This is not a joke or a prank. I wouldn't say anything, but I'm sure I'll miss somone in private.
I went in for a routine cough, and found a large mass, mostly over the right side of the lung. It appears to be cancer. We had a biopsy today, and will find out later on Friday. The mass is very large, and from one doctor's chilling pre-biopsy assessment "you'll still have time to do what you need".
I will update you later on what happens, but I'm indefinitely stepping down as staffer (I think I have more important things to deal with, huh) and taking a break from GW till this gets figured out.
I just wanted you all to know, if this turns out bad (about a 50% chance it could from what I gathered), you dorks and nerds and faggots are among the best people I've ever met, and if you ever fucking doubt that I want you to remember that I said that, because no one else will be as honest.
if you are of a praying sort, pray in your church or whatever that this is benign or something else.
I love you all. Either way this is going to be a long evil cruel haul, but I'm glad I started it with you.
Last Edit: April 26, 2009, 02:27:14 am by Artis Leon Ivey Jr