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Re: E. Messily health update

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thanks Ben!


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 9:57 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear this but would appreciate further updates too. I don't even know what else to say.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 9:58 AM
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I said, oh no. And, damn.

Oh Cecily. This sucks so much.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:01 AM
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Oh no. I'm so sorry, E. Fuck cancer.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:05 AM
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(I am answering stuff, mostly. Just, like, 2 weeks later.)

I have to go get my head shaved now. And probably buy some markers for drawing on my bald head


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:07 AM
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So sorry, E. Messily!


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:15 AM
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I'm sorry.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:15 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear this. Wishing you all the comfort you can get.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:17 AM
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Oh, no. I'm so sorry.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:21 AM
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I'm so very sorry, E. Messily.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:38 AM
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thank you, both to the posts already and posts of the future


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:48 AM
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Really sorry to hear this.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 10:51 AM
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Sorry to hear this and best wishes. Marker pens sound an excellent idea. Make sure you get the non permanent ones then you can change the head illustration at will.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 11:33 AM
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Fuck cancer.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 12:05 PM
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Oh damn, Messily, so sorry to hear this. Warmest wishes to you


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 12:09 PM
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So sorry. Hoping for the best possible outcome.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 12:43 PM
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FUCK! I am so saddened by this. Messily, I wish this weren't happening to you and I pray for remission and cure. Hugs to you.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 12:47 PM
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Jesus Christ. Fuck cancer.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 1:00 PM
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So sorry to hear this. Hoping for the best for you.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 1:02 PM
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Jesus fuck, I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. All strength and love to you.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 1:27 PM
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So sorry to hear this; wishing you the best -- both for health outcomes and the mental and emotional energy to handle it.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 1:30 PM
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I am so sorry for this.


Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 1:35 PM
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This is awful. Best to you, Messily.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 1:46 PM
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I am so VERY sorry to hear it, E.

Please let us (collectively) know if/when you identify ways that we can support you. Obviously only if you have bandwidth to do so, but I know we'd all love to help in any way that is practical.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 1:47 PM
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E. and I have been in touch, for obvious reasons, but for everyone else, I like to recommend this webpage: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/understanding-your-diagnosis/talking-about-cancer/how-to-be-a-friend-to-someone-with-cancer.html


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 1:58 PM
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Oh, Messily, that is fucking awful. With love and sympathy from here.


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 2:17 PM
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That's terrible, E. I'm sorry.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 2:21 PM
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All my best wishes, Messily.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 2:33 PM
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This is absolutely awful news. You're one of my favorite internet people, and so I'm going to spend a great deal of time hoping for a good outcome. In the meantime, if by some chance I can help, please let me know.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 4:15 PM
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Thanks guys

I am doing okay so far. Inasmuch as my life was already turned completely upside down four years ago, I'm probably better placed than most people to face lots of months of pain and doctor appointments.

Facing death is scarier but also still hasn't really sunk in.

I am being well cared for but I'm also milking this whole cancer thing for as much as it's worth: if you would like to buy me a present, I have a wish list here. I just shaved my head and now I can't decide what kind of wig, if any, to get. I have visions of emulating Moira on Schitt's Creek but wigs are fucking expensive. So if you want to start buying and mailing me wigs, I'm happy to hand out my mailing address to all and sundry via email.

The whole thing sucks. What an unrealistic plot twist. It is difficult, and getting more difficult, but so far I'm surviving it.

xoxo


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 4:27 PM
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I'm also milking this whole cancer thing for as much as it's worth: if you would like to buy me a present, I have a wish list here.

Sending a couple things your way. If you recover would this be a second instance of the ogged (last item at the link)?


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 4:41 PM
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Fuck cancer in general, and fuck E's cancer in particular.


Posted by: My Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 5:46 PM
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All best wishes, E. Messily.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 6:10 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear this. Stupid fragile bodies.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 6:34 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear this, Messily. Here's hoping that you fall right smack into that 20%.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 7:20 PM
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F** k cancer. And love and all best wishes to you, E. Messily.


Posted by: Just Plain Jane | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 7:23 PM
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I'm so sorry, E. Best wishes to you and fuck cancer.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 7:27 PM
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What a rotten turn of events. I am and will continue to be thinking of you.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 7:32 PM
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Very sorry to hear that---wishing you the best.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 7:42 PM
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So sorry, and all our warmest.


