Tony has cancer

March 26, 2010

Hi All,
Tony has been coughing up blood for more than a month, though we haven’t spoken of it here. After coughing incessantly for several hours yesterday, he went to Toronto Western Hospital and they confirmed it. He was told that he had 18 months to live without surgery, which is somewhat iffy at this stage of the cancer. So he hasn’t made a decision.

After telling me the news, he lit up a cigarette and said: “Let me put it this way — a cigarette can’t hurt me now.”

More when I know more.

Philip

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9 Responses to “Tony has cancer”

  1. Scott Says:

    Tony, I’m sorry to hear that you have a serious sickness, and hope that you have somewhere to go where you will comfortable and looked after. Thank you for sharing your life with us over the past couple of years. Please continue to update us on your whereabouts. God Bless.

  2. Paul Says:

    Please let Tony know that our thoughts and prayers are with him. It’s a rough road for him ahead. He’s lucky to have a friend like you.

  3. - michael - Says:

    Philip,

    I’m sorry to hear about Tony’s diagnosis. Thank you for making us aware of his condition.

    I’ve been following this blog now for about a year or so.

    Please keep us updated.

    – m –

  4. Sharon Clemens Says:

    Hey,big brother,I LOVE YOU.sorry to hear the bad news.Please let me know all the update ok
    I need tammy’s full name so I can find her on the internet.I think the kids should know too.

  5. Sharon Clemens Says:

    Thank you for being a great friend to Tony and his family too

  6. Jamie Graham Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this devastating news. Thoughts and prayers go out from my family to Tony.

  7. Deena Larsen Says:

    Thank you and Tony for this wonderful blog…and tell Tony we are sending him good thoughts from around the globe.


  8. […] TONY “That’s like asking if there’s anything good about having cancer.” […]


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