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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:15 PM
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holy cow! check out christopher hitchens at huffpo.
he says he's dying of esophageal cancer and he is not looking good.

Hitch

ellen fl
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:17 PM
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1. Do you know anybody who looked good undergoing radiation and chemo therapy?
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:37 PM
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15. no, i was just shocked to see him ill. i have seen him
on the tube fairly recently and had no idea he was sick. like others have said here, i did not always agree with him but i appreciated his passion. this is really just too sad.

it seems to me that a lot of people lately have died from either pancreatic cancer or brain cancer. i think we are killing ourselves with chemicals.

ellen fl
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:49 PM
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16. He was on Anderson Cooper last week
He does look ill.
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burnsei sensei Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:18 PM
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2. ...
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 01:19 PM by burnsei sensei
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burnsei sensei Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:18 PM
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3. I'd trust his word if I were you.
His condition is a verified fact.
Also, the link isn't working.


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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:39 PM
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4. Try again, worked for me
Radiation and chemo are not beauty treatments. He really doesn't look bad, all things considered, and this might buy him some good writing and lecturing time. That's the hope, at any rate, and there is a chance for it.

In the meantime, he's nearly flattened by the side effects. It's very courageous of him to speak like this.

"Death, taxes and childbirth, there's no convenient time for any of 'em!"--Scarlett O'Hara
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burnsei sensei Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:11 PM
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9. I think it's great he can find the reserves of strength
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 02:11 PM by burnsei sensei
necessary to give interviews.
It's tough.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:41 PM
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5. One rarely recovers from EC. It's a nasty tumor that's....
... usually metastasized by the time it's detected.

Perhaps Mr.H can defy the odds. I hope so.
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Ezzard Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:47 PM
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6. That's what happened to my Dad
Within 5 months of being diagnosed with esophageal cancer, they found it had metastasized to his brain.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:54 PM
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7. Mmmm. I see in the interview that Christopher has it in the...
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 01:55 PM by Smarmie Doofus
... nodes already. Not a good sign at all.

But he's a real tough customner; if anyone can defy the stats it would be him, I'm thinking.

Sorry about your dad.
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:06 PM
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8. Very sorry about your dad, Ezzard
:hug:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:28 PM
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14. Same thing with my BF's uncle. Took a little longer but
did go the brain. I have read that only 5% survive for more than five years after diagnosis.

Hitchens can drive you crazy at time, but this makes me very sad. I hope he will beat the statistics.
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:13 PM
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10. I've always had a love/hate thing with that man.
Even though he had some pretty off the way opinions on some things that made my teeth zing I liked his abrasive snooty style.

He's not always that smart, but usually intelligent.

I am sorry to see him, or anyone, suffer from this terrible thing.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:18 PM
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11. Oh, he's always been a great read
but there have been many times I could have throttled him with a smile on my face. I also felt a certain amount of self righteous glee when Galloway called him "a gin soaked popinjay" during their debates over the Iraq War, with Hitch on the wrong side.

However, his is still a voice I don't want silenced. Any time he can gain from going through hell now will be a gift to us all.
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:21 PM
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12. he gets teased a lot about alcoholism, but seeing as it is a disease
I find it a bit below the belt to make fun of someone who is suffering from a disease.

It wouldn't be proper to make fun of his new one.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:24 PM
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13. Oy. one suspects that the booze and cigars finally caught up with him. Sorry, Hitch.
I haven't always agreed with the man, but I certainly wish him the best for whatever time he has left.
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