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This is my fourth and final gratitude post for the Thanksgiving contest hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS .  My first post was GRATITUDE FOR OUR GRANDSONS.  My second post was GRATITUDE FOR MY COMMUNITIES.  And last week I had GRATITUDE FOR HIGH IMPACT WINDOWS.  In this final gratitude post I was to share my thanks to all medical providers including those who are first responders.

When we get past a certain age we certainly spend time watching our health and have timely checkups.  If you are not doing so now, you certainly should. Chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer should be screened early and often.

I am so grateful that I have, in my opinion, the best  doctors.  I see them often.  In late 2017, I concern came up concerning my prostate.  I went to a urologist and he did a biopsy.  The biopsy came back as cancer.  Ok, so many men have this.  He told me my options up to surgery which was the best option.  So I said let's do it and now.

That is me after Surgery on the day after Memorial Day in 2018.  I am grateful that I took this option because the biopsy revealed that is was an aggressive cancer but it was just at the beginning.  It was so successful that for 4 years any indications of PSA activity was absent.  Last fall a slight uptick.  Lets confirm and treat it which we did.

Cancer is a scary disease that has taken many lives but I remain positive and determined and I thank every one of my wonderful doctors.

In addition to showing gratitude I encourage everyone get tests regularly.

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Comments (28)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Regular checkups, and addressing any problem as soon as it arrives are great ways to handle health! I'm thankful for your medical providers as well!

Nov 30, 2022 05:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Grant... I went through this with my husband some years back, so I can totally relate to your journey in getting your cancer treated. Fortunately, my husband did not need surgery. Cancer diagnosis is scary, but these days it's also so treatable and beatable. It's not longer an automatic death sentence... and for that we should all be grateful.

Nov 30, 2022 05:14 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Catching things early is key and I am so glad that you are being proactive with your health!  I want to one day be able to indulge in some adult libations with you and Wayne Martin 

Nov 30, 2022 05:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, don't remember you writing about this back in 2018, and SO glad it hasn't returned.   Cancer is very scary.

Nov 30, 2022 06:47 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Glad you are being pro-active with your health and check-ups Grant. When I first saw the photo I was concerned this was recent, but happy for you it was years ago and you're doing fine!

Nov 30, 2022 08:20 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant, I know I was glad for my surgery last Sept in 2021, I never been in a hospital ever before for any people.  I had a great surgeon but can not play golf till Sept of 2023


Nov 30, 2022 09:24 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant,

I am so happy that you were able to catch it at an early stage.  You are right. We all need to get our screenings regularly.  My practice just recently closed its doors for good.  It was 5 minutes from my house.  I spent over six months trying to get to see another doctor.  Finally, just last week it happened!

Nov 30, 2022 11:40 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

And we are all certainly grateful that your doctors have kept you around for our benefit.

Nov 30, 2022 11:40 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Specializing in Multifamily Projects Nationwide

I'm with you, Grant, on regular checkups. I am so glad to learn that you could end the disrupted cancer and such a scary thought. 

Enjoy every moment of being healthy. Everything in life is "temporary." The only "permanent" is our memorable experience in these temporary journeys. Take care, Grant. All the best to you.


Nov 30, 2022 11:54 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Grant, thank you for sharing this personal and inspiring Thanksgiving post. Stay cancer-free! 

Nov 30, 2022 12:03 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant the maturing years are full of challenges.  I agree with you that having regular medical checkups is one of the best ways to avoid some of the challenges.

Nov 30, 2022 01:47 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Wayne - thank you.  I am positive that it is.

Michael - thank you.

Roy - please continue to stay well.

Bill - every one of them are true heroes.

Kat - you don't how thankful I was for that early checkup in

Nina - some are not that aggressive.  Glad it worked out for you husband.

Brian - I will look forward libations with you and Wayne Martin .

Joan - no, I never wrote this before.

Larry and Sheila - I was feeling really fine that day after surgery.

Will - it is great to have wonderful doctors.

Sheri - it is important to find a good one.

Rocky - yes, thank you.

Aura - those are my thoughts too.

Michelle - thank you.

Nov 30, 2022 01:58 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

George - that is for sure.  We must stay on top of these things.

Nov 30, 2022 02:31 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Thank you for sharing your story. We CANNOT take our health for granted - regular checkups, tests, and dealing with issues when they arise is essential. Glad to hear how things have worked out for you.


Nov 30, 2022 05:28 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Jeff - it is better to hear about a problem early on.

Dec 01, 2022 03:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Grant.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Dec 02, 2022 06:32 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Grant,

Cancer is scary and nothing to fool around with. You were smart to follow your doctors suggestion and have the surgery! Always better to address the issue up front than let it languish!

Dec 03, 2022 02:54 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Dorie - yes, and especially when it comes to cancer.

Dec 04, 2022 04:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, always scary reading anything about Cancer, but glad you are cancer-free now!

Dec 04, 2022 08:57 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Being proactive can save lives. Glad that you met the cancer challenge straight on, Grant and are still here among us to inspire and enlighten. That is what I have done as well...with a "Let's Do This" attitude!

Dec 09, 2022 07:48 AM