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  1. 1

    cheryl harris

    that’s awesome–for both of you. Thanks so much for sharing your story, and have a great anniversary!

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    Tracy Dean

    Happy Anniversary to you both! And Mrs. Dude, go and kick some Cancer Ass! We’ve all got your back.

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    Ken

    Yes! Eff cancer! I’m not much for praying, but I do know that love, support, and positive energy go a long way towards healing.
    It’s cool that you can lean on each other when you need it.

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  4. 4

    Toni

    Happy anniversary, Mr. And Mrs. Dude.

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    Leona

    Today I just got home from the hospital after what I hope is my final surgery. May 4th last year was my surgery for double mastectomy, I hope things go well for you both. We to have been through crazy amount of things, my husband had a major head injury 4 years after we got married had to learn everything again. Did not know who I was for 4 years. Did not know the three beautiful children were ours. Then our oldest son was born 2 1/2 months early almost lost him. When he was nine came down with rear diseas call Wegeners granulamotosis told he would not live. Only 4 child in Canada to get Wegeners at that time. He beat all odds and is now 30 and married. Than came husbands second head injury. Than our other sons wife diagnosed with chrons . Just when we think we can catch a break along came invasive ducal breast cancer. One year later hair all grown back in funny thing it came in curly. I just home from hospital for like I said hopefully final reconstuction. Seems to me that some of us just get wAy more health issues than others , like you said though it makes you stronger as a couple. Tell your wife chemo goes by fast and before you know it this to will be behind you. Thing that I found most important be with those who can support you. I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and nothing more encouraging than reading the bible to help on those days feels like you cannot take any more. We have a web site you can go to to read the bible or look up anything you would like. Beautiful music on this site to relax to, it is jw.org. I will be watching your post to see how she is doing hang in there . Leona

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    Hap

    Mr & Mrs Dude, you two are an inspiration for how to “live life” during all circumstances. HOPE & STRENGTH for the Dudes tonight, tomorrow, the challenging days directly ahead and for many, many more Happy Anniversaries together!

    From everything I’ve learned about Mrs Dude by “hanging around” GDude these last 6 months, I am reminded of the following words, which I repeat in Mrs Dude’s honor tonight:

    “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. She does him good … all the days of her life…. Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household… and her children … call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her… ”
    Proverbs 31:10-30 (in part).

    Looking forward to hearing an all clear Mrs Dude health report soon! I’ll be driving for several hours beginning @ 4am your time this morning so I’ll be remembering your family and your health care providers.

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    kelly

    *Sniff sniff*. That definitely brought on tears. You and Mrs. Dude are very lucky to have one another. I’m so happy to see that your marriage is so strong and full of love. It gives hope to young ‘uns like me who grew up with a suspicious view of marriage! ;) Sending lots of good vibes your way!

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    Lea

    Best wishes and positive thoughts for Mrs. Dude and the rest of the family!

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    IrishHeart

    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    ― Lao Tzu

    You guys got this.

    and…..F**k cancer. You’re both stronger. .

    Love, healing thoughts and all good juju,
    Irish

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    Beth

    I loved watching my daughter go off to college. Spreading her wings and finding her way in this world. Watching your children grow into beautiful independent adults is the biggest reward as a parent. Your dudette will do great because she has the example of two loving parents to follow.
    Happy Anniversary! Praying the surgery goes well and kicks cancer’s ass for good! Sometimes life can throw a nasty curveball, but you are right, it is all in how you choose to deal with it.
    Here’s to a speedy and full recovery, and many more anniversaries to come.

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    Chloe

    Oh my goodness, I have tears in my eyes!! Thinking of you and Mrs Dude!

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    Cindi

    Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs. Dude.
    I prayed for her to have a successful surgery and good recovery and for all traces of cancer to be gone – as well as for your family to receive God’s choicest blessings…

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    Susan

    Happy anniversary! We’re thinking about you and the family today. With so much stress this week, just remember you have a whole community to talk to and lean on if you need it. We are all here for you, the Mrs., and the Dudettes. Take care of Mrs. Dude and take care of yourself.

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    Sue in Alberta

    Happy Anniversary, “Dudes”! THIS is what marriage is all about. Just look at the gift you’re giving your 2 daughters in showing them what a healthy relationship can be.

