Day One Thanksgiving Post, it starts with my wife

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I would not be who I am today without Charlene. In fact I might not be here if it wasn't for Charlene, so it's no wonder my thankfulness starts with her. IN 2008 when she was my girlfriend she noticed something wrong with me when i spoke to investors in San Francisco. She commented on my extreme dull nasal twang. I know what you are saying, I'm from Oklahoma so that's the way we talk, but I have prided myself on neutral speaking accents. She also noticed that something was sticking out of my neck, so off to the Doctor I went at her command and I am glad I did. They took out a lymph node bigger than a golf ball and I was diagnosed with cancer.

I have posted here about this before but she also demanded I go to MD Anderson in Houston and again I'm glad I did. She told me to just follow the protocol and stay alive and she would take care of the rest. Are you getting the idea of the strength of this woman. In February I go back for my 10th year check up from being diagnosed cancer free and she has a lot to do with that. She is also my business partner in real estate and is the SC to my DI in the DISC Profile. Fortunately we have learned how to communicate and solve disputes. Most importantly we rely on each other and never depend on each other because there is a big difference. 

I go on and on in my gratitude for eating organic, exercising like a Tasmanian Devil, meditating, and taking time to smell the roses. Bottom line it was love at first sight, second sight, and every sight after that. Let's call it the thankfulness of being in love and also allowing myself to be lovable. That second part can be the tough one.


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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joe- it would seem to me that you have your Guardian Angel right by your side. And having met her, I know what a great couple you are. 

Nov 12, 2017 02:10 PM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You are a very lucky guy. Thanks for sharing your experience.

I have some work to do on my exercise program.

Nov 12, 2017 02:33 PM #2
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 We would love to have dinner and drinks when you come! Please let us know. I know time can be short sometimes. Congrats for 10 years cancer free!

Nov 12, 2017 02:49 PM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joe Pryor - I am sure that Charlene is the "ying" to your "yang" or vice-versa!  It is wonderful to have a partner you mesh with so well!  Good for you. 

Nov 12, 2017 03:41 PM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you've been Blessed, Joe Pryor .... live healthy.... eat clean.... 

Nov 12, 2017 03:45 PM #5
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Oh, Joe, gotta love a husband who thanks his wife FIRST. You two are a "meant-to-be. A testament to finding balance in relationship and a good woman! 

Nov 12, 2017 04:29 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have been amazed by the number of men who have told stories about their wives being the ones who noticed something wrong, and sent their husbands or loved ones off to the doctor to receive important diagnosis.

As for that twang.  My family is all from South East Kansas.  I was born there, but brought to California when I was three weeks old.  I never lost the twang.  I guess it is in my DNA.

Nov 12, 2017 04:41 PM #7
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Your soul mate is also your guardian angel!  What an awesome couple you make.  

Nov 12, 2017 06:29 PM #8
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Congratulations!  You've been featured in Bananatude!

Nov 12, 2017 07:09 PM #9
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Your are truly blessed Joe Pryor ! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.  May we all learn how to truly love and to allow love in. I'll drink a green juice to that!

Nov 12, 2017 07:17 PM #10
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Joe.

I hear ya.  If it wasn't for my wife I would be on the wrong side of the grass by now.

Nov 13, 2017 02:53 AM #11
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Joe... what a lovely tribute to Charlene... no doubt she proved to be a major blessing in your life.

Nov 13, 2017 04:39 AM #12
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Spoken from the heart...thanks for sharing.  I'm still working on being lovable!  Enjoy your day

Nov 13, 2017 06:53 AM #13
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your wife sounds like such a wonderful person and I know that you love her dearly, as I have read many posts about her!

Nov 13, 2017 07:24 AM #14
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Joe, what an amazing journey.  You found a special woman in your life.  I get it my wife so much has my back. I am also happy for your return to good health, living healthy and enjoying a wonderful life with your wife, blessed.

Nov 13, 2017 08:04 AM #15
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Oh Joe Pryor  that is a huge step and to be thankful you are alive .. this i am thankful for everyday

Nov 13, 2017 05:05 PM #16
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Joe Pryor 

The Good Lord knew what He was doing when He said "It's not good for man to be alone" So He created a woman to be our partner. Seems you have received good care and I am happy you are 10 years cancer free.

Dec 01, 2017 04:04 AM #17
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