Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Homeless man gets new lease

October 4, 2011

PHILIP
“So what changes for you now that they’ve decided you don’t have lung cancer?”

TONY
“Not much. It’s just a new lease on life, if you know what I mean.”

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Looking good

October 3, 2011

TONY
“Did you hear my good news?”

PHILIP
“Not that I remember.”

TONY
“Well I don’t have the cancer in the lung they thought might have it. I was just at St. Joe’s with my doctors and that’s what they told me.”

PHILIP
“What about the other lung?”

TONY
“They don’t know yet but it’s looking good if you ask me.”

Killer brand preference

December 10, 2010

TONY
“Look what some guy handed me just before I got on the bus last night: a full pack of Peter Jackson’s. “Pretty good, eh?”

PHILIP
“Are they the best?”

TONY
“Well if I had to choose, that would be Export A’s. But lots of folks can’t handle those ones. Those are the real killers if you ask me.”

Tony is in the hospital

November 18, 2010

Hello all,
Tony just called me from the hospital. He’s been admitted to St. Joe’s for bleeding in his lungs. I will see him later today and let everyone know what I find out. In the meantime, I can say that his voice did not sound as weak as the last time he called me from the hospital.

Philip

The magic of inevitable consequences

July 28, 2010

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TONY
“Phil, what’s this law they’re calling, I think it’s the ‘Law of Attraction’. Have you ever heard about that?”

PHILIP
“That’s totally weird that you would ask me that. Why are you asking me that?”

TONY
“Somebody was talking to me about it just the other day. They said that it about if you really believe you’ll get what you need, then you’ll get it.”

PHILIP
“Sounds right to me.”

TONY
“Well were talking about me getting better from this cancer and and all the other stuff. So he told me about it.”

PHILIP
“Did you know I just added that very same law of attraction to my Facebook profile? Yesterday, Like, just yesterday, believe it or not. That’s too weird a coincidence if you ask me.  Anyway, I was on Facebook yesterday and I posted that I was an atheist but that I also believed in the law of attraction.”

TONY
“Sounds reasonable to me.”

Tony’s lung cancer

July 22, 2010

Hello all,
Tony was at St. Joe’s on Saturday because of increasing dizziness and pain. His lung cancer is causing the problems. That evening, Tony was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital for some specialized x-rays. I saw him the next day, Monday. I haven’t seen him in three days.

I apologize for taking so long to update everyone on the comment last Sunday.

More when I know anything.

Philip

Begging the question

May 25, 2010

PHILIP
“Tony, is there anything good about being homeless?”

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

PHILIP
“Sorry.”

TONY
“Don’t worry; it was a good question, if you know what I mean.”

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

The big C

October 5, 2009

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Hi Everyone,

I just visited Tony at St. Joe’s. He’s got cancer, probably in the lungs, though it’s not certain if it’s in one lung or two — or even which lung. While I was there, the doctors took him for an x-ray, but I don’t know the results, — if any. In addition, he’s got heart problems, and an ugly hernia protruding from his upper abdomen. The three photos above is what he looked like at about 230pm today.

He seemed depressed and feared that they might release him.

Tony wants to thank Gwen and Cathy for coming to visit; the bananas were yummy.

More when I know.

Philip

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