In the spirit of this thread, I offer a ubiquitous mega-varrot to all those who have lost loved ones to cancer, cancer survivors, and those suffering with cancer; especially if they are training, working, or otherwise actively fighting it.
I feel a little better about the huge gulf by which Omega > Ket, knowing that apparently there's a badass gene which is hereditary. All I got from my mother's side was babyface and thinning hair.
Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer, too bad he never cries.
Originally Posted by ProfessorChaos
If you're going to try to make cancer funny, maybe don't use a shitty chuck norris joke.
Originally Posted by LiamSP
Your appearance on the internet is comical to me.
Originally Posted by Judoka_UK
But how exactly will beating someone up resolve this? Will it make any of these people you speak of proud? Will it help them feel better? Will it do anything other than provide you with an outlet for pent up frustration and anger?
Originally Posted by Omega Supreme
When my mother was diagnosed I tore the place up and smashed a few things. I felt a little better in the short term but it did **** all for her.
Originally Posted by Grey Owl
@ Omega: Fact is that a lot of people here lost relatives and friends to a lot of different causes, including cancer. I understand your need to ventilate man. I really do. Also, other people's fight against things like cancer is inspiring to me too. I understand that what you meant is something along the lines of: nobody here should whine about little misfortunes because other people are having it worse. Agreed.
Just one thing: a couple of weeks ago, I fell down a 20-30 meter avalanche slope with frozen rocks and ridges. It was basically a fuckin cliff, that's how steep it was.
I climbed back up. While wearing fuckin' skiboots, while my right wrist was fuckin' broken in 3 places. Also,I had a concussion and i couldn't see through my left eye because of all the blood from my face, which was burned like a steak on a BBQ.
When I finally made it back from that cliff side, I put my ski's back on and skied down the rest of the slope, trying not to faint. Then I managed to walk from the bottom of the slope to the rescue helicopter.
Does that sound like ***** behaviour to you?
If you did all that while dressed like this..............
Originally Posted by cufaol
then, I would call that one of the manliest things ever.
I just wanted to add, I understand that each person processes his/her emotions differently from one another, so no one can truly understand what it is that you have gone through even if others have had similar experiences.
I lost my father (my hero) to cancer in August of 2007 and I wouldn't wish the pain of that experience on my worst enemy. I understand that we joke around about nearly everything on this forum and I have accepted that, even when I found the topic to be offensive. Cancer, to me, is a topic that is very personal in nature, so I would ask those in this thread to be coniderate of others.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend.
Lance Armstrong's very existence should be an example to everyone.
Anyone who moans and skips training because of a "tiring day at work", or because their "finger hurts", should be forced to watch his scene at the end of Dodgeball, while everyone else in class boos and spits at them.
We've lost two members to Leukemia over the years, and we have a guy in our class now with prostate cancer. He's caught it very late, and the outlook is bleak. He attends every class he physically can, and sees training as a privilege. He was suffering pain yesterday he described as the same level as bad toothache, but still drove 20 miles to come and watch.
No-one in the class knows about his condition, but it's fucking embarrassing when people moan or skip because they got invited to a BBQ.
Its certainly given me a kick up the arse of late.
When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
"what's the best thing about aikido then?"
"To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
Unfortunately, I was fully dressed. On the other hand, Being naked would have killed me... That's quite a dilemma.
Originally Posted by twisted mind