Late Arrival

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Strelok Stormhorn, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Strelok Stormhorn

    Strelok Stormhorn Accepted

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    Hello! Some of you will know me as Steve Godecke, the video guy from JordanCon. Hearing that TV is doing male Aes Sedai, I finally got interested in joining.

    I started reading WoT in the early '00s and have mingled with TV people at every JordanCon except 2015. I'm currently 38 and living in Iowa.

    For those who don't already know me, I'll say up front that I'm holding back stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma in my throat. This springs from radiation damage that I took when fighting another cancer in my jaw when I was 3. I've tried several types of treatment, but none have worked quite as well as we'd like, so now I'm just fighting for all the quality time I can get. The cancer's going to get me eventually, but I've been saying long before this situation developed that the only way a person truly loses to cancer is by letting it take over and shut down their spirit. That's not going to happen here.

    Edit to add: this only covers what happened to me before last September, but it'll tell you a lot:

     
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  2. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Director of Mods and Ops Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! Sorry to hear about your troubles. :hug
     
  3. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai Head of the Blue Ajah

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    Steve, I'm so happy you're here finally! :hug If you need anything around here, just lemme know :)

    ~Saowynn
     
  4. Arie Davion

    Arie Davion Matron Mother of Mischief Aes Sedai Master of the Watch

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    Steve!! It is amazing to see you here! Welcome!

    (This is Greg's Wife. >.> He's the Director of Volunteering at JCon)
    ~Andrea
     
  5. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    I remember you from that one time I was at JordanCon! Welcome! :)
    I'm sorry to hear about your cancer, but it's amazing that you have such a positive outlook. God bless you for that! :D
     
  6. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Welcome! As others have said, sorry to hear about the cancer but I do admire your positive outlook! Enjoy your time here and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to let us know!
     
  7. Strelok Stormhorn

    Strelok Stormhorn Accepted

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    Thank you for all the welcomes already, and it's great to see familiar people already showing up!

    To keep busy, I play PC games, read, and I've been putting my collections of toys, models and fantasy art in order.
     
  8. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Gaidin Outreach Activities Coordinator

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    Welcome and many prayers to you sir. May I say any friend of Wynn's is a friend of mine :) :hug
     
  9. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to TV, Strelok! :joy I'm glad to hear that your keeping your spirit strong in your struggle. We're good at offering support and cheers. :hug
     
  10. Jaim al`Bearach

    Jaim al`Bearach Gaidin

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    Welcome Strelok!

    Sorry to hear of your health troubles. :(
     
  11. Eliera Vaeldhrin

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    Welcome, Strelok! So sorry to hear of your struggle. You've found a supportive community with us! :hug
     
  12. Viriva al'Dere

    Viriva al'Dere Novice

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    Hi Strelok, it's great to meet you. I'm new too. Sorry to hear of your difficulties, sending you positive vibes <3
     
  13. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    Welcome, Strelok! I'm so glad you found your way to TarValon.Net -- you're never late, but always right on time. :D
     
  14. Jaim al`Bearach

    Jaim al`Bearach Gaidin

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    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    Welcome, Strelok! I admire your attitude in the face of adversity; I have suffered from a rare nerve condition (RSD) for over eighteen years now, and one thing I have learned is that these sort of things can only beat you if you let them. Prayers ascending, Steve. We're glad to have you in the TV family. :)
     
  16. Kethaana Nia Khamara

    Kethaana Nia Khamara Aes Sedai Mistress of Novices & Recruits

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! I'm glad you joined us. And I admire your attitude!
     
  17. Mellaine Murrai

    Mellaine Murrai Aes Sedai

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    Strelok,
    I am so glad you're here. That made my week!!!
     
  18. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Historian

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    happy to have you Strelok! I am glad you decided to join :D
     
  19. Mychael Ritoryn

    Mychael Ritoryn Aes Sedai

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    Hi Strelok, welcome :) Glad you're here.
     
  20. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to TarValon.net! :D

    What's your favorite PC game? Or maybe your favorite few, I can never pick just one personally. :lol