Thursday, August 18, 2005

A Must-See Blog

Maybe everyone recognizes Phil as a visitor to this blog. He is also a cancer patient who deals with his condition straight on and in an inspiring way. Please click here to see his most recent post that pictorially documents a trip into New York City for chemotherapy.


Blogger Scott said...

Chemo, what an awful existence, and such a low success rate. Actually I don't really know that, but it seems to be the case.

8:00 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

Actually, I keep hearing how they're getting better and better all the time. My boss's husband was diagnosed with the worst kind of brain cancer there is five years ago. He was supposed to be dead within 6–9 months. Guess what? He's still around! He'll probably outlive me!

8:06 AM  
Blogger ;phil; said...

If I may interject here, they have some a long way with chemo. 2 of the drugs that I have taken have been approved within the past year or so and they target specific qualities of the cancer. What I'm on now inhibits the growth of new blood vessels to tumors, basically starving them so they shrink. Old chemo would just go in a kill every cell that is rapidly growing which is why many people lose their hair. I still have my hair after 30 chemos.
There is no question that chemo sucks - big time! It just shows how important it is to stay on top of your health. I have more info on the 'about me' link on my blog.
Mr. Schprock, thanks for 'giving me press' and your continued support!

8:28 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

My pleasure, Phil. I thought you did an awesome job.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Phil, that is great news. Stupendous. I'm so happy that there is hope out there, and that Chemo is taking a lighter toll.

9:23 AM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

A woman that I used to work with had chemo for breast cancer (it's gone now) and she was describing it for us. Not pretty. She said it made her skin hard where they tubes went in.
Glad to know they are making progress. Someday I hope they don't need to make any more because they finally found cures for all types of cancer. *fingers crossed*

10:03 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

Amen to that, sister.

10:09 AM  
Blogger trinamick said...

A friend of mine just found out that she had cancer and started treatment, and her husband and son shaved their heads too.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Chloe said...

Yay, Mr. Schprock! You and Phil are the best!

1:06 PM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

" A friend of mine just found out that she had cancer and started treatment, and her husband and son shaved their heads too."

That's the coolest thing I've ever heard.

"Yay, Mr. Schprock! You and Phil are the best!"

Phil rocks — in every way! (You can hear him play guitar in a recent post!)

1:29 PM  
Blogger Henry said...

Seems that this wretched disease touches us all in some way.
I lost my 12 year old newphew to it just over a year ago.

Keep on keepin on Phil.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I went right away! I loved the pic by pic play.

4:47 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Mr S - Trying to download your short story, but the server is down. I started it the other day, and I really like the tone you set early on with the pretentious cat. Nice start, the characerization is strong and effective.

8:43 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

Thanks Scott! I hope your server lets you finish it.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

No, cameroninc is refusing the connection.

9:00 AM  
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1:38 AM  

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