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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-07-20 04:34
Subject: [cancer] The breaking of the ancient Western code
Security: Public
Tags:cancer, health, personal
Some semirandom thoughts about yesterday's diagnosis, and a new round of surgery and chemo forthcoming.

  • This isn't fair, but nobody ever promised me fair.

  • Some contests you don't want to win.

  • I grew a tumor the size of a large olive while on chemo. How aggressive can this damned thing be?

  • Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. On the third occurrence, lift off and nuke the site from orbit. Unfortunately, I am the site.

  • My belief that I will not live to be old has deepened significantly.

  • If the universe is trying to tell me something, it's got my attention.

  • The next person who suggests I still have lessons to learn from cancer is going to be in a world of hurt.

  • Cancer sucks.

  • I am terrified.

  • Cancer still sucks.

  • Fuck cancer and the bony-ass horse it rode in on.


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Deborah J. Ross: hands
User: deborahjross
Date: 2010-07-20 14:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:hands
Please add:

+ I am not alone.
+ I am loved.
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Michael Curry: brutal
User: mcurry
Date: 2010-07-20 14:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:brutal
Fuck cancer.

And fuck people who think cancer is there to teach someone something.
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Deborah J. Ross: halidragon
User: deborahjross
Date: 2010-07-20 14:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:halidragon
I also wanted to say that I got a few blasts of the "you created this in order to learn something" in reference to my mother's murder. Words fail me.
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2010-07-20 17:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*?*

(That's me being mute with astonished outrage. For both you and Jay. I have lived with both murder and mortal illness, and nobody yet has suggested that it was meant as a life-lesson for me; I am notoriously naive, but I genuinely had not realised such people really walked the planet. I'm so sorry you've had to encounter them.)
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kellymccullough
User: kellymccullough
Date: 2010-07-20 14:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Insert incredibly long and foul string of profanity here. I said it but I don't type fast enough to capture the moment. Hang in there, kick this thing's ass, and know that there an awful lot of folks out here pulling for you.
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mythicalgirl: buddha
User: mythicalgirl
Date: 2010-07-20 14:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:buddha
Adding my voice to the chorus.
Fuck cancer.
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girlie jones
User: girliejones
Date: 2010-07-20 14:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Aw Jay, I'm sorry. Thinking of you and sending you love.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-07-20 15:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very big hug.
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V's Herbie: toad glare
User: vsherbie
Date: 2010-07-20 15:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:toad glare
fuck cancer indeed...

love to you from an internet stranger!
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Jenn Reese: Starbuck
User: jennreese
Date: 2010-07-20 15:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Starbuck
Fuck cancer. And fuck anyone who says people are supposed to "learn" from it.
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Ramblin_Phyl
User: ramblin_phyl
Date: 2010-07-20 15:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Do you need a new hat? Maybe green in the same pattern?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-07-20 19:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sure. :) Increased hair loss is part of this next round...
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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2010-07-20 15:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I wish you & yours only the very best. I'm so sorry that you're dealing with all this.

Seems to me that at this point, the only thing to learn from cancer is exquisite torture techniques for idiots who say stupid things.
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nancyfulda
User: nancyfulda
Date: 2010-07-20 15:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Fuck cancer

I'll pass, thanks. My husband does a better job.

Rooting for you, dude. And what everyone else said about a new round of medication offering a fully valid new chance.
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mcjulie
User: mcjulie
Date: 2010-07-20 16:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Fuck cancer, indeed.
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coreolis
User: curiositist
Date: 2010-07-20 16:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Fuck cancer. What Ken and others have said. If there's anything I can do, even if it's tiny-small, please let me know.
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