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Old 08-22-2018, 01:34 AM   #1
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About a week ago I got an examine due to some speaking process in my life. The issue wasn't having most of my capable of flying DCS and even the F-18C and almost all of the new stuff. I am not any thing but a single flyer so I don't get challenged with the abilities of you young flyers. Heck, studying the new stuff and doing okay. Well, it turns out my medical issue turns out to brain cancer directly affecting my speak brain speaking ability. Had surgery and have quite a bit of cancer treatment to get rid of the issue. I have just returned home after the surgery and am awaiting the several months treatment. I thought, what the heck, how the heck is this medical issue affecting my ability to fly the DCS aircraft that I have for years. Went to the P-51D, which I prefer older aircraft, and although there is some definite getting back into the proper procedure, I did okay. Was able to win the air to air battle against the German aircraft. There are some medical issues that need to be fixed to get me back to the prior capability, but DCS is a major for training for my new medical issue. At 76 years old, what a wonderful access for me to get through this. Thank you DCS.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:50 AM   #2
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Chief, take care buddy! thank you for sharing, and I hope and pray all is well. From one 'Zonie to another. Glad to hear you're on top of it.


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Old 08-22-2018, 02:52 AM   #3
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Thank you Javelina1, fellow Arizona. This issue has been to my benefit to have access to a great medical that deals specific with this illness. But, as I stated, I am very pleased as the level of DCS and the proof that actually be an asset to my recover for my problem. Simply watching the Indernet about what is going on in this world today, is NOT going to help.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:18 AM   #4
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All the best to you with your current struggles.. It is great to see that our shared obsession can remain a great hobby even when more important issues come knocking on our door.. I hope to follow your excellent example and intend to fly long past my 70's as well...



Take care and keep exercising that brain.. I can't think of a better way than with DCS! Keeps the mind busy along with hand / eye coordination and great fun!


All the best to you! (And I agree you should stay away from the news... I do!)
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:36 AM   #5
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Outlawal2, Thanks, and you are right, just staying involved with these types of programs (DCS) are actually a physical improvement even above ALL the enjoyment of simply making believe we have some of that true ability.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:51 AM   #6
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Best Wishes Chief from another Arizonan...
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:20 AM   #7
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Our thoughts are with you.

Another fellow Arizonan.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:58 AM   #8
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Wags,
I simply want to make sure how surprised ,even with ALL the enjoyment DCS has provided me with the enjoyment over the years. that this business you are so much part of, is actually beneficial and helpful with my current problem. I never thought I would experience the brain cancer, but as they treat me for it, what I have enjoyed from you folks for years is helpful as well with my situation.Thank you
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Old 08-25-2018, 04:21 AM   #9
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Just wanted to say that I was dx with a rare, relatively benign cancer about 6 years ago, following a succession of a dozen mini-strokes, give or take. My primary symptom was aphasia, or difficulty with speaking and comprehension. Other challenges involved memory and concentration.

My point is, is that over time things have gotten better. Despite the fact that I'm no kid anymore, I have healed and recovered most of my lost faculties. Hang in there, it takes time, but it will come.
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:12 PM   #10
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Hey Chief,Fantastic to see you posting and staying active,Stay Positive and know we're with you Brother
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