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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-05-18 08:47
Subject: [cancer] Back to cancerland
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Tags:cancer, health, personal, travel
PET scan says probable liver tumors. I'm not able to interpret the medicalese sufficiently to determine whether lymph is also at issue. Now in Denver changing planes, on hold with my doctor's office seeking next steps. More when it happens.

In other news, a woman behind me collapsed in the boarding line in Portland. I was able to cushion her head, check for heart attack and stroke, determine she was lucid, give her a sip of water and get the paramedics rolling. An RN then stepped out of the crowd and took over from me. The woman later boarded the plane, so she must have been okay.

You win some, you lose some.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: mevennen
Date: 2009-05-18 16:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Shit. I hope they are wrong. Hang in there, Jay. There is always something that can be done.
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2009-05-18 16:54 (UTC)
Subject: hugs n comfort cheeses
A plan, always a plan. Goes with l'audace. It's just the next step, babe.
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Mary Dell
User: marydell
Date: 2009-05-18 16:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm sorry, that sucks. Hang in there.
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User: lauriemann
Date: 2009-05-18 16:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So sorry to hear this. I hope you have very good doctors to help you with this.

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User: the_ogre
Date: 2009-05-18 16:59 (UTC)
Subject: Well, fuck.
Not sure what to say, Jay. We're not close friends, and live a good distance apart, but if there is any kind of support that I can provide you - even just cheering you on while you're fighting this - please let me know.
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Morgan: smile like you mean it
User: subu
Date: 2009-05-18 16:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:smile like you mean it
Stay strong in the struggle.
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Jim C. Hines
User: jimhines
Date: 2009-05-18 17:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Dammitall. I'm sorry to hear it, Jay.
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User: mistri
Date: 2009-05-18 17:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry to hear that - I hope you find out more soon
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Laura Anne Gilman: dandelion break
User: suricattus
Date: 2009-05-18 17:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:dandelion break
Damn. *sends strength to you and yours, so you can once again whomp cancer's ass*

Also: good for you on helping that woman. It sounds like a sugar crash of unknown severity. Always very good to have a soothing voice nearby when that happens.
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Karen, aka Ana Lake, ska Aine inghean Cathal
User: summers_place
Date: 2009-05-18 17:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, crud. Here's hoping this can be taken care of pronto and return you to health.

Also, good on ya for helping that woman.
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miki garrison: kiss
User: mikigarrison
Date: 2009-05-18 17:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Glad your docs are on top of all this, but horrifically sorry it's happening. If there's *anything* at all I can do, don't hesitate to let me know.
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User: torreybird
Date: 2009-05-18 17:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So sorry to hear there will be action in this recent health chapter. Thank you for taking care of that woman in line.
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cathschaffstump: habladoras
User: cathschaffstump
Date: 2009-05-18 17:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Support to you and your family at this time.

You did great in Portland.

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International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
User: nick_kaufmann
Date: 2009-05-18 17:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My fingers are crossed for you!
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Kevin Roche
User: kproche
Date: 2009-05-18 17:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, crap.

I'm rooting for you again, of course.

And good on you for helping the faintee. (The other way besides blood sugar crash that I've seen that happen -- actually experienced it myself once -- is someone standing too long with their knees locked, especially if it's warm)
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