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Ok two BIG things happened to me Friday. I'll start with the good news. This is just AMAZING. I still can't believe it. I recently quit my job at the university but have remained really good friends with my co-workers. So I get a call on Friday asking if I would like a mustang for FREE. I was like...sure how many? Apparently a friend of my friend at work was also into the mustang hobby, and bought several mustangs as project cars. Things happened and they guys wife has now told him to just give them away for free. FREE. I can't believe it. I'm going tomorrow to check them out. I hear that there is a 67 fastback in the mix so I am praying to everything holy that it's in good running shape...or at least only a light dusting of California rust. Also in the bunch are a 64.5 coupe that the guy already gave away and a couple other 66-68 coupes. Wohoo! I can't wait to see if they are in decent shape. Even if they're not I'm going to take them and see if they could at least be sacrificed to save another mustang in better shape. So anyway that's the deleriously good news.

Now the bad news. I have been sick on and off for a year now. Symptoms like those that come with the flu. Mainly a low grade fever and frequent poopin. It doesn't really interfere with life at all but you can bet that in any situation I know where every bathroom is within a 1/2 mile :) :) :) The doctors have been sitting around with their thumbs up their butts forever it seems but I finally got in to see a specialist and the report came back on Friday. Not good. It turns out that I have this disease called ulcerative colitis. Anyone heard of it? It's pretty much just a bad case of irritable bowel with ulcers. Yuck! BUT luckily they said that now that they know what it is they can put me on meds that will make it all but dissapear. It's a chronic illness so I will always have to take the meds (which really sucks because I've never taken anything other than herbal supplements ever). But I guess if the meds will make me normal then fine with me. I guess it's just a shock that I'm not the invincible 25 year old I thought I was. They said that because of the chronic disease I will be at higher risk for cancer in that area of my body and they recommended yearly colonoscopy's. Oh the joyous event of shoving a 3 foot hose.....welll you get the idea.

So there you have it. I may soon be the happy owner of a couple new mustangs for the price of a firm handshake, but I paid for it in health. Well sort of.

Now that I'm on meds and feeling better I will have to start bugging Bob about getting those VMF playing cards out. All we need is a photo of his car. Come on Bob ...you aren't shy are ya? :) hehehe.
 

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My wife says that she will let me drive down there to take one of the coupes... :)

Sorry to hear about your condition. I know several people with Crohns Disease which sounds similar. It's not fun, but better knowing what it is and being able to live with the treatment than some of the alternatives. All the best.

Z.
 

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I have a family member that was diagnosed with Chrons Disease in May 97'. Colon cancer and other diseases that affect the colon are common in my family, as is breast cancer, and diabetes. At least I don't have to worry about breast cancer. Oh yeah, the baldness...my dad and both grandfathers (grandfathers deceased) have/had the M-shaped hairline. I think the years to come will be very interesting. ::
 

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Please submit a rerquest for one of the cars. Don't care which one. Car would be for HWMOBOU.
 

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The good news is better than the bad news. Your condition is fairly common (I know several people who have it) and the treatment does work. To pick up a Mustang for Free is great! Congratulations and I will keep you in my prayers.

Dave
 
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