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ok, here goes.
after a long long day i have had a few glasses of red wine, so please bear with me.
on april 6th 2011 my wife was told "in error" that she had stomach cancer.
[long story - but this should have happened in my presence at some later pre-arranged time, but the fact was dropped while i was on childcare duties 30 miles away .. ]
given that my wife had previously been to see her GP for 2 years re ongoing stomach issues this came as no real surprise, but still, 2 years is quite a long time to have such concerns.
[turned out to be a stomach ulcer that had been left untreated .. resulting in the cancerous growth, but still the advise is that it has not spread beyond the stomach]
so after a 3 month stretch of radical chemo, to isolate and focus the growth, the surgeon today removed my wifes stomach, meaning that today is the beginning of a whole new life for us all.
so, the question is : are there ILX'r who have been through this process, as i have no idea as to what happens next !
how will she be able to digest food etc ?
and far more importantly, will red wine be no longer suitable as a method for her to deal with the daily demands of modern life ?
oh, and in the spirit of the original thread (i hate cancer) : fuck cancer.

mark e, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:25 (nine years ago) link

as far as i could tell (i looked - honest !) , ile needed a proper 'fuck cancer' thread.

mark e, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:26 (nine years ago) link

=( Best of luck to both of you

Elderflower Gimcrax Flores (admrl), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:26 (nine years ago) link

Oh fuck, I'm so very sorry to hear that. btw there is a 'curse cancer' thread but fuck anyone who holds this thread against you.

ceci n'est pas une witty dn (Schlafsack), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:27 (nine years ago) link

mark e, I am so sorry you and your wife are facing this. I know a few people who have had some or all of their stomach removed, for various reasons - each has certain foods that aren't processed well and so those are avoided, but digestion starts with chewing and nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. One friend takes an additional enzyme with each meal, but the others eat smaller meals more frequently. They all are able to still enjoy alcohol, though I'm sure that can vary. See if you can find a support group locally or on-line that can help with the questions/concerns you will both be confronting. I wish your wife a rapid return to health and strength.

Jaq, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:52 (nine years ago) link

while i understand and appreciate the concerns, can i just state the following : today is a great great] day.
the surgery went well, my wife is ok (as far as i know), and that is a massive, repeat massive thrill-buzz.
oh, and while red wine is not the answer to most of our daily stresses it can form part of our occasional parental release ..
(i would prefer a very loud listen-n-dance session to kylie, but hey, cant have everythintg ! )

mark e, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:59 (nine years ago) link

others eat smaller meals more frequently. They all are able to still enjoy alcohol, though I'm sure that can vary.

have heard this from others.
only time will tell.

ta.

mark e, Thursday, 11 August 2011 00:28 (nine years ago) link

Fuck cancer indeed, so many of my relatives are dead from or are have contracted some form of cancer.

Super Villains With Drum Machines (MintIce), Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:39 (nine years ago) link

My paternal grandmother had her stomach removed for the same reason back in the 1960s. Although her meal size was reduced, she still very much enjoyed food and drink; one of the first things she taught my brother and me when we used to go and visit as wee lads was how to make a "proper" gin and tonic for her. She lived until she was 90.

I really hope your wife can continue to enjoy life in a similar spirit, and that she's making a fast and full recovery from the op.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:01 (nine years ago) link

cheers bill.
cant believe that its only 7 days since surgery given that yesterday she was looking so good, and up and walking (aka "thank f*ck for the nhs").
and yes, the advise seems to be that she can eat-n-drink whatever.
there may be some food types that may cause issue, but hopefully, the main impact will be that meal times will be a lot more relaxed as opposed to gobble-and-go.

mark e, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:06 (nine years ago) link

I guess it must not be too major to have your stomach removed since lots of people get their stomach removed who have a gastric bypass. I mean not too major compared to having your pancreas removed or your colon and getting an ostomy or something. I hope it goes well, I'm sure you will adapt in time and you will be just fine. SOrry to hear it

I love obscure members of the Athrotheiria mammal genus and... (Latham Green), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:34 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

My grandfather is in the last stage of leukemia. I am trying to keep in mind he had a long and healthy life so far. But given that his life wasn't too great, it's difficult...

nathom, Friday, 13 January 2012 13:51 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

exactly one year on and shit gets raised to a new level of emotional chaos.

we weren't even able to get away for 7 days for some well deserved family time without a mad midnight 250 mile dash to a&e.

oh, and all the positivity and hope i displayed earlier in this thread proved to be fucking worthless.

outcome post chemo/surgery : stage 4. terminal. no more treatment.

