Wednesday, September 07, 2005

So long, Gilligan

With all of the gulf news going on, this news seemingly got lost for a while. I just noticed it since it was cancer related, although the details were not disclosed. It's just sad to hear the news, as Gilligan, the Skipper too, the Millionaire and his Wife, the Movie Star, the Professor and Mary Ann....they were all my favorite bunch to watch on weekday afternoons! Ok, as a kid, but I still tune em in time to time!

Bob Denver of Gilligan's Island, Dies of Cancer Treatment Related Causes

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Could you wish that someone would get cancer?

Woman Sentenced In Cancer Fraud Case

If you've been there, done that, you might say "never on my worst enemies." However I read this and I think of what the best punishment would actually be.

Well, I hope the 200 hours are spent at a hospital where she can see it up close, if not personal.

And did you notice that she supposedly got a job with "U of Phoenix" and will be earning her masters there too? How fitting. Those guys fill my inbox w/their spam for their home-earned degrees. Which I think is a boatload, but I'll save that for another venue. ;-)

So where do I stand? At this point, I think a taste of cancer for her would be a good thing. It would either seriously readjust her morals or clean up the gene pool.

Yeah - it really pisses me off, if you couldn't tell.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Stop Smoking?

Lung cancer doesn't wait around. It's one of the fastest killers out there. Peter Jennings announced that he had been diagnosed in April. Only five months later, he's gone. People make the excuse that something has to kill you. Call it the macro apoptosis if you like. Sure we all have to go at some point, but I guarantee that no one wants to choose lung cancer as the method. In Jennings case, you don't get the details. All you see is him in his suit, stating that he's taking time off for treatment. No one sees the needles, the chemo, radiation, surgery, weakness, infections from low blood counts, etc etc. Tobacco companies don't want you to see that. And they're right to feel that way, as not all smokers will get lung cancer. Some will be fine. Some will just tote an oxygen tank around the mall. The lung cancer survivors might get to keep half a lung, or maybe even a whole lung, after surgery. It's the risk of smoking. You just never know until it's too late.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Susan Torres Fund

Susan Torres was pregnant and then suddenly diagnosed with stage four melanoma after she collapsed one day, leaving her brain dead. She was kept alive until the fetus became viable. A bit of a sad story, however there is an opportunity to offer financial support for a family in need.
Susan Torres Fund