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Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:19 PM

Rob Ford is in palliative care, his office confirms

Source: Toronto Star

Rob Ford’s family is trying to make him as comfortable as possible as he continues to battle cancer in palliative care at Mount Sinai Hospital, his office has confirmed.

“Family members have been with him around the clock,” Ford’s brother and former city councillor Doug told the Star. “I have been at the hospital for the last five days and nights by his side.

“Rob is a fighter and continues to fight. We are so grateful for all the support for him from all over the world it is incredible!! We want to thank the Doc’s and Staff at the hospital they all have been amazing.”

Ford, who dropped his mayoral reelection campaign in 2014 due to illness and was diagnosed with pleomorphic liposarcoma, was readmitted to hospital last fall after doctors found tumours on his bladder.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/03/21/rob-ford-is-in-palliative-care-his-office-confirms.html



Hope he recovers.

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Reply Rob Ford is in palliative care, his office confirms (Original post)
47of74 Mar 2016 OP
Botany Mar 2016 #1
RufusTFirefly Mar 2016 #2
EllieBC Mar 2016 #10
redruddyred Mar 2016 #18
Botany Mar 2016 #19
redruddyred Mar 2016 #20
Botany Mar 2016 #21
redruddyred Mar 2016 #25
Chan790 Mar 2016 #23
redruddyred Mar 2016 #24
Skittles Mar 2016 #3
rpannier Mar 2016 #4
47of74 Mar 2016 #5
rurallib Mar 2016 #6
alcina Mar 2016 #7
JI7 Mar 2016 #8
Thespian2 Mar 2016 #9
ToxMarz Mar 2016 #11
AngryAmish Mar 2016 #15
MADem Mar 2016 #12
840high Mar 2016 #13
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2016 #14
MowCowWhoHow III Mar 2016 #16
840high Mar 2016 #17
The Second Stone Mar 2016 #22
47of74 Mar 2016 #27
Calista241 Mar 2016 #26

Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:22 PM

1. Forget politics and all the other "stuff"

I wish him and his family peace as they face what we all must face one day.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:28 PM

2. I agree. Politically, he is a reprehensible man.

But he is still a human being.
I wish him and his family well.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:22 PM

10. Agree 100%

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 01:58 PM

18. it's incomprehensible to me that humans can have IPHONES with elaborate tracking systems

 

but cancer remains a mystery.
my tinfoil hat friends would say "follow the money", it's too terrible to contemplate.

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Response to redruddyred (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 04:07 PM

19. Cancer is hard to beat because cancer cells can change their protein coats in order to ....

.... hide from our immune system responses.

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Response to Botany (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 05:51 PM

20. it's an engineering problem like any other

 

if there's the will and the manpower and funding to solve it we can

we just haven't made that effort yet

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Response to redruddyred (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:57 PM

21. Not true

With some types of cancer we have had some real breakthroughs but
with other types we have had little progress despite years of work and
billions of dollars.

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Response to Botany (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:51 PM

25. cancer industry is hella corrupt tho

 

apparently komen and others rank among the most corrupt charities. i'll dig up a link if you're bothered.
i work as a medical advocate and you would not BELIEVE the stupid shit they waste money on, nor the frankly inept gov't officials running any number of programs.
the intelligence is there but the funding is all wrapped up in politics and greed.
and scientists and medical doctors especially are incredibly stupid and biased in very specific ways.
it's a complicated topic but we cannot simply throw up our hands in the air and say "it can't be done".

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Response to redruddyred (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:05 PM

23. Not always.

 

Even with the many years that Reagan ignored the epidemic, there are few problems we've thrown as much human ingenuity and money at as we've spent trying to cure HIV/AIDS in the past 30 years. If it was merely a matter of effort, will, manpower and funding...we've have solved that curse twice-over by now.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:46 PM

24. so what dyou recommend

 

don't bother?

my guess there are a lot of really bright ppl not working on the problem because can't get education. fix this and we see ingenuity go thru the roof.

my feeling on AIDS is that we've seen an incredible amt of progress in a v short amt of time. i am learning however that a lot of the problem is a social one and that's not prudery but rather a comment on the sociopoliticaleconomic status of women and girls. maybe deduct some points from the catholic leadership as well.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:29 PM

3. wishing him and his family well

I am so sick of cancer

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:31 PM

4. Wow! I did not know this

I feel badly for Mr Ford and his family
That's got to be really difficult
Hoping for a recovery or, as bad as this may sound to some, a painless journey to the other side

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Response to rpannier (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:36 PM

5. Yeah

Yeah I've been there where if a family member is that sick if recovery isn't to be that they have an easy and painless journey.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:39 PM

6. My wish for peace for his family

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:56 PM

7. That's sad news

I really disliked his politics and the damage he did to our city, but he's clearly had to deal with some serious baggage in his life. When I first heard of about his cancer, I felt quite sad for him. The prognosis back then was pretty bad. He's put up a good fight, and I hope he can somehow beat this. But if not, then I wish him a peaceful and painless end. Poor guy.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:09 PM

8. he was in bad shape even before cancer

All of it plus other issues has got to make it even tougher for him.

It would still be nice for him to beat this and change his life for the better.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:14 PM

9. Rob Ford has reached a time in life

many of us will experience...I wish his family all the best in coping with this illness...


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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:46 PM

11. godspeed or good riddance, take your pick

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:04 AM

15. Godspeed or good riddance

 

Got it.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:36 PM

12. Rare and fast growing...that doesn't sound good...

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 12:13 AM

13. Sending him best wishes.

 

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 02:22 AM

14. That really is too bad, had hoped he was getting well...

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:07 AM

16. Rob Ford is dead

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Response to MowCowWhoHow III (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 01:51 PM

17. RIP - condolences to the family.

 

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:01 PM

22. No one has done as much as Rob Ford to destroy stereotypes of Canadians

 

as a monolithic bunch of polite, reasonable, honest and hardworking people. While the horrified populace of Toronto watched helplessly as his buffoonery made a mockery of the very image of Canadian decency, Rob Ford entertained the rest of the world with his self-destructive shenanigans. The only thing more shocking than Rob Ford's actual behavior was the level of stunned disappointment the denizens of Toronto displayed at their legal inability to do anything about Ford's acting out, as this sort of thing was never even conceived of in Canada before this time.

Americans were actually jealous of Canadians because Ford's behavior, the most outrageous ever seen in The Great White North, was by comparison to the daily idiocy of American politicians, mostly republicans, was actually considered quite mild.

America sends it condolences to the Ford family, and a general, "you ain't seen nuttin' yet" to our frosty cousins.

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Response to The Second Stone (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:17 AM

27. I have some good Canadian friends

They were quite embarrassed over Rob Ford, even as far away as central Alberta.

Main reason I hope he had a easy, painless passing and express sympathy for the family is that it scores points with the big guy upstairs.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:12 AM

26. He was a character.

An interesting one at that, despite his politics.

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