Posted by: lourdes kayak | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 8:33 PM
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Wow. All good mojo your way.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 9:57 PM
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sending warmth and strength your way, e messily. fuck cancer.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 07-16-19 9:58 PM
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Oh, I am so sorry, E. Messily. Fuck cancer indeed.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 3:26 AM
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Thanks for that link, as well, J. Robot.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 3:28 AM
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30: also sent some stuff your way. Picked it using the "what would I want most" heuristic so it's weighted towards fun stuff. One of the game expansions will be coming slightly later than the rest.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 4:08 AM
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Aw. You guys are so swell. Thank you! For all the nice comments and especially for the presents which is above and beyond.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 4:58 AM
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Damn, Messily, I'm sorry.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 7:47 AM
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I'd go with permanent markers myself because otherwise no matter what was drawn I would smear it out touching my scalp so much I'd look like a toddler's Easter egg.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 7:52 AM
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I'm so sorry. I'm never quite sure how to say sentimental things, but this place means a lot to me, and it's made of people, so I just wanted to send my love to all of you and to Messily in particular.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 9:27 AM
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I've been talking to people this whole time?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 9:36 AM
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Really sorry you're having to deal with this, Messily. Hoping for the best.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 9:48 AM
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Sincere thanks for this update, despite it being unwelcome news. Fuck cancer. Wishing the very best for you.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 10:55 AM
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Only just seen this. What a damn thing! Best wishes going out to you and keeping everything crossed.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 11:02 AM
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Wow, sorry, E. Good luck, for whatever it's worth.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 11:03 AM
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My best wishes as well, E. What rotten luck, but maybe it'll balance out.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 11:13 AM
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How awful--my sympathies, E.


Posted by: x. trapnel | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 12:58 PM
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I'm so sorry, E.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 1:37 PM
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I'm so sorry, E. Wishing you the best.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 4:51 PM
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Fuck. I'm so sorry, E.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 5:52 PM
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I'm so sorry, Cecily


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 6:01 PM
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I'm so sorry, Cecily


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 6:01 PM
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This is so horrible. We've never interacted much, but I've always thought you were one of the nicest and most impressive people here. I feel for you and I really hope everything turns out well.


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 6:21 PM
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So sorry to hear. Best wishes and luck.

The entire squirrelocracy out here is pulling for you.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-17-19 8:15 PM
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Like the squireocracy, but better-dressed.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 07-18-19 2:32 AM
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Messily, I hope your oncology team is 5000 times better than all your other doctors, and that luck goes the rest of the way towards best possible outcome. "What an unrealistic plot twist" cracked me up. Obviously you should use your abundant spare time to comment more here. Hugs.


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 07-18-19 8:46 AM
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Oh, my goodness, E. Messily. I'm so sorry to hear this, and I'm thinking of you.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 07-18-19 12:50 PM
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Oh, my goodness, E. Messily. I'm so sorry to hear this, and I'm thinking of you.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 07-18-19 12:50 PM
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This is sad news! Best wishes for good luck.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 07-18-19 3:42 PM
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Oh dear. That's terrible news. I hope you beat this thing. Best wishes...


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 07-18-19 7:33 PM
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Presents from Ari and Ogged arrived today- thank you so much! You're the best. I'll send someone some be-wigged pictures at some point soon.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 07-19-19 9:37 PM
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E. Messily, I've sent some stuff your way for you and for Big. You're in my thoughts yet.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 07-19-19 9:51 PM
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Well, I just saw this and it's pretty fucking lousy, alright. You have my widow's mite of solidarity and support.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 07-20-19 6:13 AM
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Oh no -- I am so very sorry. Fuck cancer, eh.


Posted by: edna k. | Link to this comment | 07-20-19 3:01 PM
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Aw, Messily, I'm sorry. Allow me to be the first to say fuck cancer.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-21-19 4:33 AM
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More thanks yous: Nick S, Dalriata, Mme. Merle, and two mysterious strangers whose candy did not come with a note. Thank you so much!


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 07-22-19 11:32 AM
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