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Brian, I went through stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma this year and a half. I had 3 rounds of chemo then radiation treatment, then it recurred in my brain. That caused a grand mal seizure which crushed my t9 and t10. I had back and brain surgery, three more rounds of chemo, and then more radiation treatments, and finally stem cell treatment. Which is a different of chemo at much higher doses.

I understand and been through it. If you or your family need someone to talk to just let me know.
 

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A few years ago, I was active in this site. Like way too active, like almost unhealthy. I like to think of myself as sort of an "OG", but its really not that big of deal (it is). I started making n00b posts back when speaking l33t and dropping dank memes was still underground. I remember back when ricanlink (??) started stealing entire STi motors from the cars in the dealership. I was bright eyed and bushy tailed, and then I met Brian George.

We all (South East) members met up in Winston Salem NC for go carting and drinks which was a memorable experience. Not sure why they let us operate go carts after drinking so much, but it was whatever. WCUrs, BOOTleg, Boosted2.5, Shortbus, GotJ, and I all became friends quickly.

A year later his (GotJ) daughter passed away. I organized a fundraiser to help, and this community rallied like a motherfucker. I think i took in 1k overnight, and the end of the drive we gave about 2.3k to Brian and his family. We even donated a Star in her name and had it framed. It was pretty hokey shit, but Brian meant a lot to me and the community.

I'm writing this because I've lost contact with this community (occasional lurker, hi). But I'm moved that the gusto of you all is still here. Brian, you're probably the biggest asshole i've ever had the privilege of calling a friend. I hope you get well soon, and message me when you get the chance. Feel well soon, bud.

Let me know how i get one of those sweet bracelets. My livestrong one just wore out.

-Chris
chris, you have know idea how much it means to me that you said this. i love you man.
 

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Baby❤Daddy
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i'll update everyone in this thread since i updated in the OT thread last time.


chemo, blows. just like i thought it would. been through three so far (every two weeks). the first one wasn't horrible. i was super positive. over did my self trying to stay on top and keep moving. still not pleasant though. round two was a little worse. knocked me out of commision for longer. round three was worse still. the first two rounds i was mostly back to normal friday/saturday the week after. this time the shittyness last till monday. so round four should be super fun.

the part that people don't really talk about is the strain it take on the people around you. this has been incredibly hard on my wife. she not only has to work to support us, but also deal with all the scheduling/bill paying/idiocy with insurance..etc of things related to this, because i'm incredibly inept at remembering appts and whatnot. i'm not a pleasant person to be around when i'm shitty feeling, and it's beginning to take it's toll on her. my patience for children not listening and doing what i ask has drop from a count to three with some forgiveness, to a one count and a timeout/ass pop. chemo brain is a real thing. if not familiar with this term, the chemo basically makes you a dumb dumb. i found that things i used to remember/know off the top of my head, i can't remember. i forget things wife/people say to me within ten-fifteen minutes. i got lost downtown in my own city that i've lived in for 8 years...:lol: the list goes on.

to anyone that's had a more aggressive type of cancer and had to deal with more..i can't imagine how you dealt with it, as i'm struggling with just this. you are all total rock stars in my book.

thank you all for the continued well wishes and support. it means the world. thank you thank you thank you.
 

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Just wanted to say, The Devil is a tough reality. Every day is a fight. Keep fighting. Keep winning. God Bless you. Don't look back, Don't look down. Look forward ! You WILL WIN ! YOU are GOD's BEST !
 

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thank you illnasty. needed to read that. it really is a tough fight.

and thank you chris. right back at ya.

even though i suspect post whoring in a lame duck attempt to catch me.
 
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