Saturday, March 10, 2007

You Don't Have to Go To Your Homepage, But You Can't Stay Here

Life has taken a twist for me. I don't talk about my "real" life much in The Lounge since this site is meant to be a diversion from real life. I have a four year-old son, Tyler, and this week, he was diagnosed with cancer. He is responding well to chemotherapy, and we are all very hopeful for a full recovery. However, we have a long road ahead, and this site has become an afterthought in my mind. I'm sure I won't be updating for the next week or two, and after that, who knows...

I'm taking an optimistic approach, and at some point, I think life will resume some sense of normalcy. But that is a bit of a ways away. Until then, I'd like to thank all of my readers for indulging me the past year and a half. Tho we've never met, I consider many of you to be friends.

Wishing you all laughter, peace, and plenty of March Madness.

So long for now,

Derek
aka Insomniac

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21 Comments:

At Sat Mar 10, 01:34:00 PM PST , Blogger Scrap said...

My thoughts are with you. Stay positive.

 
At Sat Mar 10, 06:50:00 PM PST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that. Do what you need to do, hope to see you posting again and telling us he's doing better.
--ScottBruin

 
At Sun Mar 11, 09:29:00 AM PDT , Blogger DJR said...

I wish all the best for your son and will keep him in my prayers. I have 2 young boys myself and I can't imagine what you must be going through. I hope to see you blogging again someday but family is definitely more important.

 
At Sun Mar 11, 10:34:00 AM PDT , Blogger Mini Me said...

I extremely sorry to hear about your son. I will pray for him and that he has a speedy recovery. Godbless.

 
At Sun Mar 11, 06:05:00 PM PDT , Blogger Nestor16 said...

I am so sorry to hear this D. My thoughts and prayers for you, your little guy, and your whole family.

 
At Sun Mar 11, 06:52:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

im so sorry to hear that. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

-blackjack

 
At Sun Mar 11, 06:59:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I went through 8 weeks of cancer treatment. During each visit, I walked through the ward that had the kids who were fighting cancer.

They were a constant inspiration to me. Their strength and dignity taught me many lessons.

I will pray for your son, your family and I will give thanks for the dedicated people who are taking care of him.

UCLA Class of 66

 
At Sun Mar 11, 09:15:00 PM PDT , Blogger NFL Adam said...

Derek, I will be getting a hold of you soon. Please let me know if I can do anything. I'm shocked.

 
At Sun Mar 11, 10:48:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. My brother and his family experienced a similar ordeal a few years ago- with their 3 year old. After some ups and downs, the little guy recovered just fine and I hope and pray the same goes for your little boy. Take care, stay positive and god bless.

-Menelaus

 
At Mon Mar 12, 12:09:00 AM PDT , Blogger Zach Landres-Schnur said...

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At Mon Mar 12, 12:11:00 AM PDT , Blogger Zach Landres-Schnur said...

derek,

pains me to hear this. you know i'm there for you man.

also, if there's anything i can do -- anything, don't hesitate.

the blogosphere is becoming a powerful place. we got your back and will do all we can to help.

 
At Mon Mar 12, 12:44:00 AM PDT , Blogger twins15 said...

Best thoughts to you man. You'll be in my thoughts.

 
At Mon Mar 12, 06:54:00 AM PDT , Blogger rstiles said...

God Bless your son...you and your family are in my thoughts...

 
At Mon Mar 12, 07:52:00 AM PDT , Blogger Pacifist Viking said...

Good luck, Insomniac. That is sad news. Good luck.

 
At Mon Mar 12, 09:35:00 AM PDT , Anonymous greg said...

as the father of two young kids, I know this is the kind of thing you hope to never have to experience. my prayers are with you as well.

 
At Mon Mar 12, 10:19:00 AM PDT , Blogger Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have an intuitive feeling your son will be just fine.

 
At Mon Mar 12, 10:44:00 AM PDT , Anonymous Sanchez said...

That's awful just awful. I'm so sorry.

My prayers are with you and your family my friend.

 
At Fri Mar 16, 07:09:00 AM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers to you and yours!! Be strong if not for yourself but for your boy!

God Bless

Doug

 
At Sun Mar 18, 07:06:00 AM PDT , Anonymous tim said...

In the movie Parenthood, the grandmother talked about the roller coaster well, this is one of the dips. sounds dumb, i know but it helps me!

 
At Sun Mar 18, 08:23:00 AM PDT , Blogger Cavalier92 said...

Hey Bud -

My thoughts are with you. As I watch my two kids zip around the house this weekend, I am even more thankful than usual. I will be thinking of you and look forward to things getting back to normal for you and your family.

Best -- Cavalier92

 
At Mon Mar 19, 09:13:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Gregg Henson said...

I have 2 boys myself, 4 and 2 and everyday I worry that they will be stricken with some GOD awful disease, your story really moved me. Best of luck to you and Tyler.

 

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