My sincerest gratitude.

Thank you all for your crossed fingers, your prayers, your thoughts, your wishes, your support.

I WIN!  Ya heard?

I hardly have words.  I’m exhausted.  It’s been a long long summer and fall.  But I no longer have cancer.  Not a trace of it.  I’m cured.  The surgeon is being somewhat cautious, and wants to look at the pathology slides himself, but the report shows that there’s nothing left..  and that the edges of what he removed have safe margins.  I get to keep my ass!  I’m still in a fair amount of pain from the surgery, but who cares!? I’ve just beat the odds.  10-15% of people who undergo my treatment end up with my result..  You could load 5 barrels of a six shooter for a round of Russian roulette and have better odds!  I’m quite sure that I couldn’t have done it without you all.  Thanks.  Really.

Now I think I’ll take a nap.

0 Replies to “My sincerest gratitude.”

  1. FUCK CANCER YOU ARE EZRA!!!!!! Oooooo, words can’t express how happy I am to see you and Hillary happy!!! Big smooches for both of you.

  2. Words can’t express how happy I am for you. What great news! Thanksgiving seems like just the right holiday to follow this ordeal.

  3. dude. to put it mildly–i’m glad.(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) for you and your girl. now get down to the shop and let’s see some bike porn!

  4. Best news of the year!
    Next time an other german asks me were my fedners are from I’ll telkl him: “The man how teaches cancer to cry!”
    Keep that smile!

  5. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! !

    I never doubted that you would win the battle.
    Thanks for being a champion

    Felicidades, no dudé nunca que lo conseguirías, gracias por ser todo un campeón!!

  6. AWWWW HELL YEAH!
    Ezra, dude, that’s awesome news- I’ve been following this blog keeping my fingers crossed for you, and even though we’ve never met, I’ve been feelin for ya.
    From one frame builder to another- it’s great to know you’ll still be out there and “in the mix”.
    -Chauncey

  7. Hi!
    I just read your last post, I’m really happy for you!
    I don’t remember how I found you blog (quite early), it was the first feed I check everyday from that day.

    I don’t know you but you can’t imagine how I was feeling when I read that you finally WIN.

    I imagine you are quite tired … it was a very difficult period. Now it’s finished. Enjoy your life! (and I’m sure you will)

    Simone

  8. Now that’s really good news! Well done man! This made my day, hell my week! This is great! Congratulations. Now give that lovely lady of yours some extra attention cause I’m sure you couldn’t have done it without her. I’m going to tip a pint to your fighting spirit.

  9. Congratulation, I’m very happy for you! I’m so glad that this has been your outcome.

    Best wishes for your recovery, and a very enjoyable Thanksgiving to you and your dears.

  10. hell…yeah. wow. this internet’s a crazy thing. never met ya fella, but feeling a little emotional. congratulations is the wrong word, but it’s the best i have. revel.

  11. I’ve never been happier for a perfect stranger…I’m emotional, I’m happy, I’m elated and just plain relieved….such fantastic news!

    This picture of you just looks so peaceful, so grateful, so calm and so proud. You should be all of these…because you successfully kicked cancer’s ass.

    And…I’m so glad you did this before Thanksgiving so you can have this feeling during your favorite holiday!

    Enjoy Ezra, enjoy every minute of Thanksgiving week 2008.

    –Christine

  12. Congrats! I love watching your photo stream on flickr. My Dad is big into road cycling and he had prostate cancer not too long ago that he beat. Your story hits close to home. I’m happy for you. I’m happy the world will have more of your bikes, photography, and love. Take care, get some rest.

    -James

  13. My god, that is utterly fantastic! I am so happy for you! Of course, like others have mentioned, I always knew you would beat cancer. Something about being a total badass, I guess? Thank you so much for the inspiration and the hope. I think you have given a lot of people a reason to be positive about life. This is such great news. =)

  14. Holy crap, Ezra! This is the best news I’ve heard in a long time. The strange thing is that I had a dream last night I was at a party where some crazy guy kept wanting to play Russian roulette. Now that I think about it that guy was you. I’m not making this up. I’ve been having lots of strange dreams like this in the past few months. I’m just glad this story has a happy ending.

  15. really great news, Ezra, really great. we are super happy for you and look forward to you closing this profound period of time.

  16. This comes to me as no surprise, simply an affirmation of your superiority as a human being. I know that this good news will not remove the urgency with which you live (i.e. lets go fucking surfing…now!).

  17. I’ll dedicate a song at Karaoke To you guys tonight! Awesome News. We had A feeling things would be fine. A Positive Outlook goes a long way. Congratulations!

  18. YES! Ezra I am so happy to hear this news! Prayers and good vibes do really work! (Now cross your fingers for December 1st. That’s when I go in for my colonoscopy!) *Big hugs and high fives*

  19. We have been following your blog all the way, and are now jumping for joy with that incredible news! Huge love and light from London. xxx

  20. Ezra, that truly is kickass news! Congratulations. I will personally keep my prayers and well-wishes coming your way for continued good health. High fives from Vancouver, BC!

  21. *Jumping up and down*
    Now that is something to be thankful for.
    I’m so happy for you!!

    Will you be passing the assless bike
    on to other patients of cancer, or will
    it get a saddle?

  22. I really cannot begin to tell you how happy this makes me. I don’t know you, and probably never will, but I’m so very happy that such an amazing person, who is a part of so many other people’s lives will live to see many more days.
    Fuck yeah Ezra, fuck yeah.
    -Hudson

  23. an arbitrary click led me to a pic of yours on flickr in August – I have been following your progress with smiles and tears ever since.

    your story has touched so many….

    I have happy, happy smiles and tears now – YAY – CONGRATS!

  24. That’s terribly great news! I’ve been following your blog since that chance meeting during one of the Summer Streets. You always have such captivating photos. I hope Lyle and I can come visit your workspace soon… or maybe go riding together on bikes WITH seats!