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Rick Fielding BS: Rick's health Update (388* d) RE: BS: Rick's health Update 29 May 03


Thanks guys and gals1

And Escamillo....great to hear from you. The rest of the folks are my familiar Mudcat buddies but I don't see your name around much. Hope things are going as well as they can wayyyyy down South.

Hi Jerry....I've got nothing against God, just his wealthy TV Scamsmen and his prominent Political icons who always manage to do the wrong thing. Had Billy Graham marched with King almost half a century ago, instead of feeding info to J. Edgar Hoover, I might have been a Church-goer myself now, rather than a cynic, ha ha!

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Another reason for keeping mum on quite a few details was simply the business I'm in. Word spreads fast to agents and you don't want them to think you're unreliable.
BUTTTT... the fact is...I've had to cancel a whole British tour (Put together in many ways by Roy Harris, Bill Sables, and harvey Andrews, as well as Heather) and numerous American gigs. I simply have had to be near Toronto for my treatments. If I get through this, boy, am I gonna have one gala tour!

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I've figured out that thanks to the Canadian Health system I've recieved well over 250 thousand bucks worth of treatment including specialists, medicines, and big expensive machines. As anyone here knows, it's far from perfect (there can be long waits) and it may be on it's last legs as we're forced into an American economy. By the way, if I lived in the States, it would have been game over very early. Income-wise, we'd be close to the bottom of the barrel, and once the house was sold to pay for the initial kidney operation, we'd be completely up shit creek.

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Anyway, I'm in no pain, I'll find out at the end of August whether the chemo has actually done any good, and in the mean time, I've been lucky enough to be around for another great summer sittin' out back in the garden (which Heather is busy workin' on....should be in great shape in another two weeks) playin' banjo, and sayin' 'hello' to whoever drops by that day. It could be worse!

Mudcatter support means a lot.

Cheers

Rick


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