we currently live in waiting rooms dreading the test results.

fuck cancer.

mark e, Friday, 6 April 2012 20:47 (eight years ago) link

i'm really sorry, mark. my best wishes and support to you and your loved ones. and fuck cancer.

dayo, Friday, 6 April 2012 21:13 (eight years ago) link

mark, I'm so sorry. fuck cancer.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Friday, 6 April 2012 22:29 (eight years ago) link

I am at a loss for words. I... I wish I could take some of the pain away. Fuck FUCK FUCK cancer. I am so so sorry.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Saturday, 7 April 2012 13:51 (eight years ago) link

How terrible. I wish you love. Fuck cancer.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 April 2012 14:07 (eight years ago) link

Mark, I'm really, really sorry. My best wishes to you and your family.

God, Music and Romeo and Juliet (DJP), Saturday, 7 April 2012 14:17 (eight years ago) link

Echoing the above. Utterly terrible news.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 April 2012 14:18 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

emsley clan : -1

cancer scoreboard : +1

fuck cancer.

mark e, Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:27 (eight years ago) link

Mark, I'm so sorry; my condolences to you and your family.

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:29 (eight years ago) link

oh Mark I am so sorry. sending you love and support in this time.

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:31 (eight years ago) link

echoing the above. my sincere condolences to all of you

dayo, Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:35 (eight years ago) link

A hug and kiss for you, Mark.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:37 (eight years ago) link

echoing the above. my sincere condolences to all of you

― dayo, Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:35 AM (1 minute ago)

^^^ So sorry, Mark. Fuck cancer.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:39 (eight years ago) link

Sending you love and the tiniest lightening of this burden. I'm so sorry.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:40 (eight years ago) link

i'm so sorry mark.

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:42 (eight years ago) link

Horrible news, very sorry to hear this, good thoughts to you and family Mark.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:46 (eight years ago) link

ta for the wired tlc ..

this just goes to prove that even in this day and age of techno miracles, in the majority of cases, the powers that be really dont have a grasp on this evil disease.

we were told back in december that there was a good chance of 12 months of settled life.

to say the last 4 months have been a living hell of health related shyte would be an understatement.

we have no let up from the hospital/a&e chaos, so in some ways, i'm glad that she is now no longer suffering, but damn, its heavy on those of us left behind.

mark e, Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:49 (eight years ago) link

how horrible, Mark. RIP, & I hope you too are able to find some peace in this.

Euler, Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:50 (eight years ago) link

mark i'm so sorry for you and your family's loss, i hope you all get all the love and support you need

seapunk run. run punk run! (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:55 (eight years ago) link

Oh Mark, I'm so sorry to hear that. Wishing you all the strength in the world over the next few days and weeks.

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:57 (eight years ago) link

That is horrible to hear, take care of yourself, man.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:58 (eight years ago) link

Also: fuck cancer.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 26 April 2012 14:06 (eight years ago) link

Oh my God. I am so so sorry to read this. I can't imagine how horrible the past year must have been for you. My best wishes go out to you and your family.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 26 April 2012 14:10 (eight years ago) link

Damn.

My condolences.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 26 April 2012 14:27 (eight years ago) link

mark, I'm very sorry. words on a message board don't do it justice.

this just goes to prove that even in this day and age of techno miracles, in the majority of cases, the powers that be really dont have a grasp on this evil disease.

I switched oncologists recently, going to the big medical center named after one of the Rockefellers. My new guy is the teacher who taught my two old guys.

We went down the list, talking about the medications I had been given, what my diet could be, drawing a DNA helix on the paper of the examination chair and saying 45 minutes of exercise based on my age x 5 - 2 or something. That last one, "What does running up and down stairs have to do with cancer?" made him literally stroke his beard and say "We don't know. Everything I've told you is basically an educated guess at best."

Now, this guy is pretty educated, but every honest doctor would be the first to tell you that plugging tubes of poison into people's veins and blasting them with radiation is witchcraft at best.

pplains, Thursday, 26 April 2012 14:51 (eight years ago) link

Now, this guy is pretty educated, but every honest doctor would be the first to tell you that plugging tubes of poison into people's veins and blasting them with radiation is witchcraft at best.

i have an uncle who is a highly qualified doctor in canada - and he basically told me this back last year, so while we were getting the 'we will cure you' story from various folks here, i've been quietly preparing for this outcome due to the insider information from him.

still, doesn't make dealing with the fallout any easier ..

good luck with your battle pplains - you have my heartfelt wishes and hopes for a more successful outcome.

for us, the big reveal was the discovery of an evil lump weeks after the completion of premium grade chemo that she underwent as that confirmed just how aggressive the fucker was.

