Posted 1/15/2020 10:25 AM (GMT -7)
Well, thank you so very much for your kind words, but, and I'm pretty sure I'm speaking for the other Vietnam vets here, and while we're at it, let's also give credit to any Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan and other nobly serving veterans, that we were all just doing our duty, and serving our country as best we could.
It was tragic, but the Vietnam War did show us, as any war does for that matter, that courage and devotion to duty are timeless qualities.
But courage can take so many forms, and all of them worthy.
In particular, and I have said this here on the forum before, and it is worth repeating, that the courage and strength of character it takes to face and deal with this prostate cancer that has become such a part of our lives is just as praiseworthy as any courage on a battlefield.
You, Todd, sir, are yourself such a splendid example of that. Your own lab numbers from just a few years ago were virtually screaming out that your time was short, and you were going down, but here you are now, alive, active, and a "rock star" inspiration to so many others for what you have done!
And while it may be true that it was medication, or treatment, or immunity surge or whatever that moved you on, be also assured that the courage and determination that you yourself brought to your own situation was a mighty factor in bringing you to where you are now.
Everyone who comes to this forum is courageous, and a hero in one way or another. I salute you all!
But thank you, Todd, I do appreciate your generous thoughts.