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Feb 9, 2021 03:44:28   #
Harley Rider Loc: Seattle
 
Hello all,
Thought I'd do an intro. First a little about myself. I'm new to photography (hence the biker term as a newbie). My significant other a couple years ago bought a D7500 as a Xmas gift knowing I love photography and having mentioned I wish I could take great pictures. The camera, just like my Harley I know there are better one's out there, but it came from the heart and I love it and her for gift.
Unfortunately this time last year I was under going chemo and radiation for throat cancer. It's a shit show nobody wants. Side effects are tough.
Anyhow, while getting cisplatin (chemo) I came across a quote and it resonated with me.
Thank you all in advance for the advice I'll be posting. Hopefully my chemo brain (Google it) won't be too annoying!

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Feb 9, 2021 06:24:42   #
Chian Kho
 
Harley Rider wrote:
Hello all,
Thought I'd do an intro. First a little about myself. I'm new to photography (hence the biker term as a newbie). My significant other a couple years ago bought a D7500 as a Xmas gift knowing I love photography and having mentioned I wish I could take great pictures. The camera, just like my Harley I know there are better one's out there, but it came from the heart and I love it and her for gift.
Unfortunately this time last year I was under going chemo and radiation for throat cancer. It's a shit show nobody wants. Side effects are tough.
Anyhow, while getting cisplatin (chemo) I came across a quote and it resonated with me.
Thank you all in advance for the advice I'll be posting. Hopefully my chemo brain (Google it) won't be too annoying!
Hello all, br Thought I'd do an intro. First a l... (show quote)


Kudos to your significant other. Mine and the kids did the same for me two years ago, and it was, and is the best thing they ever did for me. I am fighting mine into the 7th year and it seems, hopefully, a long respite is near. A hobby is a good distraction when one is having a bad chemo day and, for some individuals, it may last for a day or two to four or five days. When it strikes, take your camera out and shoot anything that moves, crawls or flies. Make sure you have a good tripod with a ball head. If you need someone to talk to, please feel free to contact me. A bad day taking pictures beats laying on the sofa....Chian

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Feb 9, 2021 07:19:12   #
Ourspolair
 
Firstly, welcome to the "Hog". People very close to me Have been through chemo and had/have long years in remission free of cancer. Keep on going out there and taking photos - your reminder to the rest of us should remind the rest of us how lucky we are and that we should not waste time by not getting out to hone our craft every day. I look forward to you sharing your photographic journey with us. Stay safe and share often.

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Feb 9, 2021 12:34:24   #
gsmith051 Loc: Fairfield Glade, TN
 
Welcome to the forum. Have fun learning and shooting.

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Feb 9, 2021 16:52:36   #
DrJoeS Loc: Tampa Bay area (FL)
 
Photography can be a great way to express your creative side and distract you from life's worries and pains.

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Feb 9, 2021 21:57:34   #
Chian Kho
 
Ourspolair wrote:
Firstly, welcome to the "Hog". People very close to me Have been through chemo and had/have long years in remission free of cancer. Keep on going out there and taking photos - your reminder to the rest of us should remind the rest of us how lucky we are and that we should not waste time by not getting out to hone our craft every day. I look forward to you sharing your photographic journey with us. Stay safe and share often.


Thank you and thank you all for the good wishes. I have not taken pictures after 2013 when I was diagnosed with this thing. I intend to organize and post some old pictures and new ones taken in several weddings and holidays.

Chian

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Feb 10, 2021 02:17:58   #
Vince68 Loc: Wappingers Falls, NY
 
Welcome to UHH Harley Rider. Your D7500 is a good camera. Get out there as much as you can and shoot with it. Ask questions, there are plenty of very knowledgeable Hogs here who will share info with you. Hope you are on the road to recovery.

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Feb 10, 2021 07:39:58   #
joehel2 Loc: Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Welcome to the forum. I’m praying that all your therapies are in the rear view mirror.

