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Re: OT: Trail Names

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  • chcoa
    Bill what an amazing attitude you have and may I say, wow you are one tough pilgram. Way to kick that cancers butt. jamie d
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2005
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      Bill what an amazing attitude you have and may I say, wow you are one
      tough pilgram. Way to kick that cancers butt.

      jamie d

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Bill Fornshell
      <bfornshell@y...> wrote:
      > Hi Dave, I have had 2 kinds of cancer a total of 9
      > times over the past 10 years but I would never want a
      > trail name like "cancer man" or anything else
      > associated with cancer. If you have hiked as much as
      > you say then you must be dealing with your "fake leg"
      > very well, your word for it not mine. I would think a
      > trail name that celebrates your trail mileage or
      > personality would be more appropriate. However, it
      > seems that most trail names are given to us by others
      > and not selected by us. A trail name that is
      > something up-beat and not one that might seem
      > self-serving. Other hiker are going to ask you how
      > you got your trail name.
      >
      > The way our life situation plays out is something we
      > seldom have any control over. We just have to pick
      > ourselves up, see what is left and move on with that.
      > Dwell on your situation to long and you are lost.
      >
      > I am having surgery this Monday to clean-up the last
      > "dead" stuff from my most recent cancer treatment.
      > After about 10 months I hope to get out for a hike in
      > June or July. Many of my side effects are still with
      > me but I will be happy with what ever time on a trail
      > I have. I will do what I can and go from there.
      >
      > Bill
      >
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