Re: KD

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The sanctity of off-blog communication really is dead, isn't it?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 4:03 PM
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I didn't tell you that he thinks I gave it to him via our hot manblogger on manblogger sexytime.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 4:21 PM
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Well fuck. Blogging causes cancer , doesn't it?


Posted by: turgid jacobian | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 4:26 PM
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Goddamn.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 4:37 PM
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3: Blogging and everything else.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 5:03 PM
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My uncle was diagnosed with mm about eight years ago. I'm sorry to hear about Drum. Conventional wisdom is that mm is not what kills you, but having unpleasant treatments for the rest of your life is pretty awful.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 5:41 PM
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Fuck fucking cancer.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 6:33 PM
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I'm so comparatively relieved to hear that his prognosis looks fairly positive.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 6:49 PM
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7: Someone I know with two youngish kids has breast cancer. I think she's had it for a bit. Her Facebook page said just that: "Fuck cancer."


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 7:13 PM
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4.5 year median survival doesn't seem terribly positive, not to put too fine a point on it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 7:15 PM
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10... yeah. Goddamn biology is such a fucking tenuous hack.


Posted by: turgid jacobian | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 7:22 PM
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Kevin is fond of appending a sarcastic "Best in the world, baby!" to his posts about the U.S. healthcare system. Fortunately for him, oncology care is one area where that claim can be credibly made with a straight face (for well insured patients in the right metro areas, anyway). I hope it does the trick for him.


Posted by: kermit roosevelt, jr. | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 7:25 PM
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10: the latest treatments are much better than that.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 7:52 PM
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Specifically the velcade, which kd mentions.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 7:54 PM
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And he's relatively young.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 8:14 PM
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IIRC, there's not really a remission. Just cycles on and off treatment forever. The side effects can get pretty unpleasant over time.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-24-14 8:39 PM
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I suspect that's why he differentiated between a fairly positive short-term prognosis and a much cloudier "medium term" prognosis, which depended on part on how reatement options develop.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 10-25-14 4:42 AM
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13, 14: that's very good to hear.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-25-14 5:31 AM
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Oh, thank goodness. I was guessing bad cancer from the earlier posts and writing eulogies. Looks like I can save all the nice things I was going to say indefinitely.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-25-14 4:48 PM
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No conspiracy theories about Big Lead? Disappointing, that.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 10-25-14 5:57 PM
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m Henley tweeted that he and KD have the same birthday, two years apart.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 10-25-14 6:06 PM
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Fuck cancer.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-25-14 6:10 PM
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Standpipe!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-25-14 6:11 PM
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Standpipe is thinking about it. Really thinking about it.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-25-14 7:29 PM
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Oh dear, that's terrible news. Not the worst possible news, but bad enough.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 10-26-14 8:59 AM
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My "Fuck cancer" anger is somewhat counterbalanced by my "Standpipe!" joy.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 10-27-14 6:49 AM
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