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Feb 10, 2021 08:13:01   #
photophly Loc: Old Bridge NJ
 
Welcome to the Hog 🦔

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Feb 10, 2021 09:01:16   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Welcome to UHH and Godspeed you on your recovery!

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Feb 10, 2021 10:58:50   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
Welcome to UHH Harley Rider...

how about getting your D7500 out and showing us some photos of your bike.

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Feb 10, 2021 12:31:34   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
 
Harley Rider wrote:
Hello all,
Thought I'd do an intro. First a little about myself. I'm new to photography (hence the biker term as a newbie). My significant other a couple years ago bought a D7500 as a Xmas gift knowing I love photography and having mentioned I wish I could take great pictures. The camera, just like my Harley I know there are better one's out there, but it came from the heart and I love it and her for gift.
Unfortunately this time last year I was under going chemo and radiation for throat cancer. It's a shit show nobody wants. Side effects are tough.
Anyhow, while getting cisplatin (chemo) I came across a quote and it resonated with me.
Thank you all in advance for the advice I'll be posting. Hopefully my chemo brain (Google it) won't be too annoying!
Hello all, br Thought I'd do an intro. First a l... (show quote)


Welcome to the Hog from a member of the other HOG. Good to see another Harley riding photographer here. Stay upright and ride safe, take some photos along the way and share them here.

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Feb 10, 2021 18:45:33   #
PAR4DCR Loc: A Sunny Place
 
Welcome to UHH Harley, glad you joined us.
Have fun, learn and enjoy the forum.
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.

Don

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Feb 12, 2021 08:18:58   #
billb800si
 
I wish you the best recovery.
I also wish you would have "cleaned" up the language before posting....

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Feb 12, 2021 08:39:36   #
Scruples Loc: Brooklyn, New York
 
Harley Rider wrote:
Hello all,
Thought I'd do an intro. First a little about myself. I'm new to photography (hence the biker term as a newbie). My significant other a couple years ago bought a D7500 as a Xmas gift knowing I love photography and having mentioned I wish I could take great pictures. The camera, just like my Harley I know there are better one's out there, but it came from the heart and I love it and her for gift.
Unfortunately this time last year I was under going chemo and radiation for throat cancer. It's a shit show nobody wants. Side effects are tough.
Anyhow, while getting cisplatin (chemo) I came across a quote and it resonated with me.
Thank you all in advance for the advice I'll be posting. Hopefully my chemo brain (Google it) won't be too annoying!
Hello all, br Thought I'd do an intro. First a l... (show quote)


Welcome to the Ugly Hedge Hog. I’m not sure why it is called that. As a pharmacist, I understand a great deal about cisplatin and it’s cousin carboplat. Both of which are not fun and can really make life seem difficult afterwards. A couple of things to help make the day easier. First pay no attention to others if the don’t understand. If they want to help, great. I’m not a Nikon shooter but a Canon shooter. I hope we can still write to each other. As for “Chemo Brain” I understand it. This is also known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The doctor could prescribe medication but that may not help. The forgetfulness can be compounded by the inability to find the words necessary to make others understand what it is you intend to say. I keep a little notepad and pen handy to give patients. I explain it can be used as a journal to describe feelings and write down thoughts and ideas. It can also be used to write check lists for things to do. In a while you won’t need it because your forgetfulness will dissipate. I often give patients ginger candy to stop the intermittent nausea even after chemotherapy. Keep a handful where ever you go. It is something of an acquired taste but a small bag is usually $2.50. Try Chimes at www.chimesgourmet.com. Don’t try anything strenuous or dangerous for quite a while. While I don’t ride motorcycles, you should do so in moderation. Finally, at the end of a long day, take an Epsom salt bath. Fill a tub with hot water and the salt and just soak in it. Muscles relax and it can aid in sleeping. An interesting book is The Man He Became by James Tobias. You will understand why I suggested this book. If you have a dog or cat they become more soothing, supporting and may understand your dilemma. Hopefully, I have given you some excellent tips. I wish you plenty of years in remission.

-Steve

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