[JPL] Hi, it's Dot Wilder....I'm CANCER-FREE,
officially according to newest PET scan!
jassgirl at aol.com
Sat Jan 28 12:21:58 EST 2012
Cat, you're so sweet! Thanks. Also, very sweet to put it on the JPL.
I first joined the JPL when my first cd, "Dot Wilder, Live from the Warehouse" was released in 1999 in Jacksonville, Fla. The 100 JPLers whom I sent my cd to where very supportive, most of them including it in their playlist, at least once. Bogota, Columbia JPLer showcased it two different times for 1hr segments and in Adelaide, Australia 1 JPLer interviewed me via phone that was simulcast online (this was thrilling) and another asked for 10 copies and put them in a few music stores in Adelaide.
Also, a few JPLers did reviews of the cd and many JPLers spread it nationally/internationally (grassroots). Such fun! This couldn't have been accomplished w/o JPLers!! You all rock!!
In addition, thru the years I've learned so much (and responded back a few times) history, anecdotes, etc from JPL.
Thanks to all of you!!
I received my Jazz Studies Degree (emphasis on jazz vocals, was a double major on jazz piano for 5 sems) Summa, back in 1998 and learned a whole lot, but the info shared on JPL has been priceless. Also, been performing jazz from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Amherst, Mass (public/private) since 1995. I LOVE what I do!!!
The last year of chemo/treatments/side effects/recovery has taught me to appreciate life even more then I did. I want to embrace life full gusto and give back what was given to me, esp musically. Often have sung to the nurse/doctor/staff before/after/during my treatment thanking them for all they do (a cappella) and got an extra dose of elation when the patients also responded positively, thanked me and often clapped. It touched my heart to touch theirs.
Any I do go on. ;)
Life is great and JPL is such a blessing. I love that there are djs who play the jazz I love and sing.
Keep up the great work!
Dot Wilder Jazz
904-608-7472 (best way to contact me)
jassgirl at aol.com ,
"Never a song sung the same way twice"
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On Jan 27, 2012, at 9:35 PM, Cat Brewer <cat at terrencebrewer.com> wrote:
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> Congrats on the news of your health --- there's nothing greater than that!!!
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:31 AM, <Jassgirl at aol.com> wrote:
>> THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR: The JazzWeek relaunch -- JazzWeek 2.0 -- crowdfunding
>> project has launched. Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/jazzweek for more
>> information. Become part of the solution.
>> To all you lovely, jazz supporters, family/friends! Thanks, again for all
>> your kind words, loving support, prayers, positive thoughts, etc. I
>> couldn't have done it without you!! Of course, my Radiation Oncologist,
>> Oncologist and Urologist and their marvelous staffs, were such a great team
>> and treated me so well and made sure those cancer cells decided to leave my
>> very healthy premises!!
>> Hey, just found out a couple of weeks ago that I'm CANCER-FREE via PET
>> scan. I was cancer-free in July (via PET Scan and biopsies), but Oncologist
>> Doc's program is to chemo/rad/chemo. So even though after chemo/rad I was
>> cancer-free, we still continued the chemo for 2 mths. It's called a "for
>> good measure" treatment. PET scans show only .5cm cancer cells and larger,
>> nothing smaller...so....the extra chemo takes care of the smaller cancer
>> cells that may be hiding. ;)
>> No more chemo/radiation! YAY!! I'm calling it "Dot's Healing Year" YAHOO!!
>> And having my real hair back!!
>> All last year, even while receiving chemo/radiation treatments, I was
>> still exercising (very good for you), eating healthy (esp great for you),
>> seeing as many family/friends as possible and, performing as much as I
>> could. Did many private/public/educational gigs and enjoyed every one. As
>> my dear friend/jazz musician/educator/, Bill Prince, said, "Music is the
>> best medicine"...I so agree! Also, I loved getting together with Lisa
>> Kelly, jazz vocalist/educator/mentor, who is a 2001 "Cancer Conqueror" who
>> was so positive that I'd be okay and shared her experiences that helped me
>> understand mine. Thanks to Bill, Lisa and all my dear loved ones, and so
>> many of you, who made my conquering possible! YOU ALL ROCK!!
>> I'm Ready, Set, Go in the new year and ready to perform as often as
>> possible in the year of 2012. I'm so excited about 2012! Hope you are, too!
>> Take care and my best to you all!
>> Dot Wilder
>> *Dot Wilder Jazz
>> *904-608-7472 (best way to contact me)
>> jassgirl at aol.com <http://www.dotwilderjazz.com/>*,
>> *"Never a song sung the same way twice*
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