Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

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Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby Snowman » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:14 pm

Just catching this on the news tonight, best wishes for your fight with cancer and I hope you are on the winning side of it. Here's to your health. get well ! :thumbsup:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/pol ... le2109453/
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Re: Jack Layton

Postby Tommy » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:00 am

I very much dislike the man as a politician, but I agree with Snowman....

Cancer is a terrible thing to have to go through, either as a victim or watching a loved one fight it...


I wish him nothing but the best of luck in fighting it. Hopefully he can beat this one as well.
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Re: Jack Layton

Postby meathead1 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:13 am

saw a pic of him tonight, he does NOT look well at all. If I had to guess, I'd say he's probably on his way out.
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Re: Jack Layton

Postby Apollo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:24 am

meathead1 wrote:saw a pic of him tonight, he does NOT look well at all. If I had to guess, I'd say he's probably on his way out.


That's what I thought too.

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Re: Jack Layton

Postby GoodWitness » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:18 pm

meathead1 wrote:saw a pic of him tonight, he does NOT look well at all. If I had to guess, I'd say he's probably on his way out.

You never know, we've known a couple of people with different cancers who looked absolutely awful at various points, and are still going strong 5+ years later. There are cancers that can be more or less invisible (until they're really advanced and it's too late) but if caught early and treated, the treatment itself can take a horrible toll and make you look and feel like crap.

He does look 10 years older than he did during the election campaign, though.

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Re: Jack Layton

Postby warden602 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:23 pm

Wow. As much as he looked and sounded rough, it was reassuring to hear his determination - and you can see it in his eyes as well.

Get well soon Jack!

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Re: Jack Layton

Postby dataec » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:45 pm

warden602 wrote:Wow. As much as he looked and sounded rough, it was reassuring to hear his determination - and you can see it in his eyes as well.

Get well soon Jack!


x2, I got the same impression from watching him. He DID look and sound rough but undeniably the determination is there.

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Re: Jack Layton

Postby meathead1 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:46 pm

i'd bet good money it's spread to his liver and he does not have long.
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Re: Jack Layton

Postby Snowman » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:04 pm

meathead1 wrote:i'd bet good money it's spread to his liver and he does not have long.


That was the first thing I thought of last night, hope not. May not like all of his political platform, but I think he is an honest hard working person and like anyone else having to deal with this terrible disease, just does not deserve to have this happen to him.
Good luck Jack, I hope you win your fight with cancer & you do not have to suffer very much in doing so. Heres to your health !
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Re: Jack Layton

Postby Gard » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:38 am

The biggest concern for any man being treated for prostate cancer is having it spread to the lymph nodes or bones.
Both are very common secondary infections.

I wish Jack a speedy recovery. When I saw him and heard his voice on TV I realized how a person's politics are not all that important.
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Re: Jack Layton

Postby GoodWitness » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:29 pm

Gard wrote:When I saw him and heard his voice on TV I realized how a person's politics are not all that important.

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Re: Jack Layton

Postby devilwoman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:06 pm

He looks skeletal. A close family friend had prostate cancer that spread and he aged/lost weight as quickly as Mr Layton appears to have. I wish him a speedy recovery....I'm not a NDP supporter but I've always thought he seems like a decent guy. I don't wish it on anyone.

i'd bet good money it's spread to his liver and he does not have long.


His skin looks "yellow" which is a symptom of jaundice....a side effect of liver cancer, so you may be bang on with that.
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Re: Jack Layton

Postby meathead1 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:00 pm

he looks only slightly better than patrick swayze did just before he died.
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Re: Jack Layton

Postby Longarm9 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:15 pm

I hate his pinko commie leftist politics, but I always thought he seemed like a decent guy personally and would probably be fun to have a pint with.

I sincerely hope he fully recovers, but I fear he may not be long for this world. All the best to you, Jack, and I will pray you make a full recovery.
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Re: Jack Layton

Postby Canadian Blue » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:05 pm

I wish Jack well, even though I personally despise his politics.


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