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More Cancer!?! and Dooce too!?!

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Madness needs to go to bed and wake up and shake all of this off and realize .. “Oh, Silly Madness, that was all just a dream. Go live your Friday all.over.again.”

First my mom. Aunt Bea. Then Lou. Then my dad.

Madness went over to Dooce to find some much needed humor and found THIS.

And all Madness can do now is look around and say “what the HELL is going ON HERE!?”



Written by Madness

May 16, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Posted in Cancer, Dooce


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I posted a few days ago about my dads friend and law partner, Lou. He was diagnosed a few weeks ago with cancer. My mom was in 1994 by lung cancer. Today my dad called and I knew the moment I heard his voice that something wasnt ok. I thought I was holding my breath for bad news about Lou. I wasnt.

Dad has a lesion on his kidney. He will have surgery next friday… they will either remove part of the kidney or all of it. He doesnt anticipate having chemo or radiation, he said they caught it very early. The little fucker is a 1.7 cm lesion on the outside of the left kidney at about 1 o’clock .. Madness dad gave her all the details, and true to dad form..spent a great deal of time comforting and reassuring her, cause thats what dads do. The oncologist said they dont get troublesome till about 4 cm, according to dad he’s a bright and talented young fella. No other troubles were seen in the abdomen, he will have CT scans of the chest and brain to be extra cautious because thank God dad has competent,  attentive doctors and, say it with me… health insurance
Dad doesnt seem worried. He said “this isnt like Mom.. ” and I say to God..”It better NOT be!” Dad is confident that this is going to turn out fine .. he says hes got a great doctor .. and I say to God.. “He BETTER be!”

Stay tuned while Madness picks her heart up off the floor.

Written by Madness

May 16, 2008 at 2:36 pm

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My dads loooong time friend Lou, whom he started his law practice with many moons ago, was recently diagnosed with cancer.. Non Hogkins Lymphoma, I believe. Mom died of lung cancer in 1994. This is a hard time for dad 😦

I found this blog some time ago…Ive been a lurker .. checking daily for updates. Susan seems to be in remission now. Praise Jeebus.

Keep Lou in your thoughts and prayers. He’s undergoing chemo right now.


Written by Madness

May 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Posted in Cancer