Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bad news, worse weekend.

Late Friday I got a hurried phone call from the nurse practitioner of the UAB liver cancer doc on the preliminaries of my MRI scan. Limited by what she could say, she merely passed on the firm instructions of the doc that I immediately begin taking the Gleevec again and then informed me that they were kicking me back to my original oncologist. This is an ungoodness thing. I will get the detailed interpretation from him next week, but it seems likely that the cancer is not only growing in my liver but is spreading to other organs. Obedient to orders, I began taking the Gleevec and it is kicking my ass. I have been off the computer for more than a day now and if I feel better tomorrow as the body adjusts to the Gleevec, I'll try to have some posts up. Sorry. Keep me in your prayers. It could be that Kerodin's death-wishing friends ("may you painfully rot quickly from cancer") like Bill Nye may indeed get their wish.

35 comments:

Joe said...


Prayers on the way.

Anonymous said...

You are in the prayers of many....... God Bless and keep you Mike! He still has plans for you yet!
~Al III

Anonymous said...

Hoping for the best. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

Hang in there, brother Mike. Prayers are inbound, I value all the work youv'e put in over the years, and feel you've got more God wants done. Stay strong, sir.

DTG said...

God bless you, Mike...praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Well, if you still wanna get around while in your infirm state, you probably want to look into some sort of mobility scooter. I think I found just the right one for you. lol!

https://youtu.be/NkjVS3lcQ5w

Or something more open air. http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/6572/davrosfinished7thmay007.jpg

If your hair falls out, I think you could pull off the Davros thing pretty well. ;)

I suppose it falls in line with the keep and bear arms thing, since the Dalek shell is essentially a mini-tank.

R said...

I've been reading here for at least a few years now, and don't think I've ever commented. Shared, told people about - yes. So. You and yours have my prayers and a kind of plea; we need you. Your family needs you more, but we do too. Get good rest.

Backwoods Engineer said...

Prayers for you and Rosie, Mike.

j said...

Hang tough brother. Praying hard. Here if you need.

Shepherd said...

Sorry to hear Mike. Prayers for ya!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter what the wishes of Jackals amount to. You, Sir are victorious either way.

Chiu ChunLing said...

They most likely are wishing that the truth should die with you.

It will not. However long our lives may continue, whatever more we can contribute to the cause of truth, it is a cause greater than us all.

Ultimately, we adhere to the truth no because it needs us to defend it, but because we need it to live free and die with honor.

Live free, and God be with you.

Anonymous said...

God Bless, Mike. Hang tough.

skybill said...

Hi Mike!!!!,
Prayers sent!!!! If ya' need some help for anything, I am at your disposal!!!! 'Just need a day or two to beg off from work!
Got Gunz....OUTLAW!!,
III%,
skybill-out

LesL said...

Prayers up!

Greg Wilson said...

Mike, you are much in our prayers and in the prayers of the Lord's little flock in Archer, Florida. God's hand be upon you. I pray that He may be pleased to spare you for the good of all those who love liberty and truth.

Anonymous said...

Mike we were here before and we will still be here when you come back from kicking this things butt. Keep us in the loop.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that bad news..we're all with you..

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in our prayers, you are an inspiration to all your readers, your work much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Mike,
You are fighting the good fight!
Only God knows your course!


“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’

Anonymous said...

I am continually praying for you Mike. God bless you, my friend.
sunny225

Anonymous said...

Prayers are inbound.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Mike. Do what you need to get the rest that you need.

Ken

Terri said...

Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

God bless you Mike. You are a light in the darkness. You keep the flame of Freedom burning and it will continue.
Please take care of yourself first. You have already done more than all the rest.

doubletrouble said...

Prayers continuing for you (& Rosie), Mike.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, Mike - you will be in my prayers.

Herschel Smith said...

Prayers inbound Mike.

Anonymous said...

Long-time reader, first-time commenter. I greatly admire you, Mike, and you will be in my thoughts. There's still a lot of collectivist hiney in need of kicking. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Got a GoFundMe account, or something similar? Time to put pride aside and tap into the resources out here....

oughtsix said...


Heavenly Father, we come to you giving You all Praise and glory, knowing that without you we are nothing, that our Faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement for our sins on the Cross of Calvary is our Salvation and our strength. We ask, Lord, that You will send Your Holy Spirit to minister to the needs of our dear Brother Michael Vanderboegh in his hour of need, to relieve his suffering and heal his affliction.

We who adhere to the ideals of Liberty, of both the Spiritual and temporal kind, have been blessed to have his counsel and guidance these many years. We ask, Lord, that you grant him health and strength to carry on a little further, and to do so in good health. We ask as well that you strengthen his long suffering and faithful wife, Rosie, who has been his support and comfort through many years of trial and struggle, a full measure of peace and the certain knowledge that hers has been the good fight as well.

We ask it all in the Name of Jesus, our Lord and savior, and everyone said

Amen and Amen

Crustyrusty said...

Prayers going up, Mike...

Anonymous said...

"It could be that Kerodin's death-wishing friends ("may you painfully rot quickly from cancer") like Bill Nye may indeed get their wish."

They exist. No doubt about that. But there are also those who wish to see you poking Leviathan in the eye with a sharp stick for many years to come. -- The (Um)repentant Linker.

pigpen51 said...

the sad thing is that many of them probably would say that they are Christians. they are the kind that give us a bad name. I think Jesus hates hypocrites the most, if I read the Bible right.

best of luck to you and yours, and may God be gracious to you.

ag42b said...

Please know that you are foremost in my prayers. You are the voice of intelligence and reason in a world gone mad. Kap'n K and his cohorts are foolish people, who would wish ill on others. They are not worth the sweat of your brow.

You have been long overdue for a miracle. I pray that it may be so. Your family and your readers, need you now more than ever. My fondest wishes for your recovery, and continuation of the strength that you give your family, friends, and readers for many years to come. Know that prayers for you rise from everyone who holds liberty sacred.