Hey, it is me, Hunter Harrison, Stage IV Colon Cancer with Liver Metastasis Patient. I tried to upload a photo of my scarred abdomen, but it is too big to load on this site.
Let me start by saying that I appreciate you kind folks talking about little old me!!! It warms my heart and gives me good energy<that kills CANCER too!!!
LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT THIS IS NOT A SCAM!!! Some folks wrote on here that I am trying to scam them. Another person was upset by my choice of font size. Looks, fellow Deadheads, my Stage IV Colon Cancer is in remission, on space mission, or gone fishin' after 6 months of chemo. I was told in June of 2010 that I would be dead in 6 months. I was also told that I had Stage IIB Colon Cancer. Doctors "practice" medicine!!! I try to remember that every single time that I visit their offices. I have undergone 4 major surgeries since June of 2010: A partial colectomy which removed an apple-sized tumor from my sigmoid colon. A colon reattachment surgery in December of 2010 which abscessed and had to be treated and cleaned 3 times a day until March of 2011. In May of 2011, I had to have a hernia repair on my abdomen due to the weak fascia and abscess in December. In July of 2011, a routine CT Scan revealed a tumor on my liver that was 1.5 inches and 2 other smaller ones. I was very fortunate that it was discovered at that time. I was one of the 20% that was a candidate for a liver resection immediately. The majority of Stage IV Colon Cancer with Liver Metastasis Patients have to undergo chemotherapy for 6 months prior to surgery, because they will not operate if there are more than 4 tumors in the liver. On 9.1.11, I had 60% of my liver removed. Never and I mean NEVER go to the hospital on a holiday weekend. I had surgery on Thursday, 9.1.11 and didn't see my surgical oncologist, Dr. Gitonga Munene again until the following Tuesday. Well, the incision opened up, therefore, it had to heal before I could start the poisoning of my soul's vehicle(Chemotherapy). Again, it has to be cleaned and packed with gauze for 2 months before I could start the chemo. I started the chemo in November and finished my 12th round about a month ago. It was not too bad. It kicked my ass 3 out of 12 times. I hope you folks that thought this was a scam are now thinking differently about this. I wish it was a scam.
I DID buy the guitar as a showpiece!!!
I can play more than 3 chords!!!
I have a PRS 20th Anniversary Edition that is worth more than my "Rosey", but it was a gift from Zach Myers of Shinedown. He has an endorsement deal with PRS and his own model too!!! I have know him since he was 15-years-old. He doesn't play our kind of music, but the kid can absolutely annihilate the neck of his PRS.
This "Rosey" is the 5th one that Phil ever built. I paid more than $3000 for it in 2005. I did have money back then, but cancer takes all your money.
These guitars take 9 months to build, at least, mine did. I posit the price is lower today, because Phil is more proficient at creating this works of ART!!! I am sure that our great economy is factoring into his pricing in 2012 too!!!
I tried to sell it privately to avoid ebay fees and 2 people were very interested in it at $5K, but those deals fell through. One cat wanted me to ship it to him so he could play it and if he didn't like it, then he would ship it back to me. YEAH SURE!!!
The crazing on the finish just happened when I polished it in January at my parents' house. I lived there while undergoing the chemotherapy. Want their phone number??? The GHS polish had never done damage to the finish in the past, but it did it the last time. I contacted GHS and they didn't even respond to my inquiry.
The guitar is set up for the MIDI to be installed and Gary Duncan(the same cat that did it on Jer's guitars)can install all that, if you so desire. I couldn't afford it when I bought the guitar in 2005. I have played this guitar a total of 100 hours in the last 7 years. It has no fret wear, nor buckle rash. Except for the recent crazing of the finish, this guitar is in pretty damn good condition.
Now, the reason that I am asking for $5000 is that is the amount of money that I need to get 60 grams of honey oil which will kill my cancer. KILL IT DEAD!!!
I have to drive to San Francisco to get it and that will cost $800 in fuel. The honey oil is $3600. That totals $4400. I would need $600 spending money while in the "Cool Grey City of Love". I have a free place to stay, but would still need some walking around money.
Again, I am sorry that some of you feel this is some type of scam.
I will tell y'all this, I am A LOT of things, but a liar and thief...I AM NOT!!!
Oh yeah, I need to add a photo of the $500 guitar case to the auction page. Those things are the Cadillacs of cases.
If any of you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading all of this and please forgive any grammatical errors found therein.
Love, Peace, and Chicken Grease!!!
And to ALL MEN out there that are 35 or older, please schedule a colonoscopy ASAP. Even if your insurance company refuses to pay(they won't until age 50), then plunk down the $3K out of pocket and get that peace of mind.
THANKS TO JIMBO for turning me onto this site!!! Thanks to all of those that believe. Chew on this, 100 years ago, 1 out of 100 people got cancer. Today, 1 out of 2 women will get in in their lifetimes and 1 out of 3 men will get it.
Colon Cancer is the NUMBER 2 when it comes to cancer-related deaths and it is the most preventable. GO GET SNAKED!! It ain't that bad. I have had 3 with number 4 knocking on the door!!!