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Hey everybody,

As you may or may not have noticed I have been gone for a while, all this is due to me being diagnosed with testicular cancer, I am currently undergoing chemo treatments which, I assure you, are no picknick, on the other hand, if you all really are sooo anxious to loose some weight I can highly recommend it, if you want to loose weight but keep you hair....its a no go, so basically I look like an underweight, sick, Kojak

I have been trying to knit, but usually I am just too tired to do anything at all.

Anyway, here you go, this is the reason why I was not here boring you all with my blogs and blurbs.



kylewilliam's picture

yikes - keeping good thoughts for you - try to keep us all updated on how you're doing! we're pullin' for ya!



steve kadel's picture

so sorry and i did notice your absence. speedy recovery to you. come on out to l.a. for some sunny rest and recovery any time

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Well keep us updated, as Kyle saiy we will keep you in our thoughts, some of us don't have your malady, but we can have empathy and give you some support. Cancer is no picnic, chemo is no picnic, just know you have some people that care about you. Is not time to hide, but to be among people that care about you!

YarnGuy716's picture

Sending you lots of good thoughts for feeling better. It's a rough thing to go through, but we are here for you. ::hugs::

crmartin's picture

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that. You have been missed. Sending good wishes for a full and fast recovery.



mrossnyc's picture

Sorry to hear about that, I'll send you good thoughts and see you as being better already. Hang in there and keep us posted.

VTandPTguy's picture

Ouch! We've missed you; thanks for the post. Know that we're all cheering for you (loudly) from the sidelines.

Thor's picture

It's great to see your post... even though it is not fun news, world travels, or another amazing finished object. Hang in there, Brother! Looking forward to seeing more from you. Please, keep us posted.

Kerry's picture

Sorry to hear your news Jason. Unpleasant treatment for an unpleasant disease. Good luck with your chemo.

PhilNmtl's picture

Hi Jason:
Believe it or not I was thinking about you earlier fact thinking of several people who have really been missed lately. I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this now. Count me as one more who will be holding you in my prayers. And if there is some kind of specific support that would be be helpful to you then please, let us know. As I write, I have no idea what that support might be, but you will, if you need it. So rest well, and please let us know how you are when you have the energy to write. -Shalom .Phil

TheKnittingMill's picture

Sending lots of positive energy and well wishes your way!

albert's picture

Be well, rest, think on good things- we are sending good thoughts to you.

RickeScott's picture

Get well soon! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family.

NonStopAndrew's picture

Just think, now you can be like Lance Armstrong, maybe even go win some races! I have helped many friends through chemo, so I have some idea what you are going through. Sending all those good thoughts your way. Just remember to smile each and EVERY day, and everything will be fine.

ronhuber's picture

My good thoughts and prayers are winging their way to you now. Be positive.

scottly's picture

Oh man! Be as positive as you can and you'll be in my prayers.

Kilted Knitter's picture

Sorry to heat that you are going through this. I will keep you in my prayers and sending positive thoughts and energy your way. Keep us posted on your progress and know that you are not alone in this, we are here with you, I would even shave my head to help you through this.

TomH's picture

Tons of positive vibes going your way. Hang in there.

chipsir's picture

I am knew here but I send you good wishes and as I knit there will be a get well chant passing over my lips. You have a lot of people caring for you here even if only in spirit. Please be well, I understand for I too face a challenge. Be well and be brave my friend.

rc_in_sd's picture


Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery. I hate that chemo is the best we've come up with to treat this disease, but please know that we all wish you the best!


eyedoc's picture

I truly wish you the best!!! Even though I have never had to go through it personally, I have had several friends and family members to do so. From the looks of you in your ID pic, you are young and otherwise in good shape physically and will bounce back from this with no problem! Again, as someone already mentioned before me, if there is anything we can do for you, individually or as a group, please let us know! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!


Nashrunner's picture

Wow Jason, you will be in my thoughts and know that positive energies are beamed your way. I process medical claims and have read reports of procedures like yours. I have no firsthand knowledge but I can feel for you. In spite of great advances in modern medicine, there are still only 3 basic treatments for cancer: Slash (surgery), burn (radiation) or poison (chemotherapy). You're now a veteran of two of them. I also know from my work that when detected early, your disease is one of the more treatable but that doesn't mean it's any more pleasant in the process. The only thing that gets my goat is some guys are denied any sort of implant or reconstructive procedure, while women with breast cancer get everything imaginable paid for by their medical insurance. I hope you have insurance and are being well taken care of. Best to you, Kevin

gaynnyc's picture


I'm looking forward to your post that says I'm cancer free! I know it will happen. Be good to yourself, and be positive.

Andy's picture

Heaps of best wishes your way.

Shibaguyz's picture

This breaks my heart to see you going through this. Please know that we are sending out our best energies to you. Please keep us all posted as often as you can. You can get through this, my friend. Be well...

talk to you soon...
The Shibaguyz

talk to you soon...
The Shibaguyz

YugiDean's picture

From someone who's had two family members go through the cancer thing, I can say in confidence that they work wonders these days, and I don't doubt you'll beat this just as many others have. *HUGE HUG*

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright

JDM511's picture


I am also so sorry to hear this news. I hope that you are able to put this behind you very quickly and are feeling much more like yourself. Please keep us informed with how you are doing.


Thinman's picture

Jason - I wish you a speedy recovery too. I've missed your posts and look forward to seeing more once you're stronger and have beaten this thing. Sending good vibes your way! --Bill

bkeith's picture

So sorry to hear. Warm thoughts and good vibes headed your direction. Keep us posted!

AdrianG's picture

Sending positive vibes too...