Saturday, June 20, 2009

Our Friend Ian...

...died Friday evening, June 19th. I googled his name just a little while ago because I remembered that he was a DJ in San Francisco, and I wanted to see what he had been up to before he took this detour. This is what I found:

...during my time here I was diagnosed with stage 3 or 4 metastatic melanoma, which has spread from my brain to my lungs to my liver to my chest wall. However I am receiving chemotherapy consisting of Tamaxacil & Chlorovax & Marinol, which should allow my body to gain the upper hand on this disease. The bottom line is that I'm just too stubborn to quit on life & see myself as having far too much of a future to call it quits just yet, Besides my little sister was given a 20% chance of making it to her 18th birthday, she's just about to celebrate her 27th birthday. So I'm not much of a believer in doctor given worst case scenarios... So if you've booked me or plan on booking me for events this spring/summer go right ahead I'll be there, so long as it doesn't conflict with other plans I'm making for this summer. Speaking of which I'm planning a road trip down deep into Mexico & a flight to Amsterdam. But the the dates of those depend on how well my recovery goes. Which I plan on starting in the next couple days, Then it will be a couple weeks of recovering at my parent's place before my next chemo treatment then a couple weeks at my apartment in the Mission...

You have no idea how much we wish he'd had time to make that road trip deep into Mexico. He would have loved it.

Here's what we know: Ian showed us what it's like to exit this stage without a hint of fear, anxiety or pain. He said, "I'm tired. I want to go to sleep now." And that is just what he did.

So good night to our dear friend Ian.


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