1928: "Seven Years"

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby dbasener » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:16 pm UTC

Congratulations Mrs. and Mr. Randall. I wish you 7 ^ 7 more healthy and happy years together.

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby Dhs1963 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:36 pm UTC

I so love this xkcd. I am 5 1/2 years; 5 years (almost to the day) when I transitioned from stage one (NBD) to Stage IV kidney cancer (10% 5 yr survival rate). I have been through the uncertainties and scanxiety.

And, as a geophysicist, I so waited for that magical day in August 2017 when the moon blocked the sun. And now, I plan for 2024. With my wife (of 19 years).

Thank you!

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby Heimhenge » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:08 pm UTC

Lots of speculation over the years whether Randall reads these threads. Probably too busy most of the time, but damn ... sure hope he reads this one. There is much love here.

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby pogrmman » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:34 am UTC

Just to re-iterate what everybody else has said: this comic was super touching. It brought back a lot of the memories of the couple extra years I was able to spend with my grandmother because of a great surgeon. Even though it wasn't that long ago (only a few years), it still makes me realize how lucky my family was that we were able to spend so much time with her after pancreatic cancer. It also reminded me how long seven years is. Even though I'm young (20), 7 years doesn't always seem too terribly long, but when I think back to what I was doing then, I realize that I was trying to come to terms with the fact that I had a crush on somebody for the first time. It seems so long ago, but also at the same time so recent. Some things I did back then seem like they were only yesterday. But, memory is weird.

Either way, this is a lovely comic. I really enjoyed it. I hope Randall and his wife are doing well.

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby water_moon » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:30 am UTC

There's a new way to make me feel old: remind me it's been 7 years since I first saw mention of this and worried for a total stranger...

But as my husband says "getting old is better than the alternative." Here's to you and yours getting older for at least another 7 years.

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby ho666es » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:14 am UTC

heres to the next 70, live life well its the only one we have! <3

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby Eoink » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:55 pm UTC

I registered 5 years ago to say how much 2 years had moved me. 5 years on this is an equally beautiful strip, I'm so pleased for the Munroes and wish them many more anniversaries.

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby knight_of_baawa » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:38 pm UTC

All the feels of this comic cannot be quantified.

The importance of each day with a loved one can't be underestimated. Most of us never think about the end until we get hit with it.

One of my sisters had diabetes and never took care of it. Her 50th birthday present was her first major amputation. A few more followed (total for both legs), plus triple bypass and gall bladder removal. Diabetic retinopathy nearly completely took her sight. Congestive heart failure and shot kidneys were taking a toll.

Last Friday, she died. She was 53.

Never take for granted each and every day you have with your loved ones, especially if they are facing something life-threatening. Promise yourselves to make every day count.

This comic shows that Randall doesn't take any day for granted. Here's to every day yet to come that he and his wife have, because every day is special.

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby jloucks » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:00 pm UTC

Seven years ago, my wife was diagnosed with stage 4 Ovarian cancer.
This comic really touched us.

Thank you, and best wishes!

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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:19 am UTC

Ahh, so many feels, I'm kinda misty!

Previously when I read xkcd cancer-related comics, cancer was something which happened to other people.
Now it's something I've survived. A year ago my hair was finally growing out again, but it came back super soft and slightly wavy.

I'm still in the stage of quarterly blood tests and occasional CT scans. I've gotten over worrying about the results, but there's some twisted part of me that misses it. Fighting cancer was one of the more interesting and adventurous things I've done in my life, and unlike what is depicted in this comic I'm struggling to even try to do anything else since.
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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby pelrigg » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:27 pm UTC

Adding my congratulations for seven years {"SEVVVENNN YEEEARRRSSS"}. And best wishes for seven, nah, SEVENTY years more.
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Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

Postby mikka » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:47 pm UTC

Only signed up to say beautiful (and probably getting it wrong) my woman just had a scare and.. well you know.

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