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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-05-09 04:35
Subject: [cancer] "I was waiting on the pad / all systems were go"
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake (for a moment longer)
Music:Queen, "Who Wants to Live Forever"
Tags:cancer, child, healthcare, personal
The fear is gone this morning. Well, not gone, but sitting in its cubbyhole like an kindergarten hamster. The big Fear is lurking with it. I can't guarantee they won't return, but for now I am a millpond.

lasirenadolce has done a Production Book. We're calling this whole festival "Pink Macaroni". This thing is amazing, and when the dust settles a bit, one of us will post about it in detail. Basically it lets my family and friends know everything about my condition, preferences, medical situation, contingency plans, and so forth. Something happens, good or bad, all they do is look in the book.

In other words in times of stress that means less thinking, more caring.

They have promised me part of the colon section back in a jar. Imagine the endless possibilities for humor (or a charity auction donation). My (step)mother observed that I need to get one of my friends to knit me a colon cozy.

As for this morning, I am heading for the hospital dressed like I'm going to a con. May as well go to battle with all flags flying. the_child left me a sweet note last night after I went to bed (and I did sleep well). I'll have the knitted tumor kateyule made for me, which I've asked to have as soon as they'll let me in recovery or the surgery ward.

"NO TUBE" is written on my right nostril in Sharpie. "NOT HERE" is written on each elbow, per a suggestion in comments. The house is being made ready for me to return sometime next week.

All that's left is to go.

As the man said, I'll be back.

I love you all.
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Ken Scholes
User: kenscholes
Date: 2008-05-09 11:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Love you too, pal. I'll see you this afternoon.
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2008-05-09 11:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
you are in my thoughts, my friend.
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Greg van Eekhout
User: gregvaneekhout
Date: 2008-05-09 11:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Looking forward to hearing good news, dude. Hundreds of people will be thinking about you.
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User: aitchellsee
Date: 2008-05-09 12:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Prayer gerbils are spinning!

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User: squirrel_monkey
Date: 2008-05-09 12:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Love you too, and good luck.
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ferragus: alien
User: ferragus
Date: 2008-05-09 12:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We're all pulling for you man.

Take care.
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it's a great life, if you don't weaken: ascii frog by Jean Seok
User: matociquala
Date: 2008-05-09 12:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:ascii frog by Jean Seok
Got your nose.
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S. Boyd Taylor
User: sboydtaylor
Date: 2008-05-09 12:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Best wishes!! :)
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Darin Bradley
User: darinbradley
Date: 2008-05-09 12:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good luck, Jay—will be thinking about you,
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2008-05-09 12:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love your music choice! Perfect!

(That said, I get an extra frisson when that comes up on the Shuffle at the top of a black diamond ski run!).

You're in my thoughts this morning.
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M.K. Hobson
User: mkhobson
Date: 2008-05-09 12:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Our thoughts and love go with you, Jay.

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User: maryrobinette
Date: 2008-05-09 13:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Fond wishes for a safe journey.
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Kristine Smith
User: kristine_smith
Date: 2008-05-09 13:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Flags flying, Jay!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-05-09 13:19 (UTC)
Subject: Kicking cancer's cold, grey ass
Go boooy. See you when you get back.

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User: fencon
Date: 2008-05-09 13:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good luck and get better soon!

Hmmm..charity donation...

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