Online support groups have changed and may have even saved my life! Thank you!
I was told that I lost the support of the laryngectomy community because I failed on my bike rides. I have not failed! I may have let people down, like several people had the nerve to tell me, but I have lived my dreams again, I have been able to dream again because of all of your support.
Cancer at 17 was hell for me. No food my mouth for 10 years was the worst. I honestly don't know how I survived that long like that. At 42 I'm just coming to terms with my body and the way I think people look at me. This half of my life has been hard. Your support gives me strength. Every time someone reaches out to me or likes one of videos I feel really uplifted. I'm really happy with what I'm doing. I hope I have not lost the entire communities support.
I really want to thank this group and the entire cancer support community. Without you I would never have gotten my new recumbent bike and I never would have rode 600ish miles to San Francisco and I never would have gotten to Share Ron Rocks story before he died. I never would have crossed the desert. You gave me my life back. Thank you.
Man this bike gave me my life back. I went from being in pain all the time and not really being able to ride much because the road bike forces my head up too much causing massive headaches that would last for a week or two.
Two weeks after getting this bike I was planning to ride around the country. While my plans did not workout and may have been a little ambitious. A little more training and proper nutrition and a little more finical support and I would have been halfway around the country by now. I still plan to ride my bike around the world. It's my dream, even if I have to wait until my child is grown, I will ride my bike around the world.
I want to thank everyone who has believed in my dreams over the years. Without your support and without this bike I'm not sure if I would even still be here. Being in pain everyday is hell. i hate it. I sure has hell don't want to live my life in pain and the only time my pain is really under control is when I'm flying down the street at 20 mph, it's the closest i have been able to get to the sky since cancer forced me to stop flying planes. One day I will also fly again.
Thank you Ron Rock for believing in me! It was awesome meeting you.
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