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My new journey with the big C   Quit Stories and Journals

Started 11/11/16 by Rich (lexx0); 266239 views.

From: Denim50


Hey Rich, 

     I’m sorry to hear that about your Dad. I thought that might be the reason for it though. That’s the same reason I had to give IV’s to my family member. I hope your Dad’s foot heals. 

     I’m glad you found out it was nothing more than the USB. Hope you have fun on your ride today. 

     Same thing happened with me, only with pants ordered online, lol. I lost some weight and got into them but still trying to lose a bit more. I want to get back to what I weighed before joining here. I’m definitely getting closer. Good luck to you too. I get it about the holiday too. I look at that delicious food and my brain says resist but my appetite laughs and says who me?! Ain’t happening. lol. 

     I hope have a great day. Talk to you later.  



  • Edited October 27, 2019 2:58 pm  by  Denim50
Triff (breathefree)

From: Triff (breathefree)


Hi Rich Just catching up now I have a new laptop and am getting the hang of it.

Hoping you and family are doing OK and you are keeping warm and riding well still

I am still around and using 02 more often now but have bought a new house.A little wee house that well insulated and double glazed which should be great for my health and perhaps I will be able to use the tiny bit of energy easier in a small place.

Thinking of you and yours as we arrive closer to the end of another year


Rich (lexx0)

From: Rich (lexx0)


Sounds great Triff!  Things are about the same here, its now winter and not really enjoyable bike weather ;p  I have the gear but I catch every cold / flu that comes along, so nope for me until April.

Thanksgiving is almost over. I  have to repeat it for daughter coming tomorrow though. Her boyfriends always seem to win out, sigh.

Glad you got your new house.  I hope it comes with new good neighbors for when you need help.  Keep that O2 close.  Pity you need it after ceasing to smoke ;(  Always in my mind though.  Take care.


Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)



   Hope you are doing well.  Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday season.  Saw the cute giraffe and wanted to say hi.  blush

Rich (lexx0)

From: Rich (lexx0)


Same to you Brenda.  Glad to see your still around.  I haven't been here much at all ;p  Happy holidays!


Rich (lexx0)

From: Rich (lexx0)


My new baby :D  My Christmas present.  I just couldn't resist myself.  I told my local Harley dealer I wanted a road bike worthy of tripping to major events around the country, mainly Bikers for Trump rallies in DC and a trip to NC/SC for political rallies and bike rallies.

This bike represents TWO years of cigarette savings of two packs a day @ $6 a pack!  This is how fast my bank acct grows when I'm not buying those damn cancer sticks!  Now only if I get another clean CT scan Thurs ;p


I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a smoke-free Happy New Year.  You can do this, we can do this. The reward (wind in my face) and whatever freedom it allows you is priceless.  Love you all ;D


From: l1717mary


Hi Rick

What a fabulous bike you deserve it now get your self on the road and enjoy the wind blowing in your face.

Have a lovely day


Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)


She is beautiful and you deserve it.  Hope the CT scan goes well and you have many wonderful days with the wind in your face !  Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.




Hello Rich............wishing you many wind blown days on the bike.    I have a hubby and son who are mad bike fiends.  Neither have a bike at present, but have done some long journeys in years past.    Believe it or not, I spent plenty of time on the back of someone's bike when I was a teenager..........ancient history times.

I don't post much, but I do keep up with you and Linda and I pray that things will go easy for you both.



Rich (lexx0)

From: Rich (lexx0)


Good to see you Viv.  Keep up the good fight.  For the life of me I don't know why I bought another bike ;p  I just kept dumping my smoking savings into an acct and noticed I had enough for a touring bike. If only the wife could ride with me as in years past.

Take care, Rich