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someguyfromcanada  ·  193 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 29, 2023

It's been 15 months or so since my last comment. Been creeping around here when I can. :)

At that last time I was chatting about my liver transplant. Then I went quiet, in more ways than one, as I was diagnosed with Stage 4 larynx cancer and put on a palliative regimen right upon diagnosis.

A few surgeries, daily radiation treatment for 3 months, a round of chemo later, lots of luck later...... I'm feeling great.

Just had my tracheotomy tube taken out. As seen on TV and heard buzzing on TV. Lol. It usually means it's all over and that's what I expected.

I was jumped up on fentanyl. Addicted. For about a year. That's all over now.

I've gained back the 55 lbs I lost. I was down to 105 lbs at my worse but I feel I'm as normal as i can get now.

In the last 3 months since I have been feeling well I've been racing cars and going to concerts. Both "activities" I can do sitting down.

someguyfromcanada  ·  208 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lil told me to post this.  ·  x 2

Hi Lil. Hope the best for you.

I just had my tracheotomy tube removed. 14 months of Stage 4 terminal larynx cancer was fairly unexpected after my organ transplant. I've battled 5% and 1% chances of even living and I'm still here somehow. Just gained 47 pounds. Strong as ever. Hope everything goes as well for you. :)

1. 56 Weller Crescent.

2. I think I am but no one reads. Having been terminally ill for 5 years... no one reads that series.

3. Very long story. No one has given me support except one of three.


5. I'm not invincible. I've always done death defying feats but.having a heart attack, organ transplant and cancer within 10 years should humble me.

6.Yes I'm kinda resentful of my oldest friend who said some hurtful things over covid and the so called freedom convoy. I'm sad about that.

7. Am I going to still have cancer?

8. Professionally, changing case law and textbooks

Being quoted by the Supreme Court in a fundamental case.

Personally... getting all my neices and nephews to go to uni and paying for it.

9. Bukurije. My first girlfriend. We cool.

10. To be continued. I'm loving life right now

someguyfromcanada  ·  1392 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Just chillin at Toronto General with my new liver. Feels Good Man.

Update: My pharmacy delivery just arrived. $1400 for 42 days. Plus what I have already = currently about $2000/mth for pills. Covered by Trillium Drug plan.

someguyfromcanada  ·  1400 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate

I am hardly far left and I disagree with many of her legal positions as law is one of my things and I don't fully agree with anyone in that regard.

Running a female POC is a ripe pick. She has campain and large-scale governing experience, 20 years younger than Joe and I find her to be relatively personable, super smart and a persuasive speaker with prosecutorial focus. I sense that she is the kind of person you can simply task with a mission and she will just go get it done. I like that. I'm pretty sure she believes in things like science too. The Harris/Pence debate could be entertaining for all but Mike.

I am a bit upset though as now Leonard Cohen has to share the honour of being the most famous alumni of Montreal's Westmount high school. Her mom was a doc at McGill.

someguyfromcanada  ·  1402 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 394th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I just become aware of Playing for Change. They are a non-profit organization, funded by a Walmart heiress, which travels the world recording local musicians performing the same song in their own style. Some 1,000 musicians in 50 countries have been recorded and the results are mixed together. Tons of creators have participated, such as Bono, Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, etc. Money raised is used to build and fund music and art schools in less developed areas such as Nepal and Rwanda.

Here are the first 2 videos I saw:

1. The Weight- Robbie Robertson (The Band) and friends:

2. Listen to the Music - Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers) and friends: