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15 April 2009 @ 11:45 am
Chemo, schmemo  
I've been visiting my friend keanoidd in the hospital for the past couple of days as he undergoes chemotherapy for his cancer, and I must say that he's been handling it all so extremely well.

The day before his chemotherapy he was in a wig and four-inch heels, and was definitely the favorite patient among the medical staff there. Doctors and nurses would drop by to check up on him and...well...to check out what he was wearing.

Yesterday was a little more subdued, since the chemicals made him weak. When I arrived at around 7:30 in the evening he was fast asleep, and for the most part stayed asleep. Nevertheless, he still made it a point to apologize for not being able to entertain me while I was there. I really didn't mind, I spent the time doing an article I had to finish.

I really can't begin to fathom how hard chemotherapy can be; I don't think most of us can. And while he may try his best to make things seem upbeat and positive, I'm sure that keanoidd has had his moments of feeling like this is all too much to dump on someone so young. But I'm just as sure that he shakes it off, looks himself in the eyes, and says “This is something that can be overcome with humor and style, and I've got both of those in spades.”

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I apparently still have a heart that can be touched.

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Judge refuses to divorce 8-year-old girl, sparks international debate. Just so all of you guys don't get too swept up with the good vibes.
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I am the MOTHA' FUCKIN' walrus: shihan whispercorporate_ninja on April 15th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Oh, I hope your friend gets through chemo! Nice to hear he's having fun somehow, with the dressing up and shocking people and all. XD
tristantrakandtristantrakand on April 15th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, he is having lots and lots of fun. :)
~Dscintillae on April 15th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
The day before his chemotherapy he was in a wig and four-inch heels, and was definitely the favorite patient among the medical staff there.

That entire sentence is epic amounts of win. And that thing about humor and style, oh my gosh. You should write an article about him for the express purpose of using that as the pull quote.
tristantrakandtristantrakand on April 15th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
That entire sentence is epic amounts of win. And that thing about humor and style, oh my gosh. You should write an article about him for the express purpose of using that as the pull quote.

Oh, thank you so much!

.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: :<yukitsu on April 15th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
....... D:

I hope he gets better soon. And A++ for his humor and style!
tristantrakandtristantrakand on April 15th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
I hope he gets better soon.

We're all hoping for that. :)
keanoiddkeanoidd on April 15th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Many kisses to you, love. You have no idea how much your visits mean to me. Muah!
tristantrakandtristantrakand on April 15th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
Many kisses to you, love.

Kisses ka dyan. Hanap mo ko dyowa! XD
77ws on April 15th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
Hmm. I hope he gets better soon.
tristantrakandtristantrakand on April 15th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
I hope he gets better soon.

We all definitely want that to happen sooner rather than later. :)