Thursday, September 25, 2008


Never youtube search your specific cancer at 2 in the morning. You will get memorials and it will scare the bejeesus out of you. And why are they all dubbed over with Celine Dion?

I would really, really like for the cancer not to kill me too soon. It can kill me 40 years from now. I'd be totally cool with that. Is that too much to ask?


Anonymous said...

Hi Kaylin,

My name is Justin Guild and I’m a graduate research assistant currently working with Dr. Jeong-Nam Kim ( at Purdue University on a health communication study.

Specifically, our research explores how information sharing behavior through online communities influences coping strategies among people with chronic conditions including cancer, diabetes, depression, etc.

I’m contacting you to seek permission to place a link to our online web survey on your blog to invite readers and other visitors to participate. The survey is purely academic in nature and takes no longer than 5-7 minutes to complete.

The web survey can be found by clicking on this link:

In the survey, we use the term “blog” to refer to any online activity where you might read or share information in communities such as personal web logs, internet forums, and discussion boards.

The findings of this study could lead to better management capacities of chronic diseases as well as an increase in funding for research related to online communities.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Justin Guild

stephen said...

don't do that again!! you will be fine.. my grandpa is in his early eighties and he was supposed to die like ten times in the past 20 years from cancer, but he always comes back.. probably because my grandma gets really drunk and bitchy whenever he gets sick and demands that he doesn't leave us.. i can play the role really easily because i've watched it enacted multiple times.. so just lemme know and i'll grab some gin and catch a train to sac. xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Yea, I don't suppose people who have recently recovered from cancer would really be in the mood to make a youtube film looking back on their illness with fond nostalgia.

Excellent blog, by the way.

Lauren said...

That is exactly how I feel about my cirrhosis, which no one this young should have. I just want to be well out of my 20's before my liver completely craps out on me.