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Wed Dec 13, 2017, 01:59 PM

Joe Biden Speaks With Meghan McCain About His Late Son Beau's Battle With Cancer The View

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Reply Joe Biden Speaks With Meghan McCain About His Late Son Beau's Battle With Cancer The View (Original post)
videohead5 Dec 2017 OP
BeyondGeography Dec 2017 #1
Tarc Dec 2017 #2
Honeycombe8 Dec 2017 #3
FailureToCommunicate Dec 2017 #4
Auntie Bush Dec 2017 #5
negoldie Dec 2017 #6
Evergreen Emerald Dec 2017 #7

Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 02:20 PM

1. Inspiring

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 03:28 PM

2. Goddammit, there's something in my eye

Oh, Joe. What coulda been...

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Response to Tarc (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 04:24 PM

3. +1. I don't know if he would've won, but I think...

but I think he would've had a good chance. He has an appeal to the working man and is generally well liked. But the timing was wrong.

This is not rehashing the election! I'm speaking of what did happen, what caused his decision not to run. I also think it was important that a woman run, so not saying Hillary was a mistake at all. But Biden has really wanted to be Prez, and he'd make a good one, so it's a shame that never worked out for him. I guess he's too old, now?

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 04:55 PM

4. That guy has real class, and humanity. I happened to catch this in the waiting room of a repair

shop. Everyone there had put down their phones and magazines and were mesmerized by Biden's gentle sharing of sympathy and advice to McCain's daughter. The one kleenex box in the room was soon empty.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 06:46 PM

5. But now I cant stop tearing

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 07:29 PM

6. Two years

of chemo for a rare Non Hodgkin lymphoma (Mantle Cell Lymphoma, see lls.org for more info.) When I was diagnosed I was given two-three years. So I went twice a month two days in a row for chemo for eighteen months. Then twice a month for the last six months of treatment. Now I join about 10% of those that have made it 11 months of remission. Stay strong and never give up. It will however put you in the poorhouse with monthly flushes for my port, blood draws, two doctors a month, three doctors every other month. Co pays, medicine and deductibles take 40% of our fixed income. An income less than 20k. We receive $32 a month too much for extra help like SNAP, medicaid or extra help with prescriptions. Then there is the wait every month for the blood work results.
The insurance company worked out a plan to pay the hospital 24k a treatment, rather than the 33k the hospital was asking. Over 2 million in chemo alone. Thanks to the ACA they couldn't cut me off because of some arbitrary "lifetime limit." To anyone that experiences this, stay strong, be optimistic, and never let them tell you the statistics. I told them I was going to prove them wrong. It's not over, MCL is chronic, but I bought a few extra months to brag about how much of a freak of nature I am. Oh, and keep a sense of humor!

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Response to negoldie (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 09:36 PM

7. You are an inspiration.

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