(uncle confirmed that she got the best that was available .. so no complaints on that score)

mark e, Thursday, 26 April 2012 15:08 (eight years ago) link

Heartfelt condolences, mark. I'm so sorry that things turned out this way.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:03 (eight years ago) link

i'm so very sorry, mark.

estela, Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:13 (eight years ago) link

Found out yesterday that mother in-law likely has pancreatic cancer. She got sick the day after we left for vacation, but apparently her doctor's been all kind of amazing and has run 6 months worth of tests in 2 weeks. From what I understand they think it's still in early stages, and possibly slow-growing though I'm still trying to make sense of everything so I don't exactly know all the details.

the worst part is that her Mum died of cancer when she was quite young, and her brother died of pancreatic cancer a couple of years ago, so it's just like AAAAAGGGGH FUCK YOU CANCER SERIOUSLY

the gallows-humor lighter side is that because of a blocked bile duct she now has a major case of jaundice. She said over the phone that she was pretty green, but when she answered the door mr Veg and I were like, 'Whoa. you weren't kidding.' Wicked Witch of the West level neon green. It's really weird!

We visited with her yesterday - she's very scared, tired, etc, but still very much herself. I love her so much...it just fucks me up that she's dealing with all of this. Ugh!

bleh

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:17 (eight years ago) link

AAAAAGGGGH FUCK YOU CANCER SERIOUSLY

seriously.

hope they caught the fucker in time peppermint.

mark e, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:30 (eight years ago) link

I know. I'd like to have her around for a lot longer :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:38 (eight years ago) link

btw, my condolences to you, mark...a big DOUBLE FUCK YOU CANCER

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:42 (eight years ago) link

cheers pepper.

borderline alcoholism + v. loud music helps.

a little.

mark e, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:48 (eight years ago) link

<3 <3 <3

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:58 (eight years ago) link

my mother in law was diagnosed with terminal cancer on Friday. Somehow the fucking doctor she has been getting x-rays and cat scans from for the last five years completely missed the huge tumor crushing her heart. My wife had to take an emergency red-eye last night and fortunately made it home before her mom died. now they're waiting for more tests.

fuck you, incompetent doctors, fuck you cancer, etc.

sleeve, Monday, 30 April 2012 21:31 (eight years ago) link

Somehow the fucking doctor she has been getting x-rays and cat scans from for the last five years completely missed the huge tumor crushing her heart.

due to the time, i am assuming you are US based pepper, cos this scarily similar to our situation.

3 years of 'problems' that were ignored cos it would have cost a few quid to send bh for a CT scan ..

so, yes fuck you incomp. doctors and fuck you tory policy to make doctors even more important in the decision making process.

once bh was escalated to the next level of care then it has to be said, the care was absolutely fantastic, but the fact of the matter is that he problems were ignored by the the GPs for 3 years .. and the GPs defence : 'bh is too young to get stomach cancer'

ok, time for more wine ..

mark e, Monday, 30 April 2012 21:39 (eight years ago) link

hang in there, also check out the revive on the Steve Albini thread, very inspiring.

sleeve, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:36 (eight years ago) link

I was told just today that my aunt was in the final stages of her cancer, so I feel you. It's amazing how much money + resources gets pumped into research and how it's still such a crapshoot of who survives and who doesn't.

musicfanatic, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:47 (eight years ago) link

oh, onimo. <3

and yes you still write well

mookieproof, Monday, 28 December 2020 02:50 (three weeks ago) link

Hey onimo, that sounds like a lot to deal with. From my understanding there is a lot of weird shit to be expected while the brain recovers from surgery, even small changes in the shape of the tissue, how fluid circulates, etc., alter the fine details of activity. Disowning a body part is a well described thing which happens to a lot of people - of course that doesn't make it feel less weird. Same for it being an effort to attend to part of the visual world, I could almost guess which parts of the brain got disturbed from your description.
If you're able to tolerate an audiobook, Villanur Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee wrote a good one about how our sense of ourselves as physical beings ties in to brain functions, it might be enlightening or reassuring. Audiobooks have it and they claim you can listen for free during a 30 day trial:
https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/phantoms-in-the-brain-probing-the-mysteries-of-the-human-mind/242959

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 28 December 2020 02:53 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks, I've been toying with taking up audiobooks for a few weeks so I might look at a trial. I was thinking about the Oliver Sacks book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" the other day while contemplating my unnecessary leg.

new variant (onimo), Monday, 28 December 2020 03:00 (three weeks ago) link

FWIW onimo, based on your posts tonight, i would be extremely hard pressed to guess you were having any cognitive difficulties at all!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Monday, 28 December 2020 03:23 (three weeks ago) link

xp the Ramachandran/Blakeslee has a similar pitch to Hat (although less humanist it must be said), but deals with pertinent stuff like body image, phantom limbs, etc., throughout.

