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Save Friday, December 6th
For this year’s Keith Kelley Club Christmas Dinner Dance. This year we’ll be celebrating the Holidays at the beautiful Hayes Mansion. The Retiree Party will serve an array of horsdeurves and an open bar before the general membership arrives. Dinner and dancing following. Come & join us! Have good conversation with ole and new friends. Join the Keith Kelley Club Facebook page (private group). Questions, text or email Margie Thompson at 408 421-3785 or email@example.com
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The SJPOA is aggressively advocating for resources and policies that will address the homeless,
mental health and addiction crises affecting U.S. cities.
Periodically, we will feature a section on those topics in SV Crime Watch.
Click below to read the Op-Ed published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser this summer on this topic.
(UPDATE ~ Oct 7, 2019 1000 hrs ~ My pathology reports on the blood mass showed positive to cancer, two more masses were found on my Kidney, more pathology details and doctors notes will be released Tuesday evening.)
Oct 4, 2019 ~ Well, cancer has once again reared it’s ugly head and picked a fight with its old nemesis, me. Sometimes you get to choose your battles and sometimes they choose you! Cancer is an adversary to me that is worthy and has no bounds. Cancer is a direct challenge to my inner faith, core strength and values.
My wingman, good friend and brother Billy Dishman let the cat out of the bag so I’ll be passing on what’s going on with my health to my family, friends and blue family.
In retirement I’ve been pretty reserved, quiet and to myself. I wanted no attention or drama. I’ve been in the process of telling a few people while trying to wait on further test results on what’s exactly going on in my body. I wasn’t going to say anything but lots of people have heard, have been asking, are concerned and want to offer their support in some way. Now I feel the details and circumstances should come from me instead of others.
This admission is also out of respect for the many of you out there who are also keeping a secret of you battling your own serious health issues and problems. I want you to know you are not alone. I want to support the fighters, admire the survivors and honor the taken! Cancer sucks! God gives his hardest battles to his toughest soldiers! When death smiles at us, the brave smile back! Be strong, peace be with you and keep the faith.
As most of you know, I’ve been diagnosed with cancer (stomach/colon (1998) and lung (2017)) twice before in my life. I’ve battled through it and have been cancer free for two years now. I’ve been going through regular testing for the last 20 years to determine if I stay cancer free. I’ve been pretty lucky with the tests, treatments and surgeries keeping me at bay of the cancer. My last CT contrast scan in Sept of 2018 showed me cancer free in my body.
Recently, I’ve been having symptoms of labored breathing, tired, dizziness, nausea, soreness and pains in my upper and side torso. Doctors sent me to have a CT contrast scan and lab work done.
The tests found a large mass in my chest from my stomach up to my heart and lungs. They immediately put me in the hospital to remove it. I lost a lot of blood and my blood work was all over the chart. I was able to get my vitals back to normal and recover well enough to eventually be released from the hospital and return home.
The preliminary diagnosis of the mass and blood was cancer. A more definitive pathology report will be available Tuesday evening to tell me the stage, severity and treatments of the cancer. We’ll then decide on a game plan towards fighting the disease.
I’m happy to be home. I’m really sore and tired but in good spirits. My wife and family is taking great care of me.
It’s my third time around with a cancer diagnosis and I know what’s in store for me towards tests, treatments or surgeries. I’ve got a great team of doctors assigned to my case. I’ve got an amazing support system in family and friends. I’m a fighter, strong and hard headed so let the battle begin once again. My faith, hope, determination and perseverance is ready.
I’ll say this again because I strongly believe it, I’m glad to bite the bullet of having cancer instead of my family, friends or my dog getting this nasty crap. I don’t wish this stuff on anyone. I’m much stronger in this role as the patient than watching others suffer with cancer. Cancer simply sucks and causes nothing but pain and heartache! Cancer is the bad guy or the victimizer I’ve chased around my entire career bringing to justice for others. Hopefully in the near future a cure will be possible to save lives.
My life has always been full of blessings and I’m a very fortunate, humble and grateful man. Let’s see where this journey leads me. Since it’s now out in the open, I’d appreciate your kindness, hugs, love, support, thoughts and prayers for my family and myself. Thank God I’ve got my wife Lezlie who’s my pillar of strength and positivity. A warrior with the heart of a lion awaits in the arena, I’ve got this!
Michael W. Ross
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GETTING READY FOR A
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM YOUR BOD!
|Two women were out for a Saturday stroll. One had a Doberman and the other, a Chihuahua. As they
walked down the street, the one with the Doberman Said to her friend, “Let’s go over to that bar for a drink.”
The lady with the Chihuahua said, “We can’t go in there. We’ve got dogs with us.”
The one with the Doberman said, “Just watch, and do as I do.”
They walked over to the bar and the one with the Doberman put on a pair of dark glasses and started to walk in.
The bouncer at the door said, “Sorry, lady, no pets allowed.”
The woman with the Doberman said, “You don’t understand. This is my seeing-eye dog.”
The bouncer said, “A Doberman?”
The woman said, “Yes, they’re using them now. They’re very good.”
The bouncer said, “Well, OK, come on in.”
The lady with the Chihuahua thought that convincing him that a Chihuahua was a seeing-eye dog may be
a bit more difficult, but thought, “what the heck,” so she put on her dark glasses and started to walk in.
Once again the bouncer said, “Sorry, lady, no pets allowed.”
The woman said, “You don’t understand. This is my seeing-eye dog”
The bouncer said, “A Chihuahua?”
The woman with the Chihuahua said……,“A Chihuahua?? They gave me a f*cking Chihuahua ???!!”
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CHP: WRONG WAY CRASHES A WORRYING TREND
|California to provide more aid for campus moms and dads
Like most college students, Bianca Rojas has a lot to balance — classes, papers, exams, research. Unlike most of her peers, the 25-year-old Cal State Long Beach sociology major has two extracurricular obligations: Jasper and Adeline, her toddlers.
SAN JOSE HALF MARATHON
Jin Arai crosses the finish line during the Michelob Ultra Rock ’n’ Roll San Jose Half
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|San Jose taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $1.4 million to fight a lawsuit filed against the city by a group of high-profile retirees who say they were shortchanged in their pension plans. Adam F. Hutton has the details.|
|San Jose lawmakers to mull new restrictions for mobile food vendors|
Woman Bites Camel’s Testicles After It Sat On Her
|A man asked his wife what she’d like for her birthday. “I’d love to be six again,” she replied.
On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear, everything there was! Wow!
Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park, her head reeling and her stomach upside down. Right to a McDonald’s they went, where her husband ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake. Then it was off to a movie, the latest Star Wars epic, a hot dog, popcorn, soda, and M&Ms. What a fabulous adventure!
Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed. He leaned over and lovingly asked, “Well, dear, what was it like being six again?”
One eye opened. “You idiot, I meant my dress size.”
The moral of this story:
Even when the man is listening, he’s still gonna get it wrong…
Lawmaker Proposes Creators Of ‘Gun-Free Zones’ Be Liable For Attacks In Zones
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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. -Steve Jobs
L.Pyle #1621 (Ret)