    Your first born has left the nest and she’ll find her way. Your second will “be” a teenager and she’ll figure it out too. She’ s in a new situation with her “big” sister gone BUT you’re a tight unit and a new normal will emerge.

    Now, Mrs.Dude, slay this dragon. You’ve got a solid support system and so may you haven ‘t even met, rooting for you. That positive energy counts!

    Go forth, Dude. Do what you need to do. We’ll be here for ya.

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  15. 15

    Jersey Girl

    GD & Mrs. Dude-

    Happy Anniversary-xox! Jersey Guy and I have been together 21 years and hell yeah it has been a ride. Not a like top down blasting Springsteen cruising to LBI kinda ride but I consider myself blessed to have someone to get through this life with. All of it. I wouldn’t change a thing. Our little girl is a ray of sunshine and hope that carries us through.

    Prayers for you. Prayers for your wife. We will all be here for you, anytime.

    Love,
    Jersey Girl
    —————————————————————————————
    “There’s a dark cloud rising from the desert floor.
    I packed my bags and I’m heading straight into the storm.
    Gonna be a twister to blow everything down
    That ain’t got the faith to stand its ground.
    Blow away the dreams that tear you apart,
    Blow away the dreams that break your heart.
    Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted.”
    The Promised Land

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    Amy

    Your entire family is in my prayers. How thoughtful of you to post a tribute to your wife and marriage during such a stressful time. Difficulties bring us closer together but sometimes you got to wonder why, why, why.
    PS. The poem made me almost cry last year; this year the tears flowed.

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    joanne

    What a beautiful post. My thoughts are with you two, and saying a prayer for you both. Life sure can throw the curve balls, but love will always hit homers off them. You two have a ton. Breathe deep and go do this. 

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    joanne

    And Happy Anniversary!!

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    Lou

    Best wishes to you both!

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    Julie Rumreich

    Beautiful tribute! Happy anniversary and prayers and thoughts are with you, your wife, and your family as Mrs. Dude has her surgery. <3

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    Angie from the Land of Oz

    Happy anniversary GD and Mrs. Dude! Will pray you and for Mrs. Dude’s recovery throughout the next few days and weeks. May God bless your day with encouragement, love, hope, and peace.

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  22. 22

    Maricela

    Thinking about Mrs. Dude & the entire family. Hoping the surgery & recovery go smoothly & thank you for sharing your story with us <3

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  23. 23

    Jess

    Blessings to all of you from afar, and happy anniversary!

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  24. 24

    el Hefe

    That’s a heavy load for your family to bear, GD. You’re in my thoughts.

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  25. 25

    Lydia

    Congratulations to you both. Praying for you both.

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  26. 26

    Thankful for Whole Foods

    Wonderful post! May The Lord bless and keep you all during this time.

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    Silmeria

    Wow 21 years. That itself is a triumph and worthy of celebration. And one kiddo already in college must be exciting, with so many positive things working in the direction you both are, only one thing left to do is kick cancers @$$. I’m rooting on you Mrs. dude.

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    Betsy in Michigan

    Happy Anniversary – wishing you many more, and lots of positive thoughts!

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    depressed dancer

    We found your site today when my partner got glutened (on holiday) and we needed the celiac hive mind of good recovery advice. We’re feeling a bit sorry for ourselves, but seeing everything you’ve overcome makes me feel a bit ashamed of our moaning.

    So good luck Mrs Dude, and thank you both so much for being brave, strong, honest and open and sharing your life and wisdom with the world.

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    farrotym

    I know Cancer is always a struggle. I always wonder why cures are so hard to find?

    Sad, today they found out Gluten Free can cause Allergies because one of the ingredients is Lupin and it has been known to cause these allergies http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/fda-warns-about-lupin-allergy-gluten-free-foods

    I just wish they come out with a cure for all these terrible diseases. However if you know how finance works many shareholders of certain health stock do not want to cure sickness unless it is extremely urgent, because they want to make sure there shareholders are never interrupted by a cure. Today most pharmaceutical companies want to keep there products going and seem to only care about care for the patient and NEVER a cure. It is sad, years ago you had good doctors like Jonas Salk who cured polio, now most pharmacies and the medical community just want to give people a pill to solve there problems rather then cures. Truth is truth.

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    1. 30.1

      IrishHeart

      The article is discussing lupin as a “potential” problem for people with PEANUT OR LEGUME allergies. It is not suggesting that gluten free foods will cause allergies to develop.

