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    No, I couldn't have headphones on during my treatments because they were done using the breath hold technique (reduces radiation to heart and lungs) so I had to be able to hear the techs giving me instructions over the speaker on when to hold and release. I did have an MRI once where they gave me headphones with Spotify, and when they asked me what I wanted to listen to I had them put on AMSP. Yeah, I saw someone mention feeling this way about DD in a thread in old.Main one time, and I talked about it once with someone else here, too, so there seem to be a few of us who are struck the same way by it. Honestly, it would not at all surprise me to learn that it was written about what Thom went through with Rachel and her cancer. Thanks for the supportive comments. I'm, uh, not used to being this sincere on atease. Was a little nervous about it.
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    Thanks y'all. I got lucky and had "good" cancer. Low risk of recurrence. I should have many years ahead of me in which to think back nostalgically about the collagen I used to have. But as I've noted elsewhere, it's why Decks Dark is such a meaningful song for me. I listened to AMSP almost exclusively during my first year of treatment, because I found it extremely soothing. A few measures into BTW a deep thrumming string note kicks in, and something about the resonance of it causes part of my brain to just unclench, like taking an auditory xanax. All of Daydreaming but especially the orchestral part at the end has the same effect. And then the lyrics of Decks Dark would come along and just reach in and put a finger on the whole experience I was having... that whole first verse, right? Read it in the context of having a major medical diagnosis. Tumor dimensions on pathology reports, this dread circumference. The grass grows over me? At risk of being overly emotional about Radiohead lyrics for this board, I will just say that the song was a dark comfort to me. I drove myself to six weeks of radiation, five days a week, just enough time to play BTW through DID on the way in. Every time, without fail. On my very last day, when DID came on I suddenly heard the lyrics to it as though for the first time: so let me go upon my way... into another life. Released. It's going to be tough for Radiohead to top AMSP for me. I hope I love LP10 for entirely different reasons though.
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    As far as anyone knows, I am now. Two years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer... thinking about this actually made me go look and yesterday was the anniversary of the mammogram I had after I found the lump, as it turns out. I'm currently wrapping up breast reconstruction and am on hormone therapy for the next 5–10 years to prevent recurrence, but for all intents and purposes am considered "cured" of cancer. I'll feel better about saying that when I get past the five-year milestone though.
  4. Wow, both the article and the video were quite an emotional load to absorb. Reading that they nearly quit after Downsview makes me wonder if that played into why there was such a long time between albums. They may have needed a longer break after that.
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    Definitely think that has contributed as well. Sorrow and hardship ages you like nothing else... I know I feel like I've aged a good decade in the two years since my diagnosis. I never felt my age before this.
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    At a certain point in middle age all the collagen flees the body en mass. Don't ask me how I know this. Also if you're a middle-aged man who doesn't shave you'll easily look ten years older than you are. Nothing says "grandpa" like a bunch of grey scruff.
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    Forum Rules

    But would it really be atease without low-content shitposting? If we ban the meta-memes I'm out of here. There's no joke like an inane board in-joke.
  8. I vote @italo and TRUE LOVE (someone tell him we're back) for LIVE mods at least. I'm ok with @fabri and @Scatterbrain for things, too.
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    Betting pool? Two more years.
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    Well, here we are again. I think this was my third time recreating my board ID from the ashes of the old board. I actually kind of liked the Annex. Beats the hell out of reddit anyway.
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