Our friend…

David M. a long time reader and contributor to this blog is facing a cancer battle.

Many of you will know him from his comments here.

Please keep David in your thoughts and prayers.

  • Blacksmith

    May the lord protect you and keep you in the palm of his hand David.

    • David is great guy, he will win this fight.

      • Blacksmith

        No doubt with the lord on his side, We dealt with this in our family a couple times so far.

  • Xavier

    This internet thing is very odd – people we don’t know are friends, and we care about others we will never meet. Maybe someone can make sense of this – I cannot explain it, but there it is.

    David, several friends have gone through similar treatment recently and emerged just fine; you have my continued best wishes and support.

    • Exile1981

      It’s because on bcf we meet people of similar ideas and beliefs who we connect with.

      Walk down to your local community meeting and you’ll be lucky if it isn’t over run with lefties who are more likely to piss you off than make you want to spend time with them.

  • G

    Good luck sir. My families’ prayers are with you. Xavier said it right. Many have come out of this fight the winner and you will too. Chin up!

  • ontario john

    As everyone knows on this site, I waged a battle with cancer and won. Cancer can be beaten. Hoping for a Christmas miracle for David and praying for him.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I am unaware of who David is and what handle he goes by here. But should he be reading this, I hope he gets my message.

    I have been through three cancer diagnoses over the past 25 years. They ARE getting better at beating it. I think the worst enemy of the cancer patient is self-pity. Virtually all the self-pitying people I met waiting for chemotherapy treatments or radiation treatments later died of cancer, despite the care, love and support of friends and family.

    Be a warrior, David. Be strong, regardless of how physically weak you might feel. Most importantly, do not lapse into self-pity.

    May God bless you, your family and your doctors.

    • Alain

      Well said and so true.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Thank you, Alain. I am not accustomed to civility from Canadians. Again, thank you.

  • Surele Surele

    It is hard for me to formulate my thoughts. This is perhaps because I do not know you personally, or just because this is one of the most difficult battles for anyone to go through. As Justn St. Denis said it before me so eloquently: “Be a warrior, David. Be strong, regardless of how physically weak you might feel. Most importantly, do not lapse into self-pity.”

  • Dana Garcia

    David —
    Best wishes from another cancer survivor. Medical science is doing amazing things these days.

  • Maggat

    I beat it once and it came back, thankfully under control, and I lost my first wife to that dreadful curse.

    All one can do is solder on and work for the best.
    All the best for you David, and I do hope you can beat it.

  • mobuyus

    David is one of the only people that I consciously try to sit a little bit straighter while I am reading or replying to his posts. I wish him and his well and remain hopeful for a speedy recovery.

  • Mal

    Wishing you every possible success in your battle, David.

  • Clink9

    Godspeed David.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Done, done, and done!
    David, I beat cancer years ago, and so will you.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    David, may you emerge victorious and stronger than ever.

  • Shebel

    From my heart , David — My best .

  • David Murrell

    Thanks gang for your supportive words. I just got the bad news this past Friday,and its a rare cancer — a soft tissue sarcoma cancer. I have about 6 weeks of radiation therapy, then surgery at the Mt. Sinai sarcoma unit. I will be under the care of the chief surgeon there,, the leading researcher in the area (maybe a bad sign). I hope Mt. Sinai has strong ties to the Toronto Jewish community. That should help me.

    • Let us know when you check in to Mt. Sinai David.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Mt. Sinai is where I was cleared of a rare cancer in the later 1990s. It is a great hospital and very tied to the Jewish community. It is to be avoided if you suffer from chronic respiratory illness. Mount Sinai’s “asthma” clinic is run by an insane medical person who invents disease names which are unlisted in any medical text. I kid you not. Even brushes with court don’t remove assholes in Canada. But on the cancer front, Mt. Sinai is a great institution.

    • Exile1981

      You’ll be in my prayers.

  • Get better, David.

  • dukestreet

    I have many friends who have beaten cancer, including many in my own family. I have a friend who was given a death sentence due to a second bout of cancer,this time in her brain & lungs. She is better than I’ve ever seen her, 3 years after she was supposed to have died already. The doctors at Princess Margaret don’t understand why she’s still alive, but, she’s doing fantastically well. No cancer left.

    Never give up. You will find your way through. Think positive as much as possible. You have many who hold you and your supporters in their prayers. Myse4lf included.

  • disqusW6sf

    I always look forward to reading David’s posts.
    I wish you well.