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    All Clear: Personal note

    I rarely if ever speak of my personal life but this is some good news I thought I would share. Anyway last year my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer than soon after lung cancer on her left lob. Two completely separate cancers which believe it or not is actually good news since neither one spread anywhere else. After almost a year of treatment and three surgeries including removal of her upper left lung lob, chemo and radiation we pretty much are looking at some closure as last thursday she had her final PET scan and we got a all clear today. We consider ourselves lucky as it was all very early in her cancers and we got to it all early enough to get to this point. Obviously she will continue with her pills for the next 6 years and get regular checkups but finally some good news for the Mancuso's. Also finally good news for Guy Mancuso Photography again as I can get back to work at full speed ahead. So I am looking for opportunities once again to forge forward on my 35 year career in this business. We look forward to this new chapter in our lives. Thanks to all my friends who have supported me in those times of trail in my life.
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    Wonderful news. Congratulations to your wife and you...
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    Thanks Don
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    That is truly wonderful news Guy. We always seem to take our health for granted and never think it will happen to us or the people we know.
    Glad to hear she is clear and I hope you both take some time to celebrate.

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    Fantastic news Guy - your family has been through a lot -good to put it all behind you.
    All the best

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    It was a very rough year we lost her mom right in the middle of it all too. Glad its a New Year now. Thanks
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    Great to hear Guy.

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    If I could I would have the sirens blast out the news all over town.
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    Fantastic, Guy----great to hear for you and your family!

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    my best to you both, Guy and Wife who wields the baseball bat.

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    Congratulations -- that's absolutely great to hear.

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    That is, indeed, great news! We join with you in giving heart felt thanks!!

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    Fantastic news Guy -- from personal experience (husband diagnosed with leukemia 3 years ago), I know how stressful and all-encompassing this can be for both of you.

    Really gets those priorities in shape!

    Happy times and good health to you and your better half.

    JT (soon to be your southern neighbor).

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    I'm happy to hear that these things have worked out well, Guy. It's is a heavy burden and weighs on both of you ... to be free of that is a terrific gift.

    Best regards and wishes for well-being to your wife, and to you too.

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    Very happy for you Guy and your wife.

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    Not sure how I missed this. Great news!

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    Guy, this is indeed great news. I wish you and your wife all the best. I also wish you good luck for your business.

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    Good to hear. Best wishes to both of you.

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    Sorry to hear she had to go through it but very glad to hear she's victorious. Well done and congratulations.

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    HI There Guy
    Fantastic to hear the news - your wife is obviously a brave and splendid woman (did we ever doubt it - her first triumph was obviously to put up with your camera buying habits ).

    I've been thinking of you, and I'm delighted for you both.

    HOORAY!

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    Wonderful news. We're all cheering out here.

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    All Clear: Personal note


    flowers for the Mancuso's, all the very best wishes and a happy Easter




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    Great news, Guy - big cheers from NYC for you and your family.

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    Thanks folks your all way to nice and love the flowers Steen.

    Charlie be in NY in July we should do another GetDPI get together. I will get the dates

    Jono yes anyone that can put up with me is a saint. LOL
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    That's good news, Guy!

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    Fantastic news, Guy! All the best to you and your family. My mom's a 4-time cancer survivor and I know how that feels!

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    So happy for you all!

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    I'm very sorry to hear about your wife's difficulties (my sympathy to her - I'm a breast cancer survivor too), but very happy that it has turned out OK.

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    That's an incredible amount to go through, Guy. I say that as a doctor but more recently got a completely different perspective on it after my wife went through a 5-hour breast surgery (thank God results came back as non-cancerous). I'm so glad you and your wife got this good news and wish you both the best.

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    Great news, Guy, best wishes to you and your wife for a continued recovery. Joe

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    Guy that is excellent news! I wish you and your family my best.
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    May you both only know relaxation, happiness and joy, went through it all with my mum not so long ago, it's often worse for the family than the person living through it, that you carried on with your work, workshops and participation here speaks volumes about your strength.
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    Great to hear good news. My wife has gone through a mastectomy for breast cancer so I have a small feel for the ordeal. And my daughter has a stubborn case of Lyme disease which has been a worse experience than the breast cancer.

    Spring is here. Timing is perfect for hope and moving forward.

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    You folks are way to kind.
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    Very good news Guy. Happy that you and your wife can get back on track.
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    Guy,

    Happy to hear your wife got the all clear. Knew something wasn't right, just not what. Hope you have a great year now that the pressure is off. Enjoy your new chapter!

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    Hi Guy,

    That is great news. I'm glad she is doing well and hope to see you soon,

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    Excellent news. Glad to hear it.
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    Wonderful news and best wishes. Health troubles reminds us all to work hard at enjoying what we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scatesmd View Post
    Hi Guy,

    That is great news. I'm glad she is doing well and hope to see you soon,

    steve
    Thanks for all your help Steve with great advice. It really helped us understand in layman's terms. Science is not my strong suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Stone View Post
    Guy,

    Happy to hear your wife got the all clear. Knew something wasn't right, just not what. Hope you have a great year now that the pressure is off. Enjoy your new chapter!

    Jim
    Little grumpy. Yea sorry about that.
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    Very glad to hear this Guy! Much Health & Happiness to all of you!

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    Very glad to hear this positive result! Best to your wife.
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    Great news Guy!

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    Congratulations to you and your family, Guy! I hope that your wife has the best success in her continued recovery.

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    The very best wishes for you and yours, Guy: excellent news. My thoughts are with you both. KL

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    Sorry I missed this before...

    Great news Guy. Best wishes to you both, and have a lovely Easter.

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    This is truly wonderful news!!!

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    Sorry to be late to this ...but that is such good news!

    You are amazing Guy ... to maintain your positive attitude and "can do" energy under such adverse emotional conditions is the true measure of a person IMO.

    All the best to you, your wife, and all of your family.

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    Absolutely great news Guy--sort of a pre-Easter miracle. Best wishes for continued good health, Steve

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