Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Severus Alexander, Dec 11, 2021.
i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! keep fighting!
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Like you I am a cancer survivor. I have had two incidences; testicular at age 28 and in my 60s a number of basal cell removals. I feel for you and what you and your family are dealing with and I admire your strength in facing it. I am heartened to read that there therapies that might work for you. Be strong and keep looking forward.
“So come, dear father, climb up onto my shoulders! I will carry you on my back. This labor of love will never wear me down. Whatever falls to us now, we both will share one peril, one path to safety.” Vergil, Aeneid 2
@Severus Alexander In October my dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer and he is facing surgery next week, and is also on an experimental immunotherapy trial. That's been pretty rough going for my family, but he is in his 80s. That you are dealing with this at your age is just not fair. As others have noted in this post, the medical profession is doing some remarkable things with cancer treatment.
Thank you for sharing your story - it was brave of you. You have a good attitude; I am glad to hear you are going to continue collecting coins. They can be very therapeutic.
Always keep in mind you have many friends here (some of us you've never met in person!). I'll be thinking of you.
Wishing you the best with a trio of health deities from a Graeco-Roman gem, as rendered by a 17th century artist:
I thought Spes was appropriate here, too, but didn’t have one. Does that make me “hopeless”? Not quite. My daughter is named Victoria Hope, so there you go- victory and hope.
Wishing you both, @Severus Alexander.
Oh, here’s a Victory reverse.
Side note: I believe the OP of this thread has the most “likes” I’ve seen on a single post. Obviously likes of solidarity, not of the sobering news.
That was a very tough read
Stay strong my friend we are all in your corner and only a pm away if you ever need to reach out.
A little British Bulldog spirit for you
" Now this is not the end,
it is not even the beginning of the end,
But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning " Winston Churchill
My only coin that fits
As part of his sentence ordered by Hera, Hercules had to perform twelve Labors, feats so difficult that they seemed impossible. One of the labors was to defeat the Nemean Lion. In the town of Nemea, there was an invincible lion that brought devastation and fear to the town. Hercules was ordered to slay the lion and bring back his skin. Hercules was able to use his brute strength and clever bravery to choke the lion to death and bring the skin to Eurystheus.
The second coin is the only Severus Alexander I bought this year.
I hope you will like them.
Thomas, I'm sorry to hear of your medical diagnosis but glad you are sharing it with us. I've never embraced a specific religion so I won't pretend to pray for you, but I would like to share my own experience with stage 4 cancer with the hope it provides some inspiration for you. Don't accept your diagnosis as a death sentence & never give up hope that you will win this battle. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with with stage 4 cancer after going through many tests & a surgical biopsy. My PC physician suggested I see two specialists about various treatments. I was shocked with the diagnosis & began preparing for the worst. I made & paid for my funeral expenses in advance & even wrote my own obituary . After a conference with the three doctors, a plan of treatments was offered to me that included chemo-therapy for 8 months, radiation therapy for 6 months that was grueling & painful, followed by an unusual surgical procedure that involved 3 doctors. My medical insurance wouldn't cover even a tiny fraction of the cost for this plan, so my PC physician said start the plan anyway & apply for financial assistance. I went through the entire plan faithfully & kept this experience a secret from my remaining family & close friends. The staff at the Unity Medical Center gave me the certificate below before the final surgical procedure.
When the surgical procedure was complete along with the recovery period, my insurance company sent me a shocking bill that covered everything . Much to my delight, the University of Rochester paid for everything ! Earlier this year the 3 doctors declared me cancer free . So never give up hope .
And those I bought to celebrate the second one (2017)
When life doesn't treat you right, one has to manage on their own....
Edward I was known as the hammer of the Scots. I hope you will be the hammer of cancer.
And like Seleukos I Nikator you will be Severus Nikator "Severus the Victorious"
"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength"
"Look well into thyself - there is a source of strength which will always spring up if you will always look"
"Nowhere can a man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul"
Not even Marcus Aurelius could have said it better than you did!
It's terrible news, but as far as I know, you won't give up..I want you to get well soon, Alex..
Take more vitamins, do some outdoor activities if you have a chance when the weather is less cooler!
That being said, we should make it a habit to get our CAT Scans every few years.......
I wish you and your family the best.
@Severus Alexander , I am definitely hoping for the best for you. Here are two fierce horse-mounted archers to add to your team. First, a drachm of the Afrighid dynasty (c. early 800s):
And second is my avatar coin, a Parthian tetradrachm of Artabanos IV (c.10- 38 AD). Artabanos had been king of the Parthian vassal state of Adiabene and was invited in by some discontented nobles to overthrow the unpopular Vonones. Artabanos was initially defeated, and forced to seek refuge with the semi-nomadic Dahae beyond the Caspian Sea; Vonones even issued coinage proclaiming his defeat of Artabanos. But Artabanos raised a new force, tried again, successfully expelled Vonones, and went on to reign for over 20 more years. He was a fierce warrior who never gave up. On this coin he receives the palm branch from Nike.
One of my best findings, sestertius, shows Alexander S. going to war against the Persians..
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