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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by 88GreenVN, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. 88GreenVN

    88GreenVN Next Exit Left

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    As the title says it's time for me to pull the pin. As unwanted as it is - as I've made plenty of mates along the way on Just Commodores over the years - and pissed off a few too probably. But on the whole put plenty of effort into making a contribution to the Commodore community. But it's time to take a back seat as they say.

    As some know on here last year I as diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. The second biopsy this year has it the same size as last year (a Gleeson 6 slow growing) and is in the early stages. But it turned my life upside down and ended my 30 year marriage with depression and panic attacks. heart rate of 230 BPM and just plain sad all the time. None of the side effects are good options - yes very treatable - but they treatment is not fun - nor the outcomes! All the news is bad form the doctors - and the book they give you - if you read it - just makes the world a heavy place to be. No amount of it'll be alright helps!

    As much as I fight the sadness - it follows me every day. I thought that if I stuck at the looms and clusters I would be OK. But I have grown tired of the whole show for now. Some days are better than others - but I'm finding it tough.

    So what to do next - I have over 100 clusters to get rid of as I have no shed or home to work in. Currently hanging with my dad in Port Pirie keeping each other company , but my dad is leaving Pirie middle of next year to move to Adelaide and so I will not have a place to stay or store clusters - they all need to go by then!

    I do have an offer to stay with some one in the States for a while if I can make the trip and I guess I will make an effort to do that. Some old friends may just be what I need.

    So for now I will make that my focus - work my way towards a plane ticket - sell what I can (the sale of the V8 VN as just one more heart break) and see if I can make the States trip happen.

    I will not close off the JC login just yet - but will be getting close soon.

    JC's has been a wonderful place to be and I had a great time here. I will miss it for sure and probably log in from time to time. Just did not want to disappear on all the people that have taken the time to help me out over the years.

    Many thanks to th JC's community and god bless.

    Regards
    Shane.
     
  2. GetToDaChopa

    GetToDaChopa Blues Brother # 2

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    :(

    No words.... just wish you all the best.
     
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    Mate U have been a wealth of information, and willingness to help out the members of JC. Ur presence on the forum will be missed. God bless on ur search for happiness, n hope it finds u soon.
     
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    Sabbath' Road Boss

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    :(

    Really sad to hear, thanks for all the information you've given on the forum. Best wishes with the rest of your journey.
     
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    The forum will lose an important member the day you leave. Sorry to hear of your circumstances, it truly does happen to the best of us, and the ones who utterly don't deserve it.
    Who do we turn to now when we have a cluster question? You are the go-to-guy when it comes to clusters.

    All the best mate. When you get back from Yankeeland there should still be a few clean VNs here for you to snap up when the time is right :thumbsup:
     
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    Wombles Cars cost too much.

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    All the best mate.
    You've been a great source of information and a real good gentleman.
    You will be missed when that log off button is hit.
    Thank you so much for the help you have given me and countless other members on here.
     
  7. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Mandatory Fun!

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    Shane you were an absolute champ and a big help back when I had my VP. Can't thank you enough.

    I wish you all the best
    -Troy
     
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    gutted to hear all this man, you're one of my heroes on this site. wishing you the best... god bless
     
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    Sorry to hear everything hasn't been going so well for yourself. Good luck for future :beer chug:
     
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    Hey I will send all the build sheets to you - PM your address and I will give you all the tags and sheets.
     
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    I'll do a note on Prostate cancer for any one that may find out they have it via a PSA blood test.

    It's a blokey type issue - but it will effect the girly partners of us car nuts.
     
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    not gonna be the same place wihout 88greenvn around youve been part of the furnature for so many years make sure you stop bye every now and then all hell might break loose when you leave LOL
     
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    All the best Shane.
     
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    Take care mate
     
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    I wish you the very best and really hope it all goes well for you Shane.
     
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    No matter how bad things seem in one's life, someone else has a story far worse that make your own matters seem insignificant. That's how your news has affected me Shane. I'm genuinely sorry to hear about your problems mate and I sincerely hope that whatever course your life takes from here on, it's has the best possible outcomes for you and has a happy ending.

    Good luck mate.
     
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    Sux when stuff like that happens, as Delco said your part of the furniture so make sure you dust your account off now and again. All the best and thanks for all your time on here! Not many appreciate the years it takes to accumulate knowledge.
     
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    Shane,

    Really sad to hear that. You've been such a valued and respected part of the JC community for as long as I can remember and gave me nothing but 110% service when I did the cluster conversion in my VS. You've been a champ to have around the place and we'll all miss your contribution to the community in every way shape and form.

    On a personal note, I wish you all the best with your fight and I hope and pray that you find happiness and peace in the States or wherever you end up after all the turmoil that the cancer has brought to your life thus far. Don't give up mate, it ain't over until the fat lady sings.

    Chin up and best of luck, mate.

    - Hamish
     
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