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right upside the head

Posted on 2003.06.17 at 02:11
Mood: numbnumb
from: [mom]
date: monday, june 16, 2003 10:00pm
to: [jason]
subject: fyi


I thought you should know this in case [dad] can't get hold of you at this time.

[dad] called [brother] last night & told him that he is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, and that they expect that he has 3-5 years to live with the treatment program they are putting him into. He is still undergoing tests, but doesn't expect the prognosis to change significantly.




and this is to remind me that things could always be worse


True Neutral Elf Ranger Cleric
ratkrycek at 2003-06-17 03:00 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, man.

What a way to find out news like that, too.


I hope the doctors are wrong.

As for the news item... there frequently were wood chippers chipping near where I grew up. I used to wonder/worry/have nightmares about being chewed up by one. Nasty things.

But...I'm really sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope the treatments work better than they're thinking they will.

If you want to talk... you know where to find me, yes?
super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis
skrape at 2003-06-17 04:49 (UTC) (Link)
Skip's got a fucking BRAIN TUMOR? Dude.

You going to call him?
A Quark of A Different Spin.
adameros at 2003-06-17 05:22 (UTC) (Link)
Ouch! :-(

I'm sorry. :-(
Abe Froman's bastard love child
sausage_boy at 2003-06-17 06:55 (UTC) (Link)
Oh shit. Doctors have been wrong before.
moonchyld1 at 2003-06-17 07:39 (UTC) (Link)

wow that is a horrible way to get that kind of news. my thoughts go out to you, and your family. if there is anything i can do...
One girl
branded93 at 2003-06-17 08:28 (UTC) (Link)
oh wow. but as mentioned by someone else here, doctors have been wrong and with treatment he could even outlive them. damn, wish i could think of something more comforting to say.
amazondyve at 2003-06-17 08:56 (UTC) (Link)

I'm sorry, J. :-(
weedlover at 2003-06-17 09:33 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry. I know how you feel.
Atmospheric Skull
kabuki33 at 2003-06-17 09:45 (UTC) (Link)

Cancer...tumors...it seems they are everywhere. What is the meaning of all this?

Dude, you know that I know what you are going through right now. If you ever need to talk to me, let me know and I'll give you a ring.

I'll be thinking of you and your dad.

On a side note, my dad came home today after 3 weeks in the hospital and now, behind me, there is the constant gasp of an oxygen tank that helps him breathe. It's a little unnerving and it's been a weird morning...

Take care mister.
Damon Amyx
damyx at 2003-06-17 09:53 (UTC) (Link)
ouch. I'm sorry, dude. that's really scary.
decemberjuliet at 2003-06-17 12:51 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry :(
betternewthings at 2003-06-17 13:55 (UTC) (Link)
Catch me on AIM. Really.
Colonel Angus
scosol at 2003-06-17 14:59 (UTC) (Link)
hmmm- well thats certainly not good news
but- for your dad, for everyone; it could always be tomorrow- not "3-5 years from now"-
you never know what is going to happen to you-
so i dunno- that's how i try to live- like a bus mught smack me down tomorrow
weedlover at 2003-06-17 15:36 (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately, I've been smacked in the face with this. I knew my dad was not living healthy ... but I never would have guessed that he would die so young.
alceria at 2003-06-17 23:22 (UTC) (Link)
Couldn't she have told you in person? That's cold. I'm sorry. I had a coworker with a brain tumor that was told he had a month, and that was several years ago and he's still around.
littering and???
antisanity at 2003-06-18 06:32 (UTC) (Link)
damn, sorry to hear that. hope all goes well.

btw, i should have my computer up and running really soon. it's been sick. that's why i haven't been online in forever.

miss ya!
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-06-29 05:42 (UTC) (Link)
i've been in input-only mode w/ lj for a while. in case any of you check back, just wanted you to know that i appreciate all of this. thanks.
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