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"The only thing wrong with being gay is how some people treat you when they find out." --Robin Reardon

"There are over four hundred species of animal that exhibit homosexual behavior. Only one of them exhibits homophobic behavior. Which is the unnatural of the two?" --Steven Fry

"All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child." --Anna Quindlen

"The whole world goes on and on about love. Poets spend their lives writing about it. Everyone thinks it's the most wonderful thing. But, when you mention two guys in love, they forget all that and freak out." --Mark A. Roeder

"Homosexuals are not interested in making other people homosexual. Homophobics ARE interested in making other people homophobic." --Stephen Fry

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." --Oscar Wilde

"Social conservatives seem to see a bigger threat to marriage from committed gay couples who want in on it than from straight ones who opt out of it." --Margaret Talbot

"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." --Socrates

"I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us." --Kinky Friedman

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win." --Mahatma Gandhi

"Man cannot be homophobic without having concerned himself with another’s sex life." --Mokokoma Mokhonoana

"Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender." --Hendrik Hertzberg

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind." --William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

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What Doesn't Kill You

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 23, 2014, 10:08 PM



Well, howdy, guys!

Before I get to my update on how surgery went, I got to make an enormously futile attempt to thank you all for your incredible collective wave of stories, thoughts, and well-wishes on my previous post. I have so many people saying they believe in me I am now a minor deity. I shouldn't be surprised statistically, but I am aghast regardless at how many of you have immediate family and friends who've had cancer or indeed have had it yourselves. As I say, I've gotten off easy here, and my heart goes out to everybody that's had to grapple with far more serious cases, and especially to those who've lost dear ones. YOU are the brave sons n' daughters of beeches, you guys all blow my mind wide open. I'll tell you I was doing pretty good until about halfway through your messages, and then there was some sniffling. Hell's bells, guys, that was something. Thank you for every letter.    

My thyroid is out and gone and lord knows where now. They removed it along with a walnut-sized tumor, which is nuts (lol) because my scrawny neck is only about four inches across. There was no spread to lymph nodes. Aside from possible microscopic traces, the cancer is gone!

We learned something interesting while going through this. My hypothyroidism was caused by an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's, where, in the fine tradition of autoimmune diseases everywhere, the body decides that part of it is hellspawn and must be eradicated. So  my body has actually been rejecting my thyroid for who knows how much of my life, they said when they took it out it was hard with scar tissue. (Since the thyroid wraps your windpipe, a constricted gland interferes with breathing. A walnut-sized tumor does not help the situation. I tell you, I am feeling really good with all that junk out of my neck!) The only cure, funnily enough, for Hashimoto's, is to remove the thyroid gland. Two birds, baby.

I don't know if it's the relief of the surgery being over, the ability to breathe properly again, my body realizing it doesn't have to attack itself anymore, or what, but I am feeling really quite good. So no more worries about me! If I have to do the radiation treatment (likely, because it'd be best to kill all remaining thyroid cells to fully end the autoimmune response), you'll probably hear me bitching about it at some point down the road. Even so, the worst is over. What an experience.

Ah, yes, and before you go, you must see The Tube.



This was my first day home. I had this big nasty drain tube shoved up in my chest for about a week, drawing gore and other juices out of my incision, probably a cup and a half total. I am very happy to have that thing out. It made moving a bugger and looked like the world's ugliest goth necklace.

Surgery was about a week and a half ago, I've got all bandages and tubes off and out of me, and just a grubby-looking, disturbingly smile-shaped cut above my collar and a hole where the tube was.

Thanks to each of you one more time for your support! I don't even know how to handle this many good feels directed my way, goodness gracious. One thing's for sure, I've never been so insanely flattered to have so many incredible people following my page here. So back to incredible page-following person land with you all, and don't worry about me, I'm doing fine!

Wishin' you guys the very best,
Tox

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Thank you for the fav
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SnakeEyesFan Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely adore your art and you inspire me, I wanted to let you know :)  
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liangyingnan Apr 3, 2014  New member
The head is chilling.
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DarkRainbow-Bones Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GIVE ME UR ****** TALENT!!!
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hows life?
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Comedic44 Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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