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#172377 03/01/2006 01:47 PM
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Hi Bernie,Stay positive,and all the best for the future,Good Luck, Best regards Stan

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Godspeed on your road to recovery, sincerely Ryan S

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Bernie,
Heartfelt best wishes for a successful recovery. I am sure the knowledge that so many members of this collecting community wish you well can only add to the strength you have shown.
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Bernie, Sorry to hear it, Bro! Keep the shiny side up and stay involved with your activities, here and elsewhere! The only thing that makes it worth while is what we are involved in and it will make a real difference! Keep it New!

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#172381 03/01/2006 04:42 PM
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Best to you Bernie!

I know all your friends are behind you!

Get well

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Best of luck Bernie, our prayers are with you. Be strong!Be positive! Tiep

#172383 03/01/2006 05:21 PM
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Bernie- I don't know you, but I have enjoyed your posts. As you can see by the outpouring of support here, you are a very well-respected asset to this community.

We wish you and your family the best, and you are in our thoughts and prayers as well!

The Krause Family

#172384 03/01/2006 05:27 PM
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The best wishes to you, Bernie, a strong attitude and much strength to fight this malicious disease with success.


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#172385 03/01/2006 07:40 PM
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Bernie,

God bless and be with you and your family.

Thanks for sharing these trying times so that we are all aware of God's blessings.

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#172386 03/01/2006 08:20 PM
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Bernie,
We've never met but I feel as if I know you through your many insightful and often times humourus posts.
Please know that even those you do not know are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.


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#172387 03/02/2006 12:48 AM
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Bernie, wishing you all the best in a speedy recovery.

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What can I say Bernie You've been an example, a mentor and most of all a friend to me. In the hobby, always there with advice and encouragement through the lean times. I appreciate you. Prayers and all my best wishes are with you. I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks, till then I wish you improved health.
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#172389 03/02/2006 11:37 PM
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Dave & Vern,

May I suggest that his thread be moved to the 'Community Forum' so that all of our GDC members are informed and we can all share these trying times with Bernie.

John

#172390 03/03/2006 04:09 AM
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As with everyone here Bernie you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! ~ Ian


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#172391 03/03/2006 08:39 AM
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Best of luck Bernie!


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bernie-you will be in my prayers every day till you are ok.god bless you.paul zaya

#172393 03/03/2006 08:33 PM
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get well soon bernie
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#172394 03/03/2006 08:57 PM
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Good luck with your teatments.I can empathize. I went through 11 months of chemo treatment for HepC & came out of it cured. Having hobbies & a positive attitude definately helps.God Bless,Be Well!

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Bernie, You are in the prayers and thoughts of myself and my family. God be with you and your family in this extremely difficult time. FP

#172396 03/07/2006 04:49 AM
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Bernie,
May God grant you a full and speedy recovery.


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#172397 03/07/2006 03:19 PM
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All the best to you sir.

#172398 03/08/2006 08:45 AM
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Bernie, I enjoy your posts very much and I wish you all the very best.

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#172399 03/08/2006 11:10 AM
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Your strong mind can beat this illness, Bernie!

Take good care of yourself and of your family.

Herman


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#172400 03/08/2006 11:17 PM
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Dear Bernie-I'm so sorry to hear the news of your illness. I appreciated your good wishes and thoughts toward me 3 yrs ago when I had prostate cancer- please consider these rebounded toward you- the chemo can be unpleasant, but the long term results are worth it. There have been great advances in this field in only the past few years, and further improvements are occuring daily. I wish you the the very, very best, appreciate your situation,but know you will come through it just fine and will continue to advance the cause of The Dark Side( gosh it hurt to write that!) All the best-Mike

#172401 03/09/2006 12:22 AM
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Bernie,

I have always enjoyed reading your posts, and look forward to reading many more in the years ahead!

All the best, and hang in there, you WILL beat it!

Chief Smile


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#172402 03/09/2006 02:28 PM
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Dear Bernie :
Sorry to hear of your illness .
Our thoughts and prayers . A bumpy road ahead, but you will make it !!!

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The outpouring of support from GDC members is overwhelming. And I thank each and every one of you form the bottom of my heart.

And thank you Dr. Mike for those heartfelt words. Your example of surviving cancer is an inspiration to me. Perhaps you will yet buy me a beer at a future militaria show.

And I think we've seen the first miracle on my long road to recovery when Dr. Mike said "...and will continue to advance the cause of The Dark Side". Nothing short of me having a deadly disease could have forced those words from him. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin


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#172404 03/11/2006 01:01 AM
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How true those last words were, Bernie, but feel comforted in the fact that if this miracle can happen, lesser ones(such as your complete cure) will be a piece of cake. Please call or mail me with any questions or problems-all the best, Mike

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bernie,
i truely wish you and your family the best and hope that everything turns out ok for you in your time of difficulty.if i can help in any way please feel free to ask!!!
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Hi Bernie, how's your health? How are the treatments going? All the best -Mike

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Hi Mike and thanks for asking about my health. I trust you are still in good health and will continue to be so,

As it stands now, I am finished my chemo, feel pretty good and now proceed to the stem cell transplant phase of my treatment.

I met with the stem cell transplant doctor on Wednesday and he explained some of the transplant procedure to me. I should be starting around the end of May with daily injections of pentogen (I think) to stimulate stem cell growth for about a week. Then stem cells will be collected from me through a dialysis-type procedure lasting about 6 hours.

Then high doses of chemo to kill all cells - good and bad. That's when I will be most vulnerable to infections as my imune system will be effectively destroyed.

Then at some point, my stem cells will be infused back into me. I will also probably need some blood transfusions along to way to help my imune system regenerate. The procedure will last through June, July and August. He didn't candy coat it and I appreciated that.

It will be a rough road but the end results should justify the tough times. Hopefully the Good Lord is not ready for me yet and I will pull through ok.

A big thank you to all of you who have prayed for me and offered me encouragement these last few months. When you are in a fight for your life, you need all the help you can get.

And this hobby continues to be therapeutic for me and thanks to some fine people like Patrice and JR, I even managed to pick up some great pieces these past few months.

So, all in all, things are progessing quite well.

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That is good to hear. Take heart in the days to come, and know we will continue to pray for you.

Yes, in the midst of everything, it is important to have something to take us away from these troubles. It isn't an insignificant thing, and I am happy you get enjoyment from it.

Take care.


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Bernie
Wish you the best - youre a fighter - an inspiration to us all.


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Bernie, I've just stumbled upon this thread after a period of absence and I'm sorry to hear of your illness.

It's great to see you are coping so well and keeping a fix on the positive aspects of life. I found after having and been diagnosed and treated successfully for cancer (only to then have a near fatal Myocardial Infarct) that caring for people with AIDS in Africa has been very beneficial.

Being atheist I can't pray though I no less sincerely wish you all the best.

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I wisch you all the best Bernie!!!!


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I will pray for you, remember put your faith in God and he will grant you strength.

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Hello Bernie!
Keep up the faith,I know you will fight and eventually,even as it seems impossible some times and to much to handle,you will win.
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I wish you all the best, Bernie. Having just lost the love of my life to liver cancer, I know how challenging life can be. You have a good attitude, which is very helpful in the situation. We are all pulling for you.

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I sincearly hope you'll pull through this. Hang in there Bernie.

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Bernie I have read your diary and you are a strong man all the best to you and your family Pete UK

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