Fuck You, 2008

My friends,

I’ll cut to the chase here: Today, we will find out if our sweet girl, Daisy, has cancer. On Friday morning, I’ll find out if I have cancer.

If I have it, there will be an operation to remove my prostate and then whatever else needs to be done. All paid for by insurance.

If Daisy has cancer, it will mean that she will be put down within days. Not only would treatment for two tumors (one on her eye, one on her rectum) be dangerous to her health (due to her heart murmur and other factors), it would just plain be way more than Grace and I could afford, with no guarantees of her survival. Lest anyone think that putting a dollar value on a life is cruel, be aware that it is not something we like, nor is it something I have not done to myself.

If we don’t have cancer, we are both still looking at operations, with Daisy getting the more complex ones. But she will get them, if that is the case.

I am not worried about myself, that is not my way. I am very worried for Daisy. If we lose her, it will be a very hard hit on our little family.

So, if you have any good thoughts, vibes or prayers to spare for my girl, please send them out. Thank you.

Note from 2019: Daisy had inoperable cancer. I did not have cancer.

18 comments on “Fuck You, 2008

  1. elissa_carey says:

    Oh man. Consider a candle deployed, sending lots of good thoughts for your girl.

  2. Oh man, I’m sorry :(

  3. em_gumby says:

    Good thoughts for both of you.

  4. ratmmjess says:

    Christ. Good luck to you both. Poor Daisy.

  5. Here’s well wishes for NO CANCER. 2009 should start off on an awesome note.

  6. aota says:

    Prayers for both you and Daisy.

  7. Oh, sweety, I’m so sorry about this wretched year. We thoughts, wishes and prayers go out to you, Grace, and Daisy.

  8. unclelumpy says:

    Well, lift your head up HIGH and take a walk in the SUN with dignity and stick-to-it-iveness and ya show the world, ya show the world where to get off.
    You’ll never give up, never give up, never give up… That SHIP!

  9. Will this turd of a year never just FUCK OFF?
    Thinking strongest good thoughts for you and Daisy. I’ll raise a glass to you in 2009 for big improvements all round.

  10. Best of luck to you both.
    Am sending the new year 2009 as quickly as possible, express delivery (according to tracking it is somewhere over Afghanistan as I type). And from what I’ve seen of it so far, it is a bloody excellent new year at that. Here’s hoping that it treats you the same way.

  11. dr_kromm says:

    Positive thoughts coming your way from Montréal, too, Doc.

  12. raconteurx says:

    I’m makin’ wit’ th’ positive waves, Oddball-style. Hang in there, both of you.

  13. Fuck 2008, Indeed
    My friend, you know as well as anyone why I share this sentiment with you.
    As a cancer survivor, I am with you as a brother. Courage – even if they say that dreaded “C-word” to you, it IS survivable.
    As for Daisy…
    … my friend, I went there with our beloved Precious. You may recall, as it played out here online. Thousands of dollars later, she still died in a lot of pain.
    For humans, there is a “will to live.” For our furry relations, there is only “Pain… why?”
    I cry even now as I type this, but take no guilt upon your soul if it comes to that terrible choice. It is the right thing to do, and she will wait at the Rainbow Bridge for you (at least, I really hope that’s how it works…).

  14. muskrat_john says:

    MASSIVE huge Good Thoughts and vibes coming your way from Madison! Hang in there – there are now THERE of us pullin’ for you and Daisy, from Cheeseland!

  15. doc_mystery says:

    Here’s hoping for a good outcome for the two of you.

  16. brianrogers says:

    Yup, you can extend a good old middle finger salute to 2008. Best wishes to you and Daisy both, but I just can’t imagine you not kicking Cancer’s ass.

  17. megdeon says:

    I will be keeping you both in my thoughts and can only hope that 2009 brings nothing but good health and happiness to your little family.

  18. delazan says:

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will light a candle for health for all of you.
    608/516-4392 if you need to talk, 24/7.

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