Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Killing time again: featuring a brief public statement.

My cable is out and I am really not happy about that.

What did the elephant say to the naked man? How in the hell do you breathe out of that thing?

Anybody own a bad motor scooter? (Check out the Montrose video w/Sammy Hagar on the sidebar).

Today I felt pretty good despite my health. I have cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma to be exact. I just found out on Monday. I've been rather poorly for almost two months. Thought I'd slip that one in instead of making a big deal out of it here. I debated whether I should announce that here this soon. I will find out next week what stage it is in and begin my treatment. I will do a proper post on this later when I have more information regarding my disease. I didn't want to let the remainder of you hang any longer.

I've got to write this paragraph to conceal the prior one. I figure that casual visitors will just blow past the other paragraph. More to come.

Anyway, I am just happy to be here, alive, and just a jaunt through hell back to well.


Keshi said...

**I have cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma to be exact.

I dun wanna believe that but guess I have to. I was not very happy after reading that line. I felt everything I love and everyone I care abt ALWAYS seem to suffer in some manner.

Im now leaving this blog in a heart-broken state. I dunno wut else to say...I really dun...

u r being so positive..which is great...I wish I was there to be by ur side while u go thru all the treatment.

***HUGS Grunty***

vera said...

*hands you a mountain dew and a slim jim and watches the sunrise"


goldennib said...

I have this half formed notion of the man replying to the elephant something like: "I wish mine was closer to my eyes so I could see it better."

I know that line needs work but you get the idea.

Lots of prayers for you, baby.

Jules said...

I'll be there for you in any reality we can dream up... even the real one.

Don't keep us hanging, babes... when you find out more about your progression and treatment options, please let us know. Or at least email me.

I've said it before, but I'll say it again and again... I love you, Sweetie. You're in my thoughts 800 times a day. ... and more. (GIANT HUGE SQUISHY HUGS)

Outdoorsy Girl said...

I'm very happy that you've still been feeling pretty good despite the news. I'm always here for you.

You know, I saw a Discovery Channel show on elephants and they appear to actually have TWO trunks (almost the same size, too!) especially during mating season. So I'd like to know what the elephant would say if he met the man during mating season when he had a "new direction". hahahaheeheeha!

Scary Monster said...

Cap'n iffin yer cable is out then stuff it back into yer jockeys and zip the recalcitrant hardware back into place.

Me will keep stompin as long as you call the tune.

The Grunt said...

Keshi~ I am still alive and kicking, baby. This will just be another obstacle for me to conquer in my long life climbing the biggest mountain.

Vera~ Ah, my faves! What CD am I listening to while the sun is rising?

Nessa~ LOL, that is funny. Thanks for your prayers.

Jules~ Giant squishy hugs give me much vigor and vim. Keep on a'squishing me!

O-Girl~ Keep that trunk away from my peanuts!!!

Scary~ I may not be the most popular blogger, the golden child of the month blogger, but I sure do have my niche. I will keep playing my horn for y'all. BTW, the cable dude came this morning, YAY!!!

Crystal said...

can i have a bite of your slim jim?

RevRee said...

Just remember, there's always sweet, sweet alcohol...and frozen snicker bars!


P.S. I hope you're alright

paul said...

well you're fighting spirit is one of your most important weapons against this! keep it up
combined with serious doctors of course (how about those nurses anyway ;) ??)

best wishes!

Clearlykels said...

It is best to know... knowledge is power and all that. Praying for you, but you know that.

Anonymous said...

*HUGS Grunt*

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Serena Joy said...

What a day for your cable to go out.:(

Best of luck with whatever treatment you go with. My mom had lymphoma and she came through like a trouper, so it's definitely beatable. All the best to you.

Keshi said...

well I luv ur attitude and I know u'll get thru this Grunty. Anything is POSSIBLE.

My mum sends her love to ya....


Queue_t said...

Grunty_ this is from the mayo clinic, I know nothing about this Cancer and so I googled it! I am heartsick for you, but know I am here to support you too.

"Maintain a strong support system. Having a support system and a positive attitude can help you cope with any issues, pain and anxieties that might occur. Although friends and family can be your best allies, they sometimes may have trouble dealing with your illness. If so, the concern and understanding of a formal support group or others coping with cancer can be especially helpful.

