Update on Jason1978

kylewilliam's picture

Hey guys...

Thor had asked about Jason - we hadn't heard from him in a while. I wrote him to get an update - here's a copy of the email I received back. Note: Under normal circumstances I wouldn't share an email from someone else, but this seems appropriate...after all, the guys at MWK are mentioned.

Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Kyle

here's the email copy:

Hi,

You are probably wondering who I am, so let me introduce myself,

I'm Jonathan, a friend of Jason's and I'm also the one who is currently taking care of him.

I was checking Jason's e-mail for him and found your request for an update, so here goes:

Despite Jason feeling better after his last chemo it turned out it hasn't helped and that the cancer has spread into his pelvic bone and liver, apparently this type of cancer is very very aggresive, and Jason's survivalrate has gone down to about 20%

Jason has decided to not go through chemo again, so he can at least die 'with dignity' as he puts it

Jonathan

P.S. Jason has asked me to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughts, and to especially thank those who've knitted for him.

Comments

YugiDean's picture

Aw shit. My dad had

Aw shit. My dad had prostate cancer and I lost my Gramma to colon cancer (out of the blue). This stuff sucks. FIND A GODDAMN CURE ALREADY!

sorry...

sigh

I really hope he pulls through. If not, well, I don't know what words I could possibly say/type to make it better.

rc_in_sd's picture

I can't improve on the

I can't improve on the eloquence already expressed. But my warmest thoughts and wishes for peace and comfort go to Jason and his loved ones.

Asplund's picture

What terribly sad news -

What terribly sad news - don't know what else to write... There just aren't words for how it feels reading and rereading that letter. I wish him every possible comfort.

Jaxom's picture

Jaxom's partner, Ben. Dear

Jaxom's partner, Ben.
Dear Jason, I was so sorry to hear of your illness and this news has quite upset Jack and I. Life can be so unfair. You are such a talented young man and have brought so much joy, inspiration and happiness to others. I hope the Gods of this world will be kind to you as nature takes its course.
My sincerest good wishes and love. Ben xxx

etramblings's picture

Only blessings as you

Only blessings as you continue on your path through the door. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your friends. Let love and laughter visit you often and in unexpected moments.

Kilted Knitter's picture

Kyle thank you so much for

Kyle thank you so much for the update. Plesas pass on to Jason that we all love him and miss him. I pray for him and his helper and that he has made the right decision, don't know if I could have made that kind of choice. Thank you again for the update.

Jaxom's picture

My partner who does not knit

My partner who does not knit was impressed with Jason’s work and often asks how that pianist is and when does his CD come out.
When I told him of Jason’s cancer he was very upset and his questions changed to, do you know how your pianist friend is getting on?
How I am going to tell him this bombshell is beyond me.
Jason: your work and craftsmanship inspired me when I started knitting last October (2008) You encouraged me to knit my first Fair-Isle hat and socks. I pray you get better. I know I have never met you but I can hardly see my keypad to type any more. Don’t give up, keep fighting.
Love and hugs
Jack

pjmma's picture

What a hard, hard thing to

What a hard, hard thing to hear.
Hoping and praying for a miracle.
Let it be so for this bright star in the human sky.

Nashrunner's picture

I am very sorry to hear

I am very sorry to hear this. Even though we may not understand Jason's decision to discontinue treatment we must respect it. I wish him only the best of luck and if there's any possibility for his recovery, he's surrounded by much positive energy. It will happen if it's intended.

canie's picture

omg I can only hope he

omg I can only hope he knows how loved he is by all uf us here, But i also hope he will reconsider any treatment they may help one never knows it just might be the one chance in a million it works Jason YOu are in my prayers every day Please keep fighting

MMario's picture

One of the downsides of the

One of the downsides of the internet; personal tragedies now hit you from all over the world rather then from just your "local" community.

I am glad to have had the chance to make Jason's acquaintance through MWK - and more sorry then I can properly express at what he is undergoing. Words are so inadaquate at times like these.

rjcb3's picture

Isn't it interesting how

Isn't it interesting how powerful the internet really is? There's a whole brand new "type" of friendship that could never have been thought of years ago...

...and it doesn't hurt any less when something like this happens.

)O(
Robert

brucedow's picture

A brave decision. Sending

A brave decision. Sending love and support.

RickeScott's picture

I will include him in my

I will include him in my prayers.

grandfatherknits's picture

Kyle - You are such a good

Kyle - You are such a good man to follow up on this. Thanks.

Jason - Lifting you up to the Light and the Love.

Jonathan and other caregivers - Bless you for your work of love.

David

Buzzboy's picture

What horrible news. There

What horrible news. There are no words to express how sorry we are. Hopefully our thoughts and prayers will be a great comfort to Jason. I enjoy reading Jason's blogs.

Dennis

steve kadel's picture

this is really sad news.

this is really sad news. such a sweet man suffering so. all my love to him

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog
Thanks for the response Kyle, I wish him a safe journey accross the veil. I understand his desire to die with dignity. The likelyhood of his survival has come down big time as the cancer is spreading. Let us keep him in our prayers and know that he is loved beyond his fondest dreams! There can be a recory, you never know!

PhilNmtl's picture

I am sad beyond words.

I am sad beyond words. And yes.... I too will continue to pray for him.... and for the rest of us who even from a distance and in the strange intimacy that a group like this forms, try to make some sense out of this. -Phil

ronhuber's picture

What sad news. He is in my

What sad news. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

albert's picture

A prayer for Jason.

A prayer for Jason.

eyedoc's picture

This is so sad!! My

This is so sad!! My thoughts and prayers are with him.
Shawn

Thinman's picture

Such sad news! Jason

Such sad news! Jason brought lots of smiles and laughs to us here at MWK and he's talented in so many ways. It's good to know he's being taken care of lovingly by friends and family during his battle with this terrible disease.

chipsir's picture

Oh my, this is just to

Oh my, this is just to distressing, I too am offering up a prayer!!!!!

AndrewNiehus's picture

I can not even think of

I can not even think of something to say. I have gone through this with several friends and though we never met, this still hurts. Thank god for good friends and loved ones that are there for you in times of need.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

How very, very sad. My

How very, very sad. My heart goes out to him and his loved ones. May they receive many Blessings. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

fuzzed's picture

I don't know what to say,

I don't know what to say, but I feel the need to say SOMETHING. The Universe doesn't play fair. This sucks... :(

crmartin's picture

OMG that is such bad news,

OMG that is such bad news, just when things were looking good for him. My thoughts and prayers go out to him.

Randy

rjcb3's picture

I don't know what to say

I don't know what to say without tearing up every time I try to type.

He's a good kid and shouldn't have to be put through something like this so young.

...simple as that...

I think I'll knit a cap and donate it in his name.

)O(
Robert

QueerJoe's picture

Very distressing news, but

Very distressing news, but thanks for pursuing this Kyle. I don't pray often, but this would seem like a good opportunity.

sonics's picture

How sad. What a hard

How sad. What a hard decision to make. Poor fellow.

Tallguy's picture

That is too sad to hear. I

That is too sad to hear. I understand his decision -- still very sad.