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Saturday, March 03, 2012

A quiet communication went public

As often happens with people that possess less than sure Internet Skills, a posting was made publicly that was meant for far fewer eyes. Sometimes it can be funny, sometimes it can end a marriage.  Other times it makes news readily availability before people were physically ready to receive it.

This is one of those times and I'm sorry to those who received it thusly.  Diane and I often have several of our Facebook pages open at the same time and unfortunately,  she chose to share some information with  family members. 

As she could not find a phone number for her, she informed my oldest son and daughter that I was sick with a terminal illness. 

We are still sorting out our choices and options so there really isn't much to say except I have contracted throat cancer and at first look, the prognosis isn't good.  I have  been on a feeding device for the last week to inject the necessary nutrition so I haven't been readily available.  I apologize and as soon as I get  back on my feet with a more firm plan of action, I will report with where we are.  My heart's thanks goes out to my HeliOS volunteers and directors.  We'll get this back on track....just give me a bit of time to make it so.  Evie, call me when you can baby.

Ken

32 comments:

Mark Unwin said...

Praying for you Ken.

Anonymous said...

That's terrible news. I'm so sorry :-(

Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear this.

Andrew Cater said...

Shocked expletive removed. Ken, you're a good guy and you're worth a thousand lesser folks. Take care, do well, keep going - if you use your usual approach of going all out for it, you'll wear everyone else out around you:)

All the best

AndyC

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear about your illness. I do hope the prognosis improves. I have been following your blog since you LTSPed a company many moons ago and have always looked forward to your posts since.

I sincerely hope you will remain a source of inspiration for everyone.

Get well!

PV said...

Please do get better soon. You do so much more than just install Linux on computers; you open kids' eyes to technology, you give them an outlet from dysfunctional family situations, and you are able to heal said dysfunctional families. I hope for all the best in your treatment and recovery.
--
a Linux Mint user since 2009 May 1

theboomboomcars said...

Helios this is sad to hear, I wish you and Diane the best of luck.

Honey Bear said...

Sending many prayers your way.
Chris & Jerry Biggerstaff

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear about your illness. I do hope the prognosis improves. I have been following your blog you LTSPed a company many moons ago and I am sure you will continue to inspire for a long time.
Get well!

webster said...

Best wishes. The silence was long and suspicious. I planned to be one of your interns in my semi-retirement. I am sure it will happen.

Anonymous said...

Oh no... I am so sorry to hear this, Helios...

Words are probably useless. Is there anything your readers and fans can do?

Anonymous said...

You, Diane, and your family are in our prayers.

Best wishes from Canada,

Mike B.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to here that. I hope it will work out in the end.

Martijn

Santam said...

Hi Ken,
Extremely sorry to learn about this. As a radiation oncologist I am only too aware of the emotional burden that this kind of diagnosis brings with it. Please dont feel disheartened by the diagnosis.. cancer is a disease and it can be cured and controlled in majority with the proper treatment. My best wishes are with you.

The Grumpy Geek said...

So sorry to hear this Ken. All the best wishes.

Jeff Hoogland said...

Why do the worst things always happen to the best people? Thoughts and prays are with you Ken.

decentralist.wordpress.com said...

Aren't you near the Burzynski Clinic? I know someone who was sent home to die in last stage terminal breast cancer and is currently making a massive recovery after she watched the Burzynski documentary and went to the Houston Clinic.

Anonymous said...

Ken, take all the time you need. Your health comes first as does your family.
Let us know how you're when you're ready to do so. I sure I speak for lots of like minded people when I wish you all the best. Get well soon.

Your friend from Alberta.

Steven Wong said...

Lots of love and best wishes. Long time reader but first time posting and have got to say you have done a great service to the open community.
Keep kicking it man

Ken Fallon said...

Hi Ken,

My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Ken Fallon.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ken,

I'll be praying for your health.

Please grab a copy of Eat to Live and give it an evaluation. I'll send you an e-copy if there are any impediments to your obtaining a copy. Many success stories. :)

Anonymous said...

Ken, I wish you and your family strength in these times.

Winter

Anonymous said...

I can't even pretend to know what goes through someone when the walls start closing in. I'm deeply sadden by your news.

If you find limited prospects with conventional treatment, spend some time looking over the work of Rick Simpson and spend some time on the GreenPassion.org website. Although I cannot provide first hand knowledge, some of the work shows much promise.

God Bless....

Randy Noseworthy said...

I hope you recover at 100%. I'll keep you in my thoughts, as you are an inspiration, and a mentor to many.

RandyNose

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Ken,
I am sorry to hear about your cancer....I just lost my friends dad (who was also a friend of mine) to stomach cancer. If he could say one thing to you I am certain that he would urge you to be sure of your eternal security in Jesus Christ.

The last time I saw my friend in the hospital he was the one dying and he wanted to pray for me....God gave him an awesome and bold testimony and he was one of the best men I've ever known.

If you dont know Jesus trust him to give you new birth and salvation....please read this to learn more
http://www.gideons.org/BecomeAChristian/BecomeAChristian.aspx

samnjugu said...

I wish you all the best I admire the work you do to help out other people.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you.

einfeldt said...

Hi Ken,

I am sure that you will kick this thing and be back on your feet in no time. You are the best!

Love, Christian Einfeldt

Kevin (Whizard72) said...

Ken I cannot find words that describe how saddened I am to hear of your illness. I can only say to put your faith in god as he knows no wrong.

God bless you Ken.

Unknown said...

Some of you know my own little survival story. A prognosis is just that... prognostication. They can be entirely wrong. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts, Ken. Hopefully you can beat this.

Unknown said...

My best wishes are with you and your family as you enter your journey to recovery.

ebrke said...

My very best wishes and good thoughts to you and yours, Ken.