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Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Date: October 31, 2017 09:11AM
Let's all wish "GeneL" a Happy Birthday today!!! Number 80!!!



[Can't light the candles on the last one as it would be a fire hazard here in So. Cal. GeneL hasn't posted in about 11 days; hopefully everything's OK]

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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: October 31, 2017 09:16AM
Happy Birthday Gene! May you have a fantastic day! You share the day with my grandson Jared. He turns 3 today
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: prymsnap
Date: October 31, 2017 09:20AM
Have a spooky and wonderful day!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 31, 2017 09:23AM
Have a happy spooky kind of day !
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Randalls
Date: October 31, 2017 09:32AM
Happy Birthday!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: DP
Date: October 31, 2017 09:33AM
Happy 80th! Report in!




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My name is DP, and I approve this message.
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 31, 2017 09:43AM
Happy, happy, old timer. You deserve a margarita. drink smiley



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: October 31, 2017 10:00AM
Happy birthday!



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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: billb
Date: October 31, 2017 10:03AM
Happy !!! Number 80!!! Birthday today!!! "GeneL"



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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: blooz
Date: October 31, 2017 10:27AM
Happy Halloween Birthday, GeneL!!!



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Frank
Date: October 31, 2017 10:27AM
Wishing you good health in the coming year, Gene. Happy Birthday!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: October 31, 2017 10:46AM


G e n e L


AND yes, you deserve a margarita . . . a really good one, delivered by your personal server! ! !



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Carpe Vino!

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
— David Rains Wallace



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/31/2017 10:46AM by WHiiP.
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: wave rider
Date: October 31, 2017 10:59AM
Most Happy Birthday to you GeneL!!!



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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Michael
Date: October 31, 2017 11:24AM
Happy Birthday!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 31, 2017 11:58AM
Happy Birthday GeneL!





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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: MikeF
Date: October 31, 2017 12:00PM
Happy Birthday!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Bo
Date: October 31, 2017 12:16PM
Happy birthday Gene!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: steve...
Date: October 31, 2017 12:21PM
Happy 80th Birthday Gene!!!

thumbs up

Have a great time today!




Northern California Coast
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: riley5108
Date: October 31, 2017 12:59PM
Have a Happy 80th Birthday GeneL !!

It's a Trick or Treat kind of day -- Please report in GeneL ....




- Riley
Southern Indiana, B-Town



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/31/2017 01:01PM by riley5108.
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 31, 2017 01:41PM
Happy Birthday, GeneL!!

CAKE!!!!



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- Mr. Spock



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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 31, 2017 02:28PM
Happy happy birthday!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: October 31, 2017 04:08PM
Happy Birthday. Glad there's someone here older than me...



Asheville, NC Area
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2017 04:09PM
.....have a great, Happiest Birthday.....of them all.......!!!



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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: GeneL
Date: October 31, 2017 04:36PM
Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

I would love a slice of some of those cakes. They look delicious.

I really appreciate the kind thoughts, especially since I haven't kept up with everyone's birthday.

I'm afraid that my health situation is dire. I have been told that my heart is failing and on top of that my kidney has reached the point where my doctor wants to set me up for dialysis. That entails a vascular procedure that ties a vein in my arm to an artery. This is supposed to enlarge the vein to make it usable for dialysis. I hate to say that I am having trouble with accepting this procedure.

When my kidney specialist told me that I was at the point where I needed to be ready for dialysis, I asked him what my life expectancy would be on dialysis and he told me between one and five years. It feels overwhelming to me that my life is almost over, that I have an expiration date.

I asked him how death would be if my kidney failed and he said that everything would shut down, but it would be painless, peaceful.

It's a lot to process

I wonder if any of my forum friends have any experience with dialysis.? Perhaps it won't be as bad as I anticipate. I keep wondering if there is any alternative to dialysis. Some cutting edge treatment or technology that might offer a better result?

I have to point out that because of my heart condition, it would be unlikely that I could survive any major surgery.

Once again, thanks for thinking of me. I'm sorry to be such a downer. I really love all of you and I appreciate having this space in my life. It certainly has been very helpful over the years.

GeneL



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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: October 31, 2017 04:38PM
Andnowbackfortherecordbreakingnevertoberepeatedorequaled80thHappyBirthdayforGeneL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 31, 2017 05:07PM
Happy Birthday GeneL !!



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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 31, 2017 05:19PM
Happy 80th Birthday: GeneL! smileys with beer

I'm sorry your health is failing. Hang in there; we're ALL pulling for you!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 31, 2017 05:24PM
Quote
GeneL
Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

I would love a slice of some of those cakes. They look delicious.

I really appreciate the kind thoughts, especially since I haven't kept up with everyone's birthday.

I'm afraid that my health situation is dire. I have been told that my heart is failing and on top of that my kidney has reached the point where my doctor wants to set me up for dialysis. That entails a vascular procedure that ties a vein in my arm to an artery. This is supposed to enlarge the vein to make it usable for dialysis. I hate to say that I am having trouble with accepting this procedure.

