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Title: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Wally on September 18, 2017, 07:55:47 PM
Hi Bruce,

I started this thread to give everyone here at XGN an opportunity to send you messages of best wishes and support.

For myself, I find you an inspirational member here who always has a positive, "have fun" attitude in all of the many years that you and I have raced together (and you're quite hard to pass!). You're always proud of your achievements when you do well, which shows the fun you're having. You're a true gentleman racer. And you have put your hand in to organise many series and get involved. You're a real asset to XGN, and a great part of the place.

- Wally
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on September 18, 2017, 08:00:25 PM
Thankyou Wally.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Phil.8 on September 18, 2017, 08:12:35 PM
Howdy Bruce,  Did you get out of hospital ? 
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Dave O on September 18, 2017, 09:10:51 PM
Hi Bruce, I think Wally's opening post says it all, your a real asset to this community. looking forward to many
more good times with the good people here at XGN.   All the very best to you Bruce  Dave O.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on September 18, 2017, 09:18:02 PM
Not yet, maybe tomorrow
After looking after myself, lifestyle wise,  swimming and competing, my treatments may have triggered diabetes 1, haha I wonder what is next?
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on September 18, 2017, 09:19:36 PM
Thanks Dave O.

Bruce XGN

Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Phil.8 on September 18, 2017, 09:25:29 PM
Really, thats a surprise or a normal thing from your treatments ?
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: rob on September 18, 2017, 10:11:42 PM
Hey Bruce, what Wally said.

You certainly are an inspiration for all us old guys. Keep fighting mate, take care of yourself and get well soon.

I know you will be racing with us again soon. Although you have picked up some pace of late on Thursdays I will still get lonely at the back of the pack without someone to chase.

God Bless mate.

rob
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on September 19, 2017, 07:34:57 AM
Really, thats a surprise or a normal thing from your treatments ?
They have tests running, but as it appears slight they are not concerned, my oncologist has had one patient in all his experience.

Bruce XGN

Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on September 19, 2017, 07:37:58 AM
Thanks Rob, kind words.
As to you being lonely down the back, remember the Arnie's line from the " Terminator"
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: rooshooter on September 19, 2017, 08:38:07 AM
Looking forward to seeing you back on the virtual track again Bruce, and pulling off another inspired drive, like the one that got you your last win in the Alfa. If you could do that in the Corvette  even Phil could not catch you!! I am missing the teamspeak anecdotes  like what "Lotus" actually stands for, luckily I never had enough money to buy one , I always thought they were super reliable :-[

Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious 
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Phil.8 on September 19, 2017, 09:49:06 AM
Thats at least a little good news then Bruce :)

hows the hospital food going  :o
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: rob on September 19, 2017, 10:16:37 AM
Looking forward to seeing you back on the virtual track again Bruce, and pulling off another inspired drive, like the one that got you your last win in the Alfa. If you could do that in the Corvette  even Phil could not catch you!! I am missing the teamspeak anecdotes  like what "Lotus" actually stands for, luckily I never had enough money to buy one , I always thought they were super reliable :-[

Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious

Good one Dennis. Haven't heard that one before.

FIAT = Fix It Again Tony. ;)

Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on September 22, 2017, 09:31:02 AM
love the Lotus, Fiat, Ford etc meanings. and I can usually find and anecdote, Denise says "your full of it",  I'm sure that is a compliment! :)
Home now, finished radiotherapy yesterday, thank goodness.  We, (and I say we, it takes a lot of the family too), have a couple of weeks rest and then on to chemo.  They are still looking after me, that good.
The hospital food was okay, although I was eating meagrely,  much nicer a

The car has perked me up mentally and although having missed meeting up with Denis and Phil at Baskerville, I am going to renew my race licence and we now plan to run at the Historics meeting at Sandown early November.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Phil.8 on September 22, 2017, 03:42:55 PM
Glad you are home Bruce  8)

I just wanted to say thank you, if it was not for you I would of missed out on an awesome day in my own backyard.

Some pics to look at if you like. I posted them in the Baskerville Historics Round thread
http://xgn.com.au/index.php?topic=2000.msg39053;topicseen#new

and a direct link
https://photos.app.goo.gl/C6zHZxhF27UewbjD2
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bird on September 24, 2017, 01:24:24 PM
Hey Bruce I'd like to add my best wishes!

