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Randi On (and Off) Chemotherapy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brandon K. Thorp   

Hello, and Happy Tuesday.

If Randi were still undergoing chemotherapy, he would have spent most of the morning at Broward General Hospital, getting hydrated and flushed and infused. But Randi’s done with chemo. Hear Randi’s thoughts on the subject after the jump.

 
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written by Sc00ter, January 12, 2010
The video isn't working smilies/sad.gif
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written by mperkic23, January 12, 2010
I cannot find the words to express how happy I am for you that you do not have to be in hospital any more and that you are felling better
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written by JeffWagg, January 12, 2010
The video is linked just fine, and it's working for me, so I suspect some wonkiness on the part of YouTube.
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Hooray
written by Smiledriver, January 12, 2010
I don't know what your talking about that is one lustrious beard. Does this Canadian's heart good to see you again sir.
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written by blueshift, January 12, 2010
This video just made my day. Great to see you in such good shape mr. Randi!
Keep up the great work. I can't wait for your latest 'a magician in the laboratory' to come out.
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The experience
written by trentbrusky, January 12, 2010
In august 2009 for my birthday I got a great opportunity to meet randi courtesy of my girlfriend setting up a time and date by emailing him personally. He was more than happy to make it a date and meet with me. That same day he had to undergo some chemotherapy, and when I arrived I was aware of his condition and also his appointment. The moment he answered the door at the jref he was in an upbeat mood and my time with him that day was the single most important and memorable time spent with anyone hands down. I've been a fan of james for years and he is my biggest inspiration in my studies and beliefs as an atheist and skeptic. I will forever extend my gratitude and appreciation to him and of course my girlfriend for giving me the chance to spend time at the Jref. I'm proud to know that randi is better and hope all goes well from here on in, and also look forward to the new books on the rise from the amazing man himself. James Randi.

Trent

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written by KS_SKEPTIC, January 12, 2010
Randi look's AMAZING!!!
Your an inspiration to us all Mr. Randi!
We all wish you a good recovery!
Great video & Best Wishes!
Science is GREAT!!! smilies/grin.gif
So as always we will "Support Science, Not Superstition".
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Yay!
written by CasaRojo, January 12, 2010
It's very good to see you fairing so well, Mr. Randi. Thank you for posting this video and we all look forward to many more. BTW, your beard looks great! smilies/smiley.gif
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written by MJG, January 12, 2010
Great news! Wonderful to hear that Randi's prognosis is excellent.

And yes indeed, the march of science (medical and otherwise) is a truly amazing thing!
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@Dave Mabus
written by Dooyoowoowoo, January 12, 2010
That is the most disgusting and offensive post you have put here EVER. May you be eternally ashamed.

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Good stuff!
written by Dooyoowoowoo, January 12, 2010
Good to hear news like this. Great video and message!
All the best for the future.
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Nice to see You back
written by ralfnausk, January 13, 2010
Now this is a good message! It shure gives the Amazing Randi a whole new meaning.

Wish You all the best...
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Science rules
written by razmatazspaz, January 13, 2010
Great news! Thanks for this video. My wife does her own infusions (under doctor's orders of course) every other day for an immunity problem. She must carry around a pump that infuses the gammo globulins (a blood product). This medicine can make her tired and feel ill not to mention being inconvenient. But she is alive. She may have to do this the rest of her life but it beats the alternative. She, like you Mr. Randi, has put her fate in the hands of competent medical personel and attempts to keep up the positive attitude you mentioned. Thanks to science, medicine, and all you blood donors out there.
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Infusion Works for Herbal Tea too
written by Realitysage, January 13, 2010
Here's wishing Randi the best of health!
(not that my wishing Randi will enhance his chances...but it's the thought that counts)
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written by linernotesdanny, January 13, 2010
...glad as I am that Randi looks so great and feels so well, a more intensive series of chemotherapy treatments can be far more painful than what he's describing. A dear friend of mine had a truly wretched experience with cancer, and while I can't say how glad I am that he is still on all four wheels, let's keep our eyes open. Chemotherapy can be HORRIBLE. Better than dying of cancer, but HORRIBLE.

I would add, moreover, that while it's of course a good idea to trust your doctors, it's also a good idea to be very agressive about getting attention and keeping yourself informed. Trust, that is, but verify. If you have any concerns about anything you're feeling at any stage of your treatment, do NOT take it for granted, ever, that what you are feeling is "normal." Be a squeaky wheel! Even a good doctor can sometimes overlook serious warning signs when it comes to something as complicated and painful as cancer treatments.
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Glad to see Randi is doing so well
written by houdin654jeff, January 13, 2010
Passing on my best regards to Mr. Randi, delighted to hear that he is doing well after his cancer treatment. Hope to hear about the PET scan so that we can know the news definitively. To your good health, sir! Have a fantastic 2010 of logical thought and critical thinking.

Also, to athiestprophet, if that is the kind of message that religious folk are trying to pass along, I'm quite content spending my time avoiding, ignoring and genreally disliking people like you. Wishing death upon another person, my goodness... didn't Christ try to teach us to love one another, regardless of their belief/race/gender? How sad that his message went so astray.
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Thanks Randi!
written by Vince, January 13, 2010
Thanks for the report and for encouraging others to seek proper science-based medical treatment. Stay well and hope to see you at TAM!
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@kingoffright/dave mabus
written by CasaRojo, January 14, 2010
If you're not already paranoid, you should be.
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written by Jolderon, January 14, 2010
It must have been all those homeopathic pills you used to eat on your shows that gave you intestinal cancer. With the high concentrations of active ingredients that they contain. Good thing modern medicine could cure you, phew!

Honestly though, we are all very happy for you. Keep fighting the good fight Mr. Randi.
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written by rasmur, January 16, 2010
I wish you all the best, and I am very glad you are getting better. You are a hero of mine, and I hope to meet you at TAM one day.

Sincerely,

Richard
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written by Bunkai, January 18, 2010
And as I read some of the harsh messages appearing in posts above, I just want to say THANK YOU Mr. Randi for inspiring reason in my heart and wonder in my mind.

"Attitude is of paramount importance."

Good advice. I'm choosing to use that one.



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written by LuigiNovi, January 20, 2010
Wonderful, Mr. Randi! Glad that you're doing better!
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