Tonsil Boy

Hi Everyone, So many people, so many things happening in mine and my family's lives. This is to help keep everyone updated on my journey through tonsil cancer. Please excuse poor grammer and spelling. (Weasle has already corrected my grammer twice).Please pass along this site to our friends. Click on "COMMENTS" to read them or to leave a comment.

Friday, November 25, 2005

5 Weeks down only 2 left


Above are the members of "Randy's Escort Service". These happy peeps have been driving me to radiation and various doctor appointments. Between them there are 2 knee,1 hip and 2 shoulders replacements. December 14 will be Ken's first knee replacement and in the near future there will be a mystery hip replacement. With these credentials you know these people know their way to the hosptal. A special thanks to Bob Kessler for the precurement of the sweatshirts. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Thanks for you Love, Prayers and Support!!

16 Comments:

At 10:23 PM, Blogger bonnie carman said...

Hi Randy,
I'm at Bon and Tim's for Thanksgiving. Bon showed me your Blog spot. It is a terrific idea. I enjoyed it very much. You look good.
Glad you only have two weeks left. Jay and Sue are in Vegas. He won $400
I'm sure he doesn't have any left!!
All is good here keep up the good work
Aaron will have to learn how to get your Blog Spot.
Love and kisses
Aunt Berne and Uncle Aaron

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger joe c said...

Randy Randy your so Fine
You used to have a big behind
Your troubles now are on the run
the healing process has begun
Its time for you to get right back
To the form where you can chug some Jack
We think of you daily,you're in our prayers
In the spring we'll get together and drink some beers
Thats it for now,more coming soon
Remember the dog, that started with coon

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger bonnie carman said...

Hey Ran
I'm not a poet so I won't even try but I'm thrilled there is only two weeks left, that I can't deny! Keep up the good work and high spirits. Love, Bonnie (your cousin that is)

 
At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Barb Hart said...

Hey Randy,

You look maaaavelous!!

Only two weeks...time flies whether you are having fun or not. You should be feeling pretty good by Christmas.

Did Weasel pour some of that crab soup in your tube or did she keep it all for herself?

Barb

 
At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

randy ~ you certainly have an attractive group of escorts! glad your t-giving was nausea free. you are in our prayers and we hope your last weeks fly by.
love from mrs. formerly-melanoma-man-but-now-just-"time to empty the drain" (sounds dirty doesn't it?)

 
At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Bill Collins said...

Randy,
This is Bill Collins, Weasle's cousin from Buffalo whom you met briefly on Saturday at Pat and Ron's house. Thank you for bringing your kids over and for making an appearance when it was so obvious you were in distress. Weasle told me all about your ordeal and I want to tell you how much I admire your courage in facing this awful struggle. You now have another wing of the family thinking and praying for you and fervently hoping that a year from now this will all be a distant memory.

I don't know you well enough to bust your chops yet or write a funny limerick (although I do have a sister in Nantucket...) but hopefully we'll remedy that in the not-so-distant future and then I will get in line to do so.

Best wishes and God bless.

Best regards,
Bill Collins

 
At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonsil Boy,
Nice to see a recent pic.....you look mabelous considering all you've been through. Great sweatshirts too. You're almost home free my friend...remember we'll all still thinkin' about you everyday and praying.
Loveya,
Nodeless Wonder

 
At 3:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that TB himself can be quite the poet.
Here's a fond memory from the PG daze:


ring.... ring.... ring....

"PG Hall - Best of em all - You call - we ball......
Oh, Hi Mrs Coughlin. Yes, He's here. I'll get him."
- TB himself
circa 1975

MF (witness)

 
At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photo!! (particularly partial to lady in the LIGHT pink turtleneck).

Your miracle is in progress. Keep up the good fight ... take care.

Love, Lois Altoft

 
At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Robin said...

Hey Randy,
Love the photo! What a great looking crew...you look exceptional! You were missed by all on Thanksgiving at Susan's & Ken's. Maybe we'll see you for the x-mas tree cutting.
Hang in there!! Keep those spirits up! Peace and prayers to you.

We love ya,
Robin, Tim, Fishboy & Dannyboy

 
At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy,
Speaking of great PG Hall memories, do you throw trashcan lids down the halls of the hospital when you go for your treatments each day??? Just wondering....

Chris

 
At 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The group went to U of M for kicks
Began as a crew of 4 maybe 6
Met at the south hill dining hall
Bolted to the vous for last call
Ran back to PG for a “Jack” fix

- Author Unknown

 
At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy, Thinking about you and hoping you've turned the corner. You're almost there; hang in there.

A year from now this will all be in the past; a distant memory and you'll be back to a great life and 26 pounds lighter !!!

Happy Chanukah. Steve

 
At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Paul (Nodeless Wonder) said...

Randy,
Hope you're doing well this week, prepping for your final exam next week..if only it were THAT easy. I've got another song I didn't want to post to the blogspot in case it offended anyone, so I thought I'd send it to you directly...sung to the tune O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree), hope it brings a smile to your handsome face.


Refrain:
O Tonsil Boy, O Tonsil Boy
Cancer-free you'll soon be
O Tonsil Boy, O Tonsil Boy
Cancer-free you'll soon be

You've done 5 weeks, 2 more to go
We're all with you, you've got to know
O Tonsil Boy, O Tonsil Boy
Cancer-free you'll soon be

2005 was not your friend
We'll all be glad to see it end
O Tonsil Boy, O Tonsil Boy
Cancer-free you'll soon be

That spouse you've got's beyond compare
Her little snort, her skin so fair
O Tonsil Boy, O Tonsil Boy
Cancer-free you'll soon be

(Alternate verse)
That spouse you've got, we have a plea
Get her to stop, singing Me & Bobby Mcgee
O Tonsil Boy, O Tonsil Boy
Cancer-free you'll soon be

Early next year, we pray and think
Real food you'll eat, Capt. Mo you'll drink
O Tonsil Boy, O Tonsil Boy
Cancer-free you'll soon be

We'll gather round, we'll clap and cheer
To see you laugh and down a beer
O Tonsil Boy, O Tonsil Boy
Cancer-free you'll soon be


Hang in there,
we luv ya,
Paul (Nodeless Wonder)

 
At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roses are red,
Just like fire trucks.
We're from PG,
and Kent Hall.....uh, stinks!

Take that Kent Hall...watch it or we'll send in MFL to launch another water balloon through your window.

Chris

p.s. Paul, hope you're doing well...we're thinking about you.

 
At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I see a glimmer of light in the back of your throat. Coming down the home stretch, just a spit to the finish. Looking forward to hearing from you..well, at least in the written word.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Alan

 

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