I like to believe that our minds are our strongest weapon; as long as we believe in ourselves, and not believe any negative prediction from doctors, we can prevail.  There are numerous examples of such things happening, so I wish you a lot of mental strength, too, that'll certainly help pull you through.  The Car project is an excellent way of it!

Apologies if I sound presumptuous, feel free to just feel well and disregard my babbling! ;)
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on September 26, 2017, 05:16:47 PM
Glad you are home Bruce  8)

I just wanted to say thank you, if it was not for you I would of missed out on an awesome day in my own backyard.

Some pics to look at if you like. I posted them in the Baskerville Historics Round thread
http://xgn.com.au/index.php?topic=2000.msg39053;topicseen#new

and a direct link
https://photos.app.goo.gl/C6zHZxhF27UewbjD2
Sorry to have missed you, I was disappointed in not having the opportunity to meet yourself and Denis.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on September 26, 2017, 05:20:34 PM
Hey Bruce I'd like to add my best wishes!

I like to believe that our minds are our strongest weapon; as long as we believe in ourselves, and not believe any negative prediction from doctors, we can prevail.  There are numerous examples of such things happening, so I wish you a lot of mental strength, too, that'll certainly help pull you through.  The Car project is an excellent way of it!

Apologies if I sound presumptuous, feel free to just feel well and disregard my babbling! ;)
Istvan I know your not babbling and your intentions are honest and appreciated.  My mental attitudes is one of the ways that I have made it here along with the support and positive thoughts and love from my family and friends. The doctors are one method, my positiveness is another parallel path.
Thank you,
Bruce.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on September 28, 2017, 03:21:04 AM
Hope all is getting better Bruce.  It's been a while, but it was always nice to hear from you both in the forums and on the track.  Here's to a better road ahead and many more fun times on track.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on September 28, 2017, 08:36:34 AM
Hope all is getting better Bruce.  It's been a while, but it was always nice to hear from you both in the forums and on the track.  Here's to a better road ahead and many more fun times on track.
Thanks Guy and I particularly like your analogies, that are in fact part of my plan!
Cheers,
Bruce
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Phil.8 on September 28, 2017, 10:47:15 AM
how is everything going Bruce
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: doobs on September 28, 2017, 06:04:50 PM
Backing up what Wally said.
You're certainly one of the nicest people I've raced with Bruce, maybe too nice  on the track sometimes. :)
Daz
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: humper on October 01, 2017, 10:51:47 AM
Backing up what Wally said.
You're certainly one of the nicest people I've raced with Bruce, maybe too nice  on the track sometimes. :)
Daz

Well said.
I always feel very welcome when returning to racing after not being around for a while. Bruce is always straight on TS to roll out the welcome mat and to new drivers also. Love it Bruce. THANKS
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: grat on October 01, 2017, 02:47:58 PM
HI,

I might have missed something during my months abroad, but I most definitely agree with all that Wally wrote. Hope whatever it is/was is getting better.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Simone on October 02, 2017, 01:30:14 PM
Hey Bruce!!!  I wish i could give you a hug and a smile in person.You are an excellent man,i think of you and i know you are a fighter in and off the racing track!!!!!

Simone
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Freezer on October 12, 2017, 10:15:01 AM
Hey Bruce, we have raced together for many many years and whilst we have not met in person I do feel like I know you.  It concerns me that
you have been unwell.  You have always made racing here such a good place to be and I only hope that the future looks promising for you.
Look forward to many more races . .
Cheers
Freezer
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on October 13, 2017, 02:31:23 PM
Hi Bruce,

I started this thread to give everyone here at XGN an opportunity to send you messages of best wishes and support.

For myself, I find you an inspirational member here who always has a positive, "have fun" attitude in all of the many years that you and I have raced together (and you're quite hard to pass!). You're always proud of your achievements when you do well, which shows the fun you're having. You're a true gentleman racer. And you have put your hand in to organise many series and get involved. You're a real asset to XGN, and a great part of the place.

- Wally
Now that I have a little more energy today and finally logging onto to XGN, your kind words deserve more than a a mere "Thankyou", even though at the time, that was the best  could do.
It has many moments, far in the majority, that given me a lot satisfaction. enjoyment and entertainment, (on many levels :) ), and apply myself to being a part of the XGN  community has truly been a pleasure.
You may have guessed, I don't give in to easily and doing a little cardiac work on the site when needed, down to trying new mods in an attempt to keep the interest up, (just like your sex life :) ), has had its rewards.
As in real life, so is my "cyberlife", Ill give it 100%, on occasions it works, and mu 100% equals the others.
I know I am the better for being part of XGN, this thread this concern proves it,
Thank you Wally and all.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on October 13, 2017, 02:41:00 PM
Hey Bruce, what Wally said.

You certainly are an inspiration for all us old guys. Keep fighting mate, take care of yourself and get well soon.

I know you will be racing with us again soon. Although you have picked up some pace of late on Thursdays I will still get lonely at the back of the pack without someone to chase.

God Bless mate.

rob
Rob I believe we all inspire each other here, we have a common cause, there is no animosity, small tiffs are sorted out quickly and we move on as a group of friends should.
There will plenty race opportunities for you and I  :)
Thank for you best wishes.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on October 13, 2017, 02:43:56 PM
Backing up what Wally said.
You're certainly one of the nicest people I've raced with Bruce, maybe too nice  on the track sometimes. :)
Daz
Thanks Daz, that is very nice description to have, makes me proud. 
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on October 13, 2017, 02:51:14 PM
Hey Bruce, we have raced together for many many years and whilst we have not met in person I do feel like I know you.  It concerns me that
you have been unwell.  You have always made racing here such a good place to be and I only hope that the future looks promising for you.
Look forward to many more races . .
Cheers
Freezer
Many thanks Glen, kind words.  I have felt that, it is one of the nice parts of a common interest and common philosophy of life I expect.
When ever you make your appearance on track, and we say "hi", (usually it is the first overtake of me in prac :) ), is is as natural as meeting someone on the street.
Looking forward to more races too... (may need assistance again in the GT3 class  ::) )
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Bruce on October 13, 2017, 03:00:56 PM
So where am in terms of health?  You will have noticed that we missed our long term plan due to my health suddenly dropping off.
I have now in palliative care, at home fortunately. So parallel to managing the pain as the cancer seems to be winning at the moment, I am now having chemo.  Although this has had a 10% success rate with skin melanoma metastasis, it hasn't been used against mucosal  melanoma.
We have have a fingers crossed, taking a positive approach to this opportunity!
In between when I have the energy, and after the chemo gives me a break... LOOK OUT, I'm coming through!  ;D

PS I have no inhibitions to speak my mind or heart here, thank you.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: rooshooter on October 13, 2017, 05:22:42 PM
Looking forward to seeing you back on track for the AC Legends series Bruce, the Can Am series  is not as popular as I had hoped, but even some very experienced sim racers have had trouble coming to terms these monsters! To me it was an opportunity to relive what it was like to drive these cars, at the tracks, as it happened in 1966, and to finish the season ,Seanus has even come up with a version of Stardust Raceway   :) . This is what historic racing means to me( and I am sure you feel the same)  I am not simracing but reliving history.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: Phil.8 on October 13, 2017, 07:36:32 PM
Hello, Bruce,  Thanks very much for allowing us to know how you are, I think about your plight daily and am wishing with all my wish power that things work out for the best and you beat this.
Title: Re: Best wishes to Flattop
Post by: imperious on November 16, 2017, 10:42:16 PM
Please accept my apologies Bruce for not posting in here sooner. Lately I have gotten used to just clicking on the Thursday fun night link only.

I'm very sorry to hear of Your ongoing health problems. I think I first raced with You here about 10 years ago for the 5th season of GT Legends, in the
B series if I remember correctly.
As many have said, You are indeed a true Gentleman and certainly a Legend here at XGN, as well as a few other places we raced at.
Thanks for the immense effort You have put in here over the years, managing racing seasons, and for being a great person to race alongside.
I sincerely hope You manage to pull through and get over this health hurdle.
You certainly sum up the saying "it's not winning that counts, but how You play the game" and I do remember You getting some wins as well.

Last of the late brakers

Imperious.