      And I sincerely doubt anyone is purposefully withholding a cure for cancer just to make money.

      While it is true that many doctors do symptom-treat, I do not believe there is a vast conspiracy to keep us all ill and dying.

      Just my opinion. :)

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    Ernest Wallo

    I think the point of farrotym story is how The big media keeps doing everything it can to ruin the Gluten Free diet. All I can say is G-Damn Dr. Peter Gibson in Australia. Now Celiac.com is saying that Gluten Intolerance is false. http://www.celiac.com/articles/23737/1/Non-Celiac-Gluten-Sensitivity-Not-Holding-Up-to-Scrutiny/Page1.html

    My opinion is starting in 2015, Gluten Free products will be leaving the Supermarket Shelves because to much bad information about Gluten Free foods and by 2017 GLUTEN FREE WILL BE GONE PERIOD, at least in Supermarkets and Restaurants. People need to hear the truth even if they do not like the truth. The Media and the wheat lobbyist will succeed in destroying Gluten Free and replacing it with Low FODMAP. Thanks to Dr. Gibson..

    Anyway this post is about Gluten Dude wife and cancer

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    1. 31.1

      IrishHeart

      Yes, it is about Mrs. Dude and there seems to be a number of posts on GD’s website and FB page about Dr. Gibson’s study as well as overreaction to every single aspect of that study.

      Give it a break. You’re all just spamming his site at this point. We can all see it. Thanks, but we “get it”. :)

      The media is not causing a problem for me. I follow a GF diet because I have celiac and I will always live this way. I don’t care what any new studies or articles or people who troll on blogs may say.

      Maybe you should do the same.

      Cheers!

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        IrishHeart

        …..and for the record, the Celiac.com website puts out ALL published articles on a daily basis from the news feed. It automatically runs any articles that have key words like gluten, gluten free, celiac, etc in them. Sometimes they are fluff pieces, sometimes they are scientific articles and sometimes they are just announcements about a celiac group meeting in Topeka. I see them every day. This does not mean the site is making any statements.

        There is no rhyme or reason to them, most go unread and they are purely for informational purposes. No one from celiac.com is stating an opinion on them. I have asked the owner of the site about this, so honestly, “celiac.com” is not saying any such thing about this study or gluten sensitivity “not existing”.

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        Ken

        The voice of reason rings clearly. Go Irish!
        I don’t have much of a choice. If my supermarket doesn’t sell what I need, I’ll go elsewhere. But wait… since fresh meat, fish and veggies, and rice are available pretty much anywhere, I think I’m in good shape. Oh and liquor. Liquor too. Don’t dwell on what you can’t have. Revel in what you can.

        Dude, my thoughts are still with you. Hope things are getting better.

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    Packer103

    Sadly you may be right according to this recent article that Gluten Free products are expected to decline next year http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Markets/Gluten-free-market-what-s-next

    I hope not, this is a Celiac’s worse nightmare!!!!!

    Anyway wish Mrs. Dude the best Gluten Dude. My prayers that God does good by her.

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    Browl Cunnings

    Hey Ernest Wallo The study you are referring to was done in 2013 and was funded by George Weston Foods A BREAD COMPANY http://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085%2813%2900702-6/abstract

    It seems to me that every time Gluten Intolerance is proven false 2 things are the same. The Studies involve Dr. Peter Gibson and George Weston Foods. Not only that just as the study Dr. Peter Gibson did to prove Gluten Intolerance is false, the study was done in 2013 http://www.gastro.org/journals-publications/gastroenterology/gastro-podcast/gastroenterology-podcast-august-2013

    This study that author Jefferson Adams of Celiac.com is referring to again was done in 2013. Yet a recent study by Dr. Gibson that proves Gluten Intolerance and depression go hand and hand until adopting a Gluten Free diet was done in April of 2014 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=gibson+gluten+depression

    Anyway to make a long story short, I smell a rat when Dr. Gibson and George Weston Foods get together to prove Gluten Intolerance is false and all these studies were done last year NOT THIS YEAR Jefferson Adams of Celiac.com

    Sorry people going into other topics without researching them first and putting them on this blog when it has nothing to do with Gluten Dude’s wife and cancer gets me truly upset because Dr. Gibson is a FRAUD period.

    My prayers to Gluten Dude’s wife and may everything turn out alrighr.

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