wirewrkr is not well

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Boxer Metal, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Nope....:cry. Not okay with this. Robert, were still here with you, keep fighting.
  2. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    I suspected that was the case, but hoped I was wrong. Come on miracle. Shit.
  3. east high

    east high Been here awhile

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    God damn it.

    Robert has been a huge help to me with my bike as I'm sure he has for a lot of people here. Whenever I ride my bike I think of him and his part in getting it back on the road. He's one of the best.
  4. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    "Do not go softly into that good night...."


    Unless that's what you want.


    If you do than peace be with you and your family. Peace.
  5. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Be strong, and know that many are thinking of you and praying for you.

    "God will never leave you nor forsake you".

    In my prayers...
  6. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken!

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    Robert
    We only met once and we developed a brotherhood.

    I honor meeting you and I hope your journey will be peaceful
    and joining others who has gone before you. Enjoy the future without
    the pain that you have been suffering. Your friendships will endure.

    Say hello to my parents. I hope they greet you and can guide you
    in your future travels.

    You are my friend and brother

    Kirk
  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Robert, still looking for that miracle...but just in case.....I'll see you later. Godspeed.
  8. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    There is a road, no simple highway,
    Between the dawn and the dark of night,
    And if you go no one may follow,
    That path is for your steps alone.... if I knew the way, I would take you home...
  9. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Our good friend Colleen will be posting under my account tomorrow regarding Robert's status.
  10. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Thanks for keeping everyone here informed.
  11. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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    I don't know Robert, but it is very sad to hear about another person dealing with the ravages of cancer.

    I wish you godspeed and comfort on you're journey.
  12. Adventure Kitty

    Adventure Kitty Tuna Gatita Blanca

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    Not very nice! [​IMG]

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  13. wmax351

    wmax351 Been here awhile

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    Sad to hear. Best wishes to him and his family.

    His center-stand fix is keeping my dad's R75/5 standing. Genius in its simplicity.
  14. mykill

    mykill odd

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    I've been away for a few days and come back to see this? crap.
    Thanks for keeping us updated Chris.
  15. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Hi, this is Colleen, posting on Chris’ account.

    First, a little bit about Robert’s health. He does not actually have lung cancer. That was my error that Chris reported to you. He has liver cancer. The large tumor affecting his lungs is metastasized liver cancer. He has had radiation treatments to shrink the tumors, and this has made it easier for him to breathe and talk. Presumably the treatments have also reduced the pain somewhat. However, the disease is too advanced to hope for a cure. (I have been staring at that last sentence for long enough for my coffee to get cold, and I hate it. As if I could think of a better way to phrase it, so that it would no longer be true. But no. Fuck.)

    I read these massages to Robert on Saturday around lunchtime. His sister was there to hear them too. He smiled at each familiar screen name, usually saying where you live and your real name too. Sometimes he added a little story. When it was someone he didn’t know (or maybe didn’t remember at the moment; don’t forget that he’s on a lot of pain meds), he said “ah, a secret admirer”. That’s you WeazyBuddah, and you’re right. He’s a good person.

    Osmoses’ “fuck cancer” got a cackle, with more laughs each time someone repeated that sentiment.

    Johnnycash, extra smiles when he heard your name.

    Walkingbear, Robert said you’re a sweet guy (that’s the condensed version). It must be true.

    Hardwaregrrl… “oh, she’s great, you’d love her.” Then he went on about how strong and smart and awesome you are. Fight dirty… oh yes, you’ve got Robert’s number.

    Renner and Benthic, he clearly feels the same about you – like old friends.

    Wirespokes, you may not have got him back on the bike, but you did conjure up the big grin.

    Spo123 – there is still a glint in his eye!

    Elmontanero, the thoughts and vibes are most appreciated.

    Houseoffubar, thank you for the lovely ego stroke.

    RobFarmer, you got an extra smile.

    Zenduddist, peace and comfort are exactly what is needed (that and an ego stroke!).

    ***

    I had to leave Saturday afternoon, so was only able to read the messages through the middle of page six. However, Robert’s wife has the link, so he may have heard the rest by now, and he can still hear more. Keep them coming! Tell a little story if you have one. These posts made him smile. I enjoyed reading them to him. Thank all of you. And Robert, if someone has read this to you, I hope you think I got it right. I love you.
  16. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Strength. Healing. Positiveity.

    Fight damn it.

  17. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    if you, he, the family, needs anything. please, let us know.

    im mega bummed.
  18. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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    Life can and will suck. But I sure do like the light around here.
  19. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    We spend our winters in Yuma AZ and every few years we pass through JT on our way to the Death Valley Airhead Rally........ I threatened Robert with a visit a couple years ago but we never made it through there.
    I'm a sidecar guy and I wanted to see the sidecar you have waiting in the "wings."
    We are praying for a rebound for you Robert... I still wanna see that sidecar project come to fruition!
    BMWHACKER.....Doug & Darian Smith - Billings, MT.
  20. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    thanks for always being quick with help. your comment on my r50/5 needing a different cam saved me loads of troubleshooting headaches in the future.

    you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. keep fighting.