44. Re: I dodged a second bullet
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)