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Dave Stiles 03-29-2011 08:40 PM

POTM Judges needed ... hopefully short term
Greetings my friends,

Recently (January) I had to have surgery which revealed a stage IV cancer. As of three days ago the chemo port was removed in emergency surgery after the catheter shifted itself from one vein into another, causing a complete blockage/obstruction of the right jugular vein. Chemo will be postponed for at least half-a-year while damage heals, blood thinners work, and a new port can finally be installed for 6 more months of chemo...

Needless to say, I need at least one, if not three, individuals willing to step up and take over for me until I am healed and back on chemo, or at least able to see beyond tomorrow. Please let me know via either a PM or a post to this thread if you wish to take over for me and I will (hopefully remember to) make sure that the appropriate WG Staff is informed of the unanticipated, and hopefully temporary, changing of the judge(s).

I will miss interacting with everyone here, but my priority must be to heal before I can continue to play. If I don't heal ... well, the Doc says I may not stick around too long.

Dave Stiles

Gloria 03-29-2011 11:43 PM

There are a couple of people here that seem capable of helping out. I'm sure they will show up soon. You do such an excellent job at judging.
Take care of yourself,we will be thinking of you and wishing you well.

havalotta 03-30-2011 01:33 PM

Ohhhh no...
You work on getting better Dave, :kiss We'll take care of whatever's needed here.
Could we do a monthly poll?
We all seem to enjoy participating in them as much as participating in the contests themselves. :bounce

amelanchier 03-30-2011 02:49 PM

Oh my goodness, Dave! I hope everything works out for you. I definitely understand why you need to drop everything of lesser importance and focus on fighting the cancer.

As for POTM, a poll seems like a good idea to me. I rarely submit, but I look. :)

Sage 03-30-2011 04:56 PM

Oh, Dave, so terribly sorry to hear of your news and I certainly wish you the best! You must take care of yourself first. Do not concern yourself with this contest which is of no consequence compared to what you are dealing with.

We who enjoy posting the pix are not at all in it for prizes either. I think havalotta's idea suits the bill. :) And if that doesn't work, we can just post our best for a given month and be satisfied with seeing everyone else's pix.

dapjwy 03-30-2011 05:47 PM


Do all you need to do to get well...and come back and play here again when you are ready. :)

Everyone has already said much better than I could how we feel about you and your recovery. I also agree that a poll sounds good to me...and that we are not in it for the prizes anyway. :)

Take care of yourself. Post when you can.

sprucetree 03-30-2011 07:20 PM

Don't feel like you are leaving us in the lurch Dave,, Just take care of yourself and with a little rest We hope you feel better. POTM will be taken care of too, We are all pulling for you.

havalotta 04-02-2011 10:57 PM


Originally Posted by sprucetree (Post 89743)
Don't feel like you are leaving us in the lurch Dave,, P.O.T.M. will be taken care of too, We are all pulling for you.

March 2011 P.O.M. is all set to be judged!
If you would like to participate in choosing this months winner, Please follow this link http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...ch-2011-a.html.

Quietman 04-24-2011 10:34 AM


My thoughts and prayers are with you.


dapjwy 04-24-2011 09:51 PM

Welcome back, Quietman. You've been...er....quiet.

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