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#1 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:22 AM

This is not a joke or a prank. I wouldn't say anything, but I'm sure I'll miss somone in private.

I went in for a routine cough, and found a large mass, mostly over the right side of the lung. It appears to be cancer. We had a biopsy today, and will find out later on Friday. The mass is very large, and from one doctor's chilling pre-biopsy assessment "you'll still have time to do what you need".

I will update you later on what happens, but I'm indefinitely stepping down as staffer (I think I have more important things to deal with, huh) and taking a break from GW till this gets figured out.

I just wanted you all to know, if this turns out bad (about a 50% chance it could from what I gathered), you dorks and nerds and faggots are among the best people I've ever met, and if you ever fucking doubt that I want you to remember that I said that, because no one else will be as honest.

if you are of a praying sort, pray in your church or whatever that this is benign or something else.

I love you all. Either way this is going to be a long evil cruel haul, but I'm glad I started it with you.
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#2 pburn

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:25 AM

Jesus Christ man, I'm sorry I'm a bit faggot right now since there's been a lot of fake tragic shit in GW.

Seriously man, I hope everything works out for you man. You've been a great person on this community and have shaped my Internet life as a whole one way or another. Walk Hard.

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#3 Aten

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:26 AM

Oh FUCK. Man, thats fucking terrible dude D: Good luck man, hope it turns out to be something else.
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#4 Eltee

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:30 AM

This is... I don't know. Kind of hard to find words...

I guess this is simply terrible. We should hold a PRAY FOR STEEL GWRadio show on Friday... for solidarity, if anything.


Geez..

#5 TFT

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:32 AM

Wow. Sorry to hear this man. I don't know what to say.

#6 Strangeluv

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:34 AM

Wow, man. That's a tough break. Hopefully, it'll turn out to be benign.

#7 ase

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:34 AM

oh my God

I hope this turns out to be benign. You're a strong dude.

#8 local_dunce

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:39 AM

Man we're all rooting for you, I hope this gets better.

now is the winter of our discontent


#9 tuxedo marx

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:41 AM

Christ. I don't know what to say. I've always known you as a great guy, Steel, and I really hope you pull through this. Good luck, man.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:42 AM

Wow man, all I can say is the same, I hope it's benign. Good luck.

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#11 Jeff

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:58 AM

Don't let it beat you man. My dad is a two time cancer survivor and he says that attitude and outlook is a powerful factor. Don't ever give up hope.

#12 headphonics

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:02 AM

I don't know, I can't really think of anything to say.  I can just barely believe it.  I want to say YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT, but I honestly have no idea if you will or not.  All I can say is that I REALLY REALLY HOPE it'll be alright.  Stay positive.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:06 AM

I don't know what to type, sorry, but I really really hope you'll be okay dude. Keep us updated if you can, we'll all be here every step of the way.

#14 goldenratio

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:06 AM

Steel please be like jeff's dad.

I hope everything works out well. You are a solid dude.

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#15 Evil Bob

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:07 AM

:(

#16 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:09 AM

okay, using cold logic here and what I know

-There is a large mass over my sternum lung area that is not pnuemonia
-It has caused coughing fits, inability to breath, phlegmy discharge, and that's more or less it.
-Lately becase of constant coughing, INSANELY HORRIBLY PAINFUL SPAMS wracking hte chests randomy.

the good news

It's just one lump, rare for cancers that are malinant
caught it somoen what early, maybe (if malignant)

doesn't lack appetite and no fevers or weight loss
(I'm his sister btw. He's having some coughing fit now so I had to finish posting for him).
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#17 Pilsen

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:10 AM

don't die

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.


#18 ase

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:13 AM

yeah. the fact that it seems to be isolated in one area is already very good news. even if it did turn out to be malignant (I HOPE NOT), it's sooooo much easier to treat/contain a cancer when it hasn't invaded into other body parts/regions

#19 Aten

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:14 AM

Now, I don't know anything about anything, but I'm just throwing this out...

Is it possible to...uh... "remove" one lung? If so, and it IS cancer, maybe the whole thing can be removed before it spreads? Sorry, I dunno how much sense that makes :(
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#20 Pasty

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:16 AM

uh wow.

i really want to tell you that everything will be okay, but what the fuck do I know about your situation?  all I can really say is that i hope you'll be okay, and that you have my LJ if you ever want to talk about stuff.  you're a COOLDUDE and believe it or not, i've actually learned a lot from you even though you might not realize it.  best of luck!




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