Cancerous Thursday

Carter and President Gerald Ford debating at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

Carter and President Gerald Ford debating at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that recent liver surgery revealed he had cancer that had spread to other parts of his body.

“I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare,” Carter, 90, said in a statement. “A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.”

Carter, a Democrat, served as the 39th president from 1977 to 1981 after defeating Republican incumbent Gerald Ford. He was defeated for re-election in 1980 by Republican Ronald Reagan.

The Carter family has a history of pancreatic cancer, including his parents, two sisters and younger brother Billy Carter who all died from the disease.

Carter told the New York Times in 2007 that he and other relatives had given blood for genetic studies seeking to help doctors diagnose the disease.



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26 Responses to Cancerous Thursday

  1. Den says:

    Hey if you make it to 90, you did good, tough getting beyond that age at all.
    Stupid insidious cancer will get everyone eventually. DNA sez so.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    A dragonfly out in the 96 °F heat.


  3. º¿carol says:

    Jimmy Carter, he’s always been my favorite president. He’s the most excellent ex-president, that’s for sure.

    Now he’s 90. Something will get you in your 90s, that’s for sure. Cancer. Seems every dog dies of cancer.


  4. º¿carol says:

    A tad hot today but didn’t turn the A/C on until Jill came to pick up Quincy and wondered why we didn’t have the air on. I had us suffer because every time she’s come to pick up Q and the air was on, she asked WHY we had the air on? Just can’t with with here. Anyway, had it on for maybe and hour and now it’s off again, windows open. It got cloudy, sun hidden, much cooler.

    We got out electric bill. Yikes, $266. Pool filter, dehumidifier running in the basement, A/C on the humid days, lots of humid days. We have always had a high electric bill but this one beats all.


  5. º¿carol says:

    One of the new owners of the abandoned house next door showed up there today to start cleaning it up. Her name is Jill, her husband is Cliff and he’s a lawyer that works for the State Attorney General’s office. They bought 3 houses, plan to fix this one up and maybe rent it. Or, they’ll sell it. She loves my mowing job and it’s ok for me to keep doing it. At last, permission from someone! When I told Bob that, he rubbed his fingers together, designating money, should have charged her. Oh, Bob. Don’t be silly.

    I asked her to not rent to anyone with a dog, lol.


  6. jimhitchcock says:

    Oh, man, Jim Webb declares his candidacy.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    41 minute evening stick walk.

    Day 5: 124+43=167 minutes.

    Sunset still angry.


  8. Den says:

    Revisited my anger toward PG&E causing me to lose $1000 that I cannot afford to lose in the first place, and remind me of my location dilemma, which also reminded me how easy it is to get trampled into poverty by Billion-Dollar utilities with their outrageous costs, I want to take a wire cutters to the whole bunch of highly paid ripoffs and send them packing.


  9. Den says:

    Shot time! My old pal Jamie


  10. Den says:

    Ole Den got screwed again,
    thought he would buy a spot of land,
    but the power company blew his plan.

    So out the door a thousand dollars did fly,
    with the spot of land a price too high,
    He had to let the deal go by.

    Now he sits drowning his sorrows,
    knowing it will mean diarrhea tomorrow.


    • David B. Benson says:

      I’m completely confused. You are not buying the 1.1 acres? Because of the high price of a power installation?


      • Den says:

        Yes, 10 to 15K that I do not have to spend.


        • º¿carol says:

          Oh, damn. Horrible news, everything always has such high costs. We little guys can never get ahead, get a grip on something.
          I shouldn’t be commenting here, the old thread, but I couldn’t help it. 🙂


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