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Hi All,
Today, Monday, I am on a clear liquid diet. Tomorrow is the big day. I will be off the board probably for a day and a half and then I will be back. When I come back, that means I am alive and well (automatically). It has been a long ordeal and finally I can get this last medical problem past me.
Be talking to you in two.


tjaco Mon, 09/22/2008 - 18:28

Hi Bruce,

Hang in there! We are all with you on this! Good luck and we'll talk to you in a few days!


vibeman27 Tue, 09/23/2008 - 12:25

In reply to by tjaco

Thought I would off the table by now. Hospital called yesterday at 3:40 p.m. and moved my time back from 7:30 a.m. op to 1:30 p.m. op. Just thought I would let you know. Of course I will be off the bulletin board in a few minutes because I still have to get to the hospital by 11:30 a.m. to check in.

Thanks all for your comments.

Marie-Noëlle Tue, 09/23/2008 - 03:55

We are all with you by toughts, more for some, and we look forward to reading you back... very soon!
Keep vibin'!

Marie-Noëlle Sat, 09/27/2008 - 03:46

Hey everyone,

I just got a short message from Bruce. He’s back since Wednesday but still tired and in need for a good rest. He told me about some little complications, but he sounded quite fine (at least fine enough to be home and post something!).

I of course told him to take all the time he needed to recover, and get back to us with his great posts, humor and enthusiasm ! ;o)

To whom it may concern!

vibeman27 Mon, 10/10/2011 - 14:26

From the previous posts you can see I had cancer. I have had the initial operation along with what I thought were minor complications. Well, they were major. I have also had additional operations to insure that I am functioning properly. It has been a very long haul and now today, Monday, October 11, 2011, I believe I can honestly say that I should be able to restart a reasonable regimen to once again produce some sort of posts to the site.

Having said that, be mindful of the fact that I am 75 years old now and stamina is not that of a 30 year old. I hope to join my good friend, Philippe, in doing some posting.


vibraman Mon, 10/10/2011 - 14:38

In reply to by vibeman27

that´s great news bruce! i´m 40 and also don´t feel like 30 anymore :) so don´t worry. good to hear you feel better and be around more on the site...and maybe we both can talk about bike sport too.remember after the tour is before the tour :)

cya tarik

vibeman27 Mon, 10/10/2011 - 14:52

In reply to by vibraman

Am very pleased with such a quick response. Yeah man, I did watch the Tour again this year and it was great, especially the last few stages. I really thought Andy was going to win it but I guess he used up all his tactics and stamina to stay in front as long as he did. Then I saw the Tour de Espana (is that right?) That was pretty interesting too. I didn't know there was another Tour that large. For me, I have to thank cable television for that; the VS channel.

Hey you have been making some great posts.


Marie-Noëlle Mon, 10/10/2011 - 16:02

In reply to by vibeman27

Now these are terrific news Bruce!! So happy to hear them! And I can't wait to see/hear you play!!
Keep it up!! :o) - M

Philippe Tue, 10/11/2011 - 00:48

In reply to by vibeman27

Bruce, After all you've endured, I'm sure you'll shape up and we'll hear you play your inimitable style again. Who's the fellow who said : "life begins at 75 ?". Now's the time to prove him right.
We're all behind you. Philippe.

Babu Tue, 10/11/2011 - 05:18

I'm reading right now this marvellous news. Having some close related people around me with the same problem I know it's sunny time for you now. From here I can see this big smile on your face, keep it up and play happy music for us !

Vaggelis Tue, 10/11/2011 - 11:31

Bruce I sincerely wish you all the best,and a quick recovery!My mother suffered from cancer as well,a few years back,(she is ok now) and I know that you and your family must be going through some very difficult times!I am certain everybody here is expecting news from you!

Be strong,and we will talk again soon!

vibraphoneman Wed, 10/12/2011 - 21:51

Vibe on my man, vibe on!

Your Friend,
Tony Fontana