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 28 December 2020 08:11 (three weeks ago) link

It's good to see you back here anyway, and yeah with no outward sign (other than, you know, your contribution on this thread) that anything's up.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 28 December 2020 10:09 (three weeks ago) link

Sorry to hear you are having a rough time Onimo. My partner has some similar symptoms you described above, caused by brain lesions/myelin damage from the MS and it sure can be rough at times. But like others have said your posting is always spot on. That old audiobookbay dot nl is my fave audiobook resource fwiw

calzino, Monday, 28 December 2020 10:36 (three weeks ago) link

this sounds like a hell of a lot onimo, i'm sorry and it sucks, and i sincerely hope 2021 is a year of recovery, tho it might take a stupid amount of time and emotional fuckery, you can beat this fucker

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Monday, 28 December 2020 10:43 (three weeks ago) link

Wishing you strength and hoping as many of these end up resolving as possible. Also, I bet your writing is better than mine by a long shot.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Monday, 28 December 2020 12:26 (three weeks ago) link

Onimo, glad to see you here. I just want to chime in that you must be patient with yourself and your precious noggin, and that this patience is one of the great frustrations and gifts that being ill gave to me.

"Bi" Dong A Ban He Try (the table is the table), Monday, 28 December 2020 13:10 (three weeks ago) link

Just saw this thread. Had no idea, Onimo. Best wishes to you and lots of good vibes and prayers for you.

Oor Neechy, Monday, 28 December 2020 17:18 (three weeks ago) link

Cheers mate & everyone else for being so nice

Just remembered another weird symptom: bad lip syncing - sometimes people are speaking to me and there's an eye-brain delay which makes everyone look like they're in a badly dubbed film.

new variant (onimo), Monday, 28 December 2020 17:51 (three weeks ago) link

Those all sound frightening onimo, rooting for you to recover well

Cheese flavoured Momus (wins), Monday, 28 December 2020 19:27 (three weeks ago) link

Best wishes in recovery, onimo.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 28 December 2020 19:32 (three weeks ago) link

Yes, agree with everything said, hopefully these are all temporary and you are back to normal in the very near future x

scampish inquisition (gyac), Monday, 28 December 2020 19:33 (three weeks ago) link

onimo, your equanimity in the face of all those symptoms is astounding. I will echo what others have said, that whatever struggles you had in typing out your posts, they are perfectly fluent and coherent. I hope you recover soon and completely!

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Monday, 28 December 2020 19:37 (three weeks ago) link

re the lip sync thing, it’s something our brain has to work on all the time because the senses report info at slightly different times (e.g. vision is a bit late, and it varies between night and day) and it can slip out of sync a bit under normal conditions. So I’d just think of that as a sign your brain is under a heavy workload - which it sure is, given the amount of re-routing that recovery involves.

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 28 December 2020 19:56 (three weeks ago) link

Onimo and I so struck by your insight into your symptoms and your knack for describing them! "Not My Leg" especially. There is a book in this should you ever want to revisit this experience, I would love to read it!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 28 December 2020 21:43 (three weeks ago) link

hey Onimo I’m just a random guy on the Internet but wanted to send you all good wishes for your recovery, and also say thanks for sharing your insights and experiences

a good friend of mine had a tumor removed not long after you did - he’s still a bit confused - reading your posts has really helped get a (broad) sense of the kind of things that might be going on for him

the least famous person you were surprised to discover (emsworth), Monday, 28 December 2020 22:27 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Hullo!

Most of my weird symptoms have gone or improved in the last couple of weeks so most must have been after effects of the surgery. My leg is my leg again!

I had a horrible panic a few days ago when I couldn't read for an hour or so and convinced myself it was permanent.

I started a 10 week drug trial on Friday and started 6 weeks of daily radiotherapy yesterday. I felt rotten yesterday (brutal tiredness and nausea) and I was struggling to face months of feeling that way but today is much better so it's a bit easier if I know it won't all be bad days.

new variant (onimo), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:13 (one week ago) link

Glad some of the troubling symptoms resolved and you are feeling more up for the fight. Wishing you the best.

