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beek1951
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« on: June 12, 2013, 11:12:59 PM »

When i found out that the  Melanoma I had removed
was malignant I thought maybe I would get lucky, but
I am nowhere near the man I was last Summer. A couple
of hours in a beesuit tires me out and the removals I did last
season 2-3 days a week tire me out for days. I started beekeeping
over 50 years ago and apprenticed for 11 years before going on
my own. Was a commercial beekeeper for years, now I'm retired
and was trying to sideline. Even though I realize that I've had a
good life and that bees have been very good to me, I'm hoping
to have some more time to be around 'em. It's all I know. I very
much hope that this doesn't turn me into a bitter old man as I
have made so many friends over the years.
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kingbee
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 11:46:05 PM »

Hang in there.  You are not alone.  I walked into the hospital and jumped like a squirrel onto the table to be prepped for surgery.  30 days in an induced coma and 6 years later, cooking my wife's breakfast tires me out to no end.  You are a younger man than I am.  I think that you have the grit, the determination, and the gameness to overcome this.  

Hang in there and what ever you do, fight, fight, fight. Victory does not always go to the brave, nor the triumph to the strong willed, but that is how the smart money bets.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 11:50:43 PM »

Well said Kingbee  applause

Hang in there beek1951, and best wishes.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 11:55:14 PM »

there's more life ahead of you.  hang in there and as kingbee says....fight.
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 07:14:15 AM »

How goes it today?  I got my sweetie fed and off to work already so I thought I would drop you a line. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 11:55:06 AM »

I'm doing allright but my imagination is kicking my butt.
Went to the Clinic to see if I needed any tests before
my lymph node biopsy on the 25th and the Nurse told
me "stay off the Internet" and I would be more at ease.
Thanks for asking.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 12:57:33 PM »

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I'm doing allright but my imagination is kicking my butt.... Went to the Clinic to see if I needed any tests before

my lymph node biopsy on the 25th and the Nurse told me "stay off the Internet" and I would be more at ease.

Thanks for asking.


An American statesman once said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 01:04:32 PM »

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"stay off the Internet"

LOL.  probably good advice.  to bad the wait is so long for you. 

think of your body as a friend going through a rough patch.  it's your job to be positive and support your friend. 

keep us posted......
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 02:39:32 PM »

beek1951 or Emil, as we knew him on FB has passed away.  i have no details and i know he was less active on beemaster than on FB, but i thought i'd post this here anyway.

https://www.facebook.com/ejkaluza?fref=ts
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 03:02:29 PM »

RIP.  An may you be in heaven for an hour before the devil knows your dead.
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