When my kidney specialist told me that I was at the point where I needed to be ready for dialysis, I asked him what my life expectancy would be on dialysis and he told me between one and five years. It feels overwhelming to me that my life is almost over, that I have an expiration date.

I asked him how death would be if my kidney failed and he said that everything would shut down, but it would be painless, peaceful.

It's a lot to process

I wonder if any of my forum friends have any experience with dialysis.? Perhaps it won't be as bad as I anticipate. I keep wondering if there is any alternative to dialysis. Some cutting edge treatment or technology that might offer a better result?

I have to point out that because of my heart condition, it would be unlikely that I could survive any major surgery.

Once again, thanks for thinking of me. I'm sorry to be such a downer. I really love all of you and I appreciate having this space in my life. It certainly has been very helpful over the years.

GeneL

My daughter was on peritoneal dialysis from 10 days of age to 5y9m when she received a transplant. She is now 27. I performed it in our home most of the time. She never got a fistula like you will. Pretty simple procedure for you so go for it, I know I would in a heartbeat! It takes awhile before a fistula is useable.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.



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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: October 31, 2017 06:14PM
Gene, hope things are less dire than they seem to you right now. Enjoy the day, at least. People all over the country dress up for your birthday!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: October 31, 2017 06:58PM
Happy birthday, GeneL! Does cake go well with margaritas? I'm willing to find out!



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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Bernie
Date: October 31, 2017 08:47PM
Happy Birthday GeneL !

Make every day Special.




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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: October 31, 2017 09:13PM
Woo hoo, eighty is great-y! Sorry to hear about the health issues, hang in there young fella!



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and treat them as things we use to satisfy our own desires,
the outcome is predictable.
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 31, 2017 09:59PM
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Gene. Remember that every day above ground is a good one - embrace that philosophy and don't waste time worrying about when the end will come.

As always, be well, my friend.



It is what it is.
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: October 31, 2017 10:30PM
Gene,
Must be nice sharing a birthday with Dale Evans (born 1912). Have a good one.
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: GeneL
Date: November 01, 2017 02:11AM
Some more thanks for the kind wishes.

Speedy, I am glad that things went well for your daughter. I started looking for information on the internet and now I am more discouraged than ever.
From the posts of people who have been undergoing dialysis, my expectations are pretty gloomy.

From what I read, there are a number of artificial kidneys in the works, but nothing that will be available within my time frame.
Everything that I read about had many requests from patients wanting to be included in testing the new devices, but it was way to early for any of them to actually be available for kidney patients. I could tell from their requests that they were unhappy with dialysis. Some mentioned their life expectancy based on their being on dialysis. I came away with a terrible feeling.

Oh well, I will have to make a list of all my stuff that might be of interest to my forum friends. I had originally thought that I would try to sell things, but now that just doesn't seem to make sense.

I wish that I had a nice piece of cake right now!



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Sam3
Date: November 01, 2017 05:24AM
Belatedly let me wish you a pleasant 80th birthday!



We'd like you to be here with us for the next 1-5 years, but it is you who will have to decide. Many people do kidney dialysis, it is not an unusual procedure.
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 01, 2017 06:46AM
Quote
GeneL
Some more thanks for the kind wishes.

Speedy, I am glad that things went well for your daughter. I started looking for information on the internet and now I am more discouraged than ever.
From the posts of people who have been undergoing dialysis, my expectations are pretty gloomy.

From what I read, there are a number of artificial kidneys in the works, but nothing that will be available within my time frame.
Everything that I read about had many requests from patients wanting to be included in testing the new devices, but it was way to early for any of them to actually be available for kidney patients. I could tell from their requests that they were unhappy with dialysis. Some mentioned their life expectancy based on their being on dialysis. I came away with a terrible feeling.

Oh well, I will have to make a list of all my stuff that might be of interest to my forum friends. I had originally thought that I would try to sell things, but now that just doesn't seem to make sense.

I wish that I had a nice piece of cake right now!

Clearly getting a transplant is the preferred modality. But if your heart won't handle transplant surgery, then dialysis is still good and getting better.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: November 01, 2017 08:07AM
How did I miss this? Belated birthday wishes to you, GeneL!!! I'll forsake any more Halloween candy for some of that Margarita cake! smileys with beer

I hope you will find more uplifting material to read, and also that the procedure will prove to be a lifesaver for you. Several months ago I met a man who planned to bicycle from clinic to clinic around parts of Florida, to encourage other dialysis patients, and show them that life can go on. He was in his late fifties-early sixties, and had been going 3 times a week to dialysis for years. And we want you to have many more years to peruse this forum!
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Re: Celebration 10/31 -- Happy Birthday: GeneL!!!!
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 01, 2017 08:14AM
Happy Birthday to you, GeneL! I hope you are spending these days in comfort and in good cheer from your loyal forum gang.
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