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:19 (one week ago) link

That’s great to hear about the symptom resolution onimo, hoping the treatment goes well for you

scampish inquisition (gyac), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:24 (one week ago) link

When I had chemo/radiation as a kid, my favourite thing to eat was tapioca pudding. That or scratch-made custard will see you right, Onimo.

scampopo (suzy), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:27 (one week ago) link

Good to hear good things from you onimo

Ole Blueyes Solskjaer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:51 (one week ago) link

When I had chemo/radiation as a kid, my favourite thing to eat was tapioca pudding. That or scratch-made custard will see you right, Onimo.

― scampopo (suzy), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:27 (twenty-eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I remember my mum giving me tapioca pudding when I had measles as it helped relieve mouth ulcers so that makes sense for radiation too.

new variant (onimo), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 13:01 (one week ago) link

I don’t remember mouth ulcers but I do remember not wanting to eat a lot of different foods because they made me nauseous. I couldn’t bear fat on meat, dark poultry meat, egg yolks, mayo, canned tuna, squash, yams, or Boston baked beans, plus I couldn’t have raw carrots (which I loved) because they gave me doubled-over stomach cramps. I still won’t eat squashes or canned oily fish apart from anchovies.

scampopo (suzy), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 13:10 (one week ago) link

positive news! great to hear!

kinder, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:18 (one week ago) link

Great stuff Onimo!

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:25 (one week ago) link

Most of my weird symptoms have gone or improved in the last couple of weeks so most must have been after effects of the surgery. My leg is my leg again!

Hooray for correctly-owned legs! Thanks for keeping us posted onimo, glad you're recovering well.

emil.y, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:28 (one week ago) link

welcome back!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:39 (one week ago) link

Good news. :)

DJI, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:47 (one week ago) link

yay for disappearing symptoms

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:48 (one week ago) link

glad to hear it onimo!

early-Woolf semantic prosody (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:49 (one week ago) link

Wonderful to hear!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:50 (one week ago) link

Yep, keep us updated, onimo!

pomenitul, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:55 (one week ago) link

good stuff

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:10 (one week ago) link

Glad to hear that, man!

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:52 (one week ago) link

Onimo! <3

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:06 (one week ago) link

Yay, onimo!

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:10 (one week ago) link

that’s so good to hear, onimo, wishing you strength and peace and plenty of good days during your treatment

estela, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:28 (one week ago) link

go onimo!

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:31 (one week ago) link

Good to hear from you, onimo!

As I've previous said, chemo.rad is different for everyone and every targeted body part, but believe it or not, probably the worst part of radiation for me was having to go in to an office...every...day...for...months...to have radioactive beams targeted at my body. The actual radiation itself is whatever, and I was lucky to not have many bad side effects— but the fact that one is dragging oneself into a basement room to have this wild shit done to one's body for months is much more harrowing than I ever imagined. By the end, I'd walk into the waiting room and I'd just want to smash the fucking TVs.

Anyway, please keep us updated, and sending you much good feeling <3

Pere Legume (the table is the table), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:38 (one week ago) link

Great news onimo! <3

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 08:00 (one week ago) link

glad to hear you're feeling better onimo and thanks for letting us know!

plax (ico), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 14:09 (one week ago) link

I know 87 is not exactly a life cut short*, but two months ago my wonderful aunt Jeanie felt some odd abdominal pains, one month ago she was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer, and last Sunday she passed away at home. I guess this is just as much a Fuck Covid post - since I live far from Minnesota now, and we're in a pandemic, I did not get to see her, and it's sinking in that I never will see her again. She was a fucking legit midwesterner like they don't make anymore. RIP Aunt Jeanie.

https://www.ohalloranmurphy.com/obituary/Jean-Brookins

*my mom is 92 though and this is her baby sister ffs, so yeah, too soon

covidsbundlertanze op. 6 (Jon not Jon), Friday, 22 January 2021 00:06 (thirteen hours ago) link

That's rough about not getting to visit, Jon, and I'm sorry for your loss.

rob, Friday, 22 January 2021 00:19 (twelve hours ago) link

My condolences, Jon. RIP.

pomenitul, Friday, 22 January 2021 00:20 (twelve hours ago) link

Sounds like an extraordinary woman, based on that obituary. Condolences.

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Friday, 22 January 2021 00:41 (twelve hours ago) link

Sending condolences Jon.

And yes, fuck covid for making everyone's grief worse

new variant (onimo), Friday, 22 January 2021 00:50 (twelve hours ago) link

So sorry, Jon.

peace, man, Friday, 22 January 2021 11:52 (one hour ago) link


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