Guys, I never post anything personal such as I am about to but HTF has been my mainstay for several years now and the results of rubbing shoulders with the people here has given myself and my SO much much enjoyment in our home theater and movie experiences. Neither of us "party" at all as our life revolves around caring for our 8 year old son who was born a "hemi" which is a form of cerebral palsy that affects one side. Together we have fought our way through it and our son, although very weak and spastic on one side, has excelled in school and there is nothing he won't attempt. He's been the "tie that binds" and has given she and I a common purpose and he has far exceeded everything we were told about when he was diagnosed at 6 months old.......... Yesterday, after being pretty sick for a while, my SO, Gail, finally went to a doctor. She's always been a healthy person and also has been resistant to being "checked out" for anything. The doc ordered a CT scan which has revealed breast cancer that has already spread to her bones, particularly her spinal column, and possibly her liver and pelvic region. Further tests today to determine the type of cancer, what else is involved and the approach and options for treatment. The most immediate concern is for the cancer in her spinal column which could quicly lead to paralysis if it does not respond to treatment. So, my partner of 10 years is in sad shape. She's 43 and I'm 54 and it's been evident for several years that we were gonna be together the rest of our lives. Now, that union is being assaulted in a cruel way. We are both fairly religious people and I do put faith in God's will to be done and I am sure that this task is not beyond his power. I simply ask that my favorite forum pray for us.