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Old 20-10-2018, 09:26   #1
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Iím looking out the window through a cold Atlantic Canadian October rain at my forlorn, lonely boat, sick as a dog from chemotherapy and I just want to thank this entire community for helping me keep hope alive. I know it wasnít your intention, but it means the world to me right now. See you out there again soon.
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Old 20-10-2018, 09:55   #2
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Hang in there buddy. Spend the winter kicking cancer’s butt and then you can get back at it when the weather improves
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Old 20-10-2018, 13:21   #3
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Hi, harbourboy,

Good on ya, mate. One moment at a time. You made a life affirming decision, and I hope you're able to mitigate the side effects of the chemo. Be well soon.

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Hi Harbourboy, i write this only to provide inspiration.

I had a wonderful experience two days ago. We are at island called Bazaruto of Mozambique, sand dunes and beaches mixed with African straw huts.

We had a party the other day to celebrate Dustins "choosing to live".

https://steemit.com/life/@gooddream/...m-a-guy-i-know

Ive known Dustin for approx 3 years, he is attempting to be the first double amputee to sail by himself around the world and I can assure you he will succeed.

The other day approx 30 of us celerbrated the 10th anniversary of his motorbike accident in which he lost an arm an a leg. Lying on the side of the road bleeding out he 100% knew what was happening. With his good arm he paused prior to pressing the 911 button, he consciously decided he wanted to live.

Once at the hospital his condition was so bad that the doctor asked him if he wants them to try to save him or just let him go, his reply was "one hour ago i decided i was going to live, I haven't changed my mind".

He lived, recovered and decided he was going to do something big. With NO sailing experience he decided to sail around the world. He left Hawaii approx 5-6 years back.

Every year he celebrates his accident and the day he decided to live.

Its an honor to know such a man. Hes the greatest example i know of the power of choice and attitude.

I realize your situation is different BUT i also understand ones mind (attitude) can move mountains.

Good luck mate.

Cheers Dale.
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Cheers from down under Harbourboy
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Old 21-10-2018, 04:20   #6
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Dale, thanks so much for sharing Dustin’s story. A very timely reminder that there are very few limits to the human spirit. That you would take the time to reach out to a perfect stranger on the other side of the world is pretty awesome as well.
I will beat this disease, I will restore my new boat and I will chase the horizon. Cheers to you and Dustin. May our paths cross some day sooon.
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Cheers to you, mate. Thanks so much for taking the time to post. Feeling better already. Fair winds to you.
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Greetings and best wishes from Portugal mate..
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Dale, thanks so much for sharing Dustinís story. A very timely reminder that there are very few limits to the human spirit. That you would take the time to reach out to a perfect stranger on the other side of the world is pretty awesome as well.
I will beat this disease, I will restore my new boat and I will chase the horizon. Cheers to you and Dustin. May our paths cross some day sooon.
He's proving to me that alot limitations can be overcome with the right mindset.

Throws diving gear on and dives with us. I push a button for an electric winch where his winches aren't even self tailing. He pulled a 25kg yellow fin tuna in the other day while crossing the Mozambique channel, that's a handful for the two of us onboard yet he takes it in his stride..... It's humbling.

Appreciating the moment is everything, I'm still working on it. People are often looking for meaning, the meaning is life it's self, it's a gift.

I think Anns advice is right on, one day at a time and that applies to all of us.

Cheers Dale.
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Old 21-10-2018, 04:54   #10
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Cheers Boatman. Thanks so much for your note. Kicking as hard as I can. ��
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When you're well, and cruising, if you get down to Long Island, drop me a line. I'll point you to some good anchorages, or run you to the grocery. See you then.
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John, you’re the best!! Same to you for beautiful Nova Scotia. St. Margaret’s Bay, the Bras d’Ors, pretty yummy!
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Good morning Harbourboy! At least its morning here. We are all linked up in here. Keep up checking in here, and keep us posted how things are going. We'll be thinking of you. And when you are up for it, I've got a nice little island cove out here in sunny southern California with your name on it!
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Wishing you a speedy and permanent recovery!
Hope to see you in Nova Scotia one day - Until then, Peace!
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Old 21-10-2018, 07:58   #15
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Don, thanks so much. All this encouragement is already ‘freshening my breeze’. The left coast may be a ways off but I sure won’t forget your kindness. Cheers
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