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A few weeks ago I received an email from our Judy with some disappointing news. After many messages, Judy asked me, today, to post the reason for her obvious disappearance from MV.

So, with heavy heart, I will attempt to enlighten our MV community....A few weeks ago Judy felt some unusual stomach pain. With her medical background she knew something was not right. She went to the ER where she had an ultrasound and a CT scan of the abdomen. They found 2 tumors. One in the liver and one in the colon. A few days later, after a colonoscopy, a biopsy confirmed it was cancerous. A future diagnosis confirmed the colon cancer had jumped to her liver. A stage 4 diagnosis was determined by the oncologists. With Judy's determination, a quick remission is likely.

Judy is currently in the hospital being treated for pneumonia. Her first chemo treatment is scheduled for today.

I must add, Judy didn't want to divulge her health issue. She was more worried about Bitza and our other MV friends with similar challenges. I know, with her fight and unrelenting spirit, she will overcome this new journey. In her own words, "Not going anywhere soon. I have too many people I haven't bothered yet and it could be worse. I need to ride the Honda and get to 50,000 miles on Leo. Got 600 miles to go on him.  aloha judy".

I will continue to give updates as Judy may wish in the days ahead. Please keep Judy in your thoughts.

Bob
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Very sorry to hear this. Wishing you well, Judy. Our thoughts are with you.

JKJ
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Not the news I was hoping for today
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Thoughts, prayers and well wishes Judy!!!

You get up out of there and get back on the ride ASAP! The wind in your face will help lift your spirits which will help you heal!
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Take a lot of chutzpa to share. That's far more than anyone could possibly have conceived.

Best wishes and positive vibes to Judy. Dare I say - a prayer sent
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Here I thought she was maybe hunkered down with the hurricane and maybe lost the internet.

Thoughts are with you Judy, and wishing you a full recovery. Hope you look back on this one day as just another 'speed bump' in life's travels.
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flordian, thanks for posting this news. Thought Judy had been quiet lately.

Judy, if you read this, we are all thinking of you and know you will get on top of this soon. Wish you a full recovery.

Sending love and kisses...xxx
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If you weren't an inspiration before you certainly are now. Heal quickly so you can get back to whom and what you love!
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Isn't it like our Judy to be more concerned about the health and wellbeing of others? She a giver and a remarkable individual and we are blessed to have her here on MV. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy procedure and recovery. We love you Judy.

Thank you Bob for letting us know about Judy.
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Judy, I'm so sorry to hear of your condition. Cancer sucks. Please do everything you can to stay focused and DON'T GIVE UP!! We need your here. Sending good mojo your way and thinking go you. For the chemo, get some pot. Our friends that have had to do chemo found it helps a lot with nausea and dizziness. Ask your oncologist. Please keep us up to date, if not directly then thru Flordian.

Best regards Judy.
Miguel in Santa Cruz CA
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Thoughts & prayers, Judy.

flordian, thanks for sharing this news with us.
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Stay strong Judy.
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Thanks for passing the message. I've been wondering where Judy is.

Good thing she ordered the Honda Cup - it'll demand a lot of Hawaian miles and love from Judy
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Sigh...she'd been on my mind more than a little, but wasn't expecting this news.

Fingers crossed hard for her getting through this!
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sending positive thoughts for Judy
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Sorry to hear this.

Judy wishing you all the best.

You were the first person to welcome me to MV six years ago. For that you will always be special to me.

somerset
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You've got this, Judy!!
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All the best, Judy.
Stay strong.
xxx
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Much aloha to you, Judy.

We're all pulling for you!
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Wish all the best and a speedy recovery
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hang in there Judy you can do this.
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Thought are with you, Judy.

Hope you can get those miles on soon! 8)
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Sending healing thoughts, Judy. Kick that cancer square in the sack.
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Praying for you Judy.
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On my to-do list has been to call Judy and see why she hadn't been posting so thanks for the update Floridian.

Last time I saw Judy was riding with her in Hawaii and before that seeing her ride in the snow on our Derbi when she visited here. Sending healing vibes.
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Judy......

Me arms are wide open waiting for a hug ..... never met you but since joining this site we have pmd each other about some silly stuff ..... remember sending me coffee years ago? ..... no I'm not crying it's sweat .... Love you you have a very big heart .... you can do this I know you can ..... it's so hard to get your head in the right place but I know you can ..... thinking of you
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cdwise wrote:
On my to-do list has been to call Judy and see why she hadn't been posting so thanks for the update Floridian.

Last time I saw Judy was riding with her in Hawaii and before that seeing her ride in the snow on our Derbi when she visited here. Sending healing vibes.
Thanks Cheryl. That photo of Judy riding in snowy Colorado wearing her crocks was priceless.
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flordian wrote:
cdwise wrote:
On my to-do list has been to call Judy and see why she hadn't been posting so thanks for the update Floridian.

Last time I saw Judy was riding with her in Hawaii and before that seeing her ride in the snow on our Derbi when she visited here. Sending healing vibes.
Thanks Cheryl. That photo of Judy riding in snowy Colorado wearing her crocks was priceless.
But she had on a real jacket and long pants. There's been snow on the peaks a couple of mornings lately and I had thought about our ride returning in a light snow.
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Praying for you too. May God grant you courage and stamina. And most of all, may you be healed.
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Re: Our Thoughts Are With Judy
flordian wrote:
... (a whole lot of bad news) ...
fuck



Thanks for posting this, Bob. I hope there's better news ahead.


Hugs and love to Judy. Now go kick cancer's ass. Please.
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Fuck indeed.

Thanks Bob.

My thoughts are with you Judy, wishing you all the best with all my heart.

Cancer sucks! Judy beat the son of a bitch and I look forward to you posting for years to come. Stay strong but we all know you will.

Hugs and much love from me too.
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Shoot, cancer is just so indiscriminate.... doesn't seem to matter how good of a person you are or anything else....

Judy - you're knowledgeable about the workings of the health care industry.... we're all hoping that you get the best care available for your situation.
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Judy....you can do it. We love you! You are the best. Get better soon!!!
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We are all rooting for you and thinking about you Judy. My bet is on you picking up that new Honda Cub in the Spring!
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Good wishes Judy from Ken and Diane in NY. You were such a gracious host when were were in Honolulu! It was the highlight of our 28 day Pacific cruise! Scooter emoticon
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thinking of Judy...
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I am pretty new here, but the support that has been forthcoming shows how the folks on this forum feel about you, Judy. Cancer sucks - everything I have read here tells me that you will have the fortitude and attitude to fight this fight. Sending good vibes your way.
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Here's hoping for a successful fight. They are doing some amazing things in the fight against cancer. Keep the faith Judy.
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All our love Judy. Hope you are comfortable today.

Best,
David and Lynda
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well. fuck me running.

J all the best on a comfortable and speedy recovery. know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of the MV family.

and, when you're ready, tack on those miles to round it out. The Universe demands it!

many hugs & much love,
-greasy
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