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Cancer, Oh Cancer, I Know You Of Old

Posted by scthompson on Sunday, January 26, 2014

I am transmitting from room 424. My acute myeloid leukemia has relapsed after three years of excellent health. I am in chemotherapy now, and will receive a bone marrow transplant as soon as a donor can be found. Someone's bringing my banjo up today (I have a private room). I am strong and can do this (again), but it's a long process and arduous, so send me all you can spare in the health and well-being department. Perhaps my marrow donor will be a killer clawhammerist with an excellent singing voice. Can't go deeper than the bones for rebuilding!



9 comments on “Cancer, Oh Cancer, I Know You Of Old”

GSCarson Says:
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @9:43:03 AM

Sarah, Lifting you up and wishing you strength and all the very best during this time. I've had too many friends and family dealing with this. Hang in there, stay strong and keep positive, and also keep those banjo and fiddle tunes running through your head!

rgoad Says:
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @11:30:53 AM

Meet every day with a song.

ronhan Says:
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @2:23:22 PM

Many years ago my best friend was having heart surgery at the VA. I took my banjo and his guitar to his room to play a song or two. (with permission) After 2 songs I started packing my banjo away when a voice came over the intercom, "We have a request for Rocky Top please." for about 2 hours we played song after song, the patients loved it and so did we. So God bless you Sarah, you are in our prayers . . . and have fun picking. Ron

jswkingsfield Says:
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @4:50:37 PM

Sarah: Hang in there, confident that we are thinking of you and your family as you recover your health.

5stringJim Says:
Monday, January 27, 2014 @2:29:01 PM

Hope you get a donor match soon, Sarah. You CAN beat it again. All the best from the other Atlantic shore.

yopasjim Says:
Monday, January 27, 2014 @5:02:16 PM

I am 3,116 miles away from you Sarah...but I will be praying for you tonight! God bless you! Keep us updated!

scthompson Says:
Monday, January 27, 2014 @5:11:37 PM

Thank you all for this love and support. It getse through.

lbartosh Says:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @2:36:30 AM

Sarah, best wishes for a great recovery, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May your banjo keep you good company and may you keep the the winning spirit you have now. Keep us posted!!

banjoshamisenbass Says:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @9:49:22 PM

Sending good thoughts from California tonight Sarah for a speedy recovery. If you need one of those banjo mutes, let me know. Just got myself one of those "Mike's Banjo Mute" and love it. Will be willing to send you one to have on your banjo while you are in your private room 424. (just send me a private message with mailing address and will order one for ya!)

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