Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Who knows?

A couple of weeks ago I ran into someone I used to work with and he told me that he had heard that a mutual acquaintance had the big C…..cancer. Today I found out that a few body parts had been removed, a kidney, pancreas, a little of his liver. This does not sound good to me, even though the doctors said they THINK they got it all so he will not have to go through Chemo. I guess that should be good news, it’s just that I don’t really trust doctors all that much. Maybe its because they don’t have much to lose if they are wrong.

I’m sure that just about everyone knows someone that has had some type of cancer. I know a few and most have managed to get through it, sometimes with some pretty aggressive treatment. NK lost a very close friend to breast cancer and she knew that she had lost the battle before the phone call came.

Chuck (the latest victim) is really a wise ass and he smoked constantly so I thought his would be the lung kind. He is about 5 years younger than I am and we frequently talked about our retirement plans. He would try to sneak up on me at work and rub the top of my head with his knuckles (just for luck he said) and he would bitch when I didn’t have any double bubble out. His retirement dream is to buy some land and build his own home. I hope he makes it, hang in there buddy.

If there is a point to this I guess it would be to live life day to day and to it’s fullest each day, fill you whole house with bubbles, swim in grandpa's pool every day....even if you don't like the old fart. You just don't know what is around the corner.


mielikki said...

realized this myself when my Dad got it. Good post

CamiKaos said...

Hey, does that mean when you get here your getting a pool???

Love you daddy.

Bubblewench said...


You're getting a pool? Cool!

DaddyKaos said...

No Pool, read Sybil Law from yesterday!

CamiKaos said...

I did read it, but I think I shold get a pool!!!

of course we like you, so I guess we'll come see you anyway.

sybil law said...

Wonderful post!
I linked to your blog all wrong,a dn so I kept only seeing the No Fences post. Doh!
Now I have to go back and read all the other posts I've missed! Which should be pretty cool, since I enjoy what you have to say!

Bubblewench said...

I think you should get a pool for your little K to come swim in with her Papa K.