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Dressner Released from Brain Cancer Surgery



Too early to say if the surgery was a success. Hopefully, the Gamma Knives will have some effect.

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Cheers to that! Great look too!
Live in hope and looking good.
how very Ash Wednesday! you in the elizabeth taylor role....
Dear Joe,

What a picture you are!!! In my country we say you are the bright eye of the pig. Yes, Ha! It is because you have the look of being fine and juicy. It means you do well for yourselves. So there you are my dear Joe.

We hope for grand success with your special knife and that you will soon have a crown on your head to go with your bandanna of peace! Yessir!! Ha. Ha. Promise me that we shall have a drink together and toast your brain! The world will be an oyster for you my friend Joe.

Joe, so sorry!! Padma and I are to send our apologies to you for missing your big march. We looked everywhere but we could not find the right group! How silly we must seem! Ha. Ha. We did not know the correct time so I'm sure we were very late. We are so sorry to you. But don't worry, we took our Go Joe signs and we marched in Great Neck. We are your back Joe. Don't you worry! Ha.

Yours always,
Dr P.

drink Gamma Sutra in Magnum!!

Any news? How you feeling?
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Joe Dressner - Captain Tumor Man!


Hi, I'm Joe Dressner the famous wine importer and I have brain cancer!

I already have a wine blog and frankly wine is such a luxury business that I hate to mix my cancer problems with my wine observations. I think it would be a general downer for the lifestyle crowd out there.

Furthermore, we in the wine trade always claim there are tremendous health benefits to drinking wine. I've already had cardiovascular bypass surgery over eight years ago and now I got a tumor aggressively rattling in my brain. My colleagues in the glamorous wine industry want me to keep it quiet.

So, I've started this wonderful new blog to discuss wine, brain tumors, my life and to give you hot tips on handling the cancer stricken around you. There will also be practical wine/radiation pairings when I start radiation therapy and chemotherapy next week.

Having brain cancer means I might both physically and intellectually decline. So, I will be using this blog as a venue to pursue petty vendettas against relatives, acquaintances and people in the wine trade.

I might also lose touch with reality and say things that are not true or are only half true. The important thing is to have fun and enjoy this rare and precious time in my life.

One of my pet vendettas is my cousin Dr. Barbara Hirsch. Dr. Barbara Hirsch is a very important Great Neck Endocrinologist, who was raised and nurtured by my parents. Dr. Hirsch waited until my father was near death and my mother was suffering from a rare neuromuscular disorder, to write them a seven page letter denouncing them for being horrible to her for the entirety of her life! Despite my concerns, Dr. Hirsch still refuses to apologize.

Last night, I drank a beautiful bottle of Bourgueil Clos SÚnÚchal 2005 from Pierre Breton. It was sublime and reminded me that I used to be healthy. Not only that, the vineyard used to be there before I existed. It exists independently of my having cancer and will continue to exist. You ought to buy some.

August 2009 Postscript: Not only does it exist independently of my cancer, it also exists independently of Louis/Dressner Selections. After 18 years, they have dumped us for Kermit Lynch. Oh well. At least I'm alive!