Although support groups aren't for everyone, they can be a good source for practical information. You may also find you develop deep and lasting bonds with people who are going through the same things you are."

will you e-mail me personnally ? I would like to send you a real handmade card. my way of sending love through the mail. tamara at the crandalls. org strung all together. Sending good vibes to you . QT

Photogirl said...

Buddy, lymphoma's got nothing on you! You're gonna kick ass!!



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EBEZP said...

Hi Mate! Yeah Jules sent me but that doesn't lessen the heartfelt thoughts that are with you from over the big pond.

Come on over to my sites we are usually having a bit of a laugh and we'll try and keep you positive.

I'll pop over to see how you are doing ok? Specially while Jules is away!

Take it easy mate!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Grunt, Jules sent me :-)

Sending you happy thoughts, and will keep you in my thoughts until you beat this hodgkins into the dirt as it deserves to be beaten.

I'll leave squishy hugs to Jules, but I'll send you a joke or two if you need a good laugh.

And while Jules is on vacation, her readers will be hanging out here so we can update her when she returns.

The Grunt said...

Wow! I am overwhelmed by all of your support.

Crystal~ Yes, you may snap into my Slim Jim. Spicy!

Revree~ Thanks for the mmuuaahhs. I need every one I can get. I'll take the fozen Snicker's bars as well:) Alcohol and Grunty don't mix.

Paul~ Well, it was because of a nurse named Becky that I got into this prestigious cancer institute, period. Becky was the one more than anybody at my doc's office that had been by my side through this ongoing ordeal.

Kels~ You are always there for me even if I go into hiding for a bit. That would be enough to piss some people off. Thanks for the prayers.

Guggs~ My mate!!! I know you drop in and out of blog land, and whenever you find time to drop by here I really enjoy it. Thanks!

Serena~ I am so glad that your mom survived lymphoma. My mom had the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and beat it as well. The knowledge of the family history was what really got things pointed in the right direction with me.

Keshi~ Ooh, now I have Mama Kesh on my side. I can feel you two rooting for me.

QT~ That is some really helpful information. I will definitely shoot you an email soon.

Celeste~ Put all your chips on me and you will hit jackpot.

Ebezp~ Thanks for coming over here! I will definitely drop by your blog and see what's happening. I used to keep this place humming a bit better, but at least it still runs.

Though Lovers...~ I give you a warm Gruntonian welcome! I like jokes, so hit me with them anytime. Oh, and thanks for thinking of me.

Random Thinker said...

I too am a Jules groupie... shere she goes, I go... where her hopes for a speedy recovery go, so do mine... where her prayers that you feel better, have the strength to beat this f*cker called hodgkins go, so do mine!

As I told Jules, you will have lots of hugs, prayers and good wishes - including mine.

denise d said...

So Sorry to hear! Sucks how bad things happen to good people Grrrrrrr. Cancer in my Family - Dad had Non-Hodgkins, and beat it twice. Take Care of Yourself and let the strength of your Friends fortify you!! Keep us updated... You're in my Prayers :-)

Logophile said...

OK, so this is my third pass on this post and I have nothing to say that I haven't already said.
Mwah, loves me some Grunty, k, and don't think just cuz you have cancer Imma stop sassing you.

Thomas said...

What can we do to help, The Grunt?

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Hugs, hugs and more hugs...
It's been a tough week- I know.
You are in our thoughts and prayers- and of course I'll be bugging you with more mail :)
And maybe fudge when the weather cools~
One more...

The Grunt said...

Random Thinker~ Thanks for your loyalty, via Jules. I met Jules at the start of her blog and she has gone from ghost town to community in no time. I'm glad that her community is coming to my aide. I need people like you on my side.

Denise~ Thanks for the support. I know I can beat this. I'm just trying to get geared up for the treatment and work out the expenses. I am happy to hear that your father has beat cancer twice.

Logo~ I wouldn't have you any other way.

Thomas~ Well, just drop by and keep me company. Let me know when you visit by leaving me a comment. Hell, you left a comment on my blog way before all of my other readers. I think that counts for some kind of award, my friend. Viva la Tom Delay blog!

Cora~ I will never ever refuse baked goods or other like treats. You are a saint.