Chemo = Crazy Nights
Heather on 09/16/2006
I was (and still am) a huge 80\'s rock / metal girl. My children all love and know this wonderful era of music. For they have no choice :)
March of 2005, my son...KJ, 14 at the time...was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, with a large tumor being in his chest. After chemo and surgery (St. Jude\'s), we were told that everything was great. 3 weeks later, the tumor had grown again, and the cancer had spread to his lungs. CRAP! So, more chemo, surgery again, and for precautionary measures...a stem cell transplant with mega dose chemo. We were only given a 30% chance of survival. They don\'t teach you in pre-natal classes how to cope with this shit, ya know? Well...he made it...he freaking made it. March of 2006, we could finally put this all behind us...he gained his strength back, started freshman year of high school, and started happily shaving again.
This week we found out that he now has secondary AML Luekemia, caused from the high doses of chemo. He is 16 now. This is gonna take chemo, possibly radiation, and another transplant...donor marrow this time. He is pretty weak, and it is gonna suck for him to go through this again. About 6 more months of hell.
As a parent...nausea, twisted gut, anger, and sorrow tops my emotional list right now. But what I wanted you to know was this...the first thing he said to me after he was told the news was...singing the whole time...
Here come the \"Crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights!\"
Throughout the whole cancer thing...his favorite songs in the world have been \"Crazy Nights\" and \"My Way\".
You guys have been such an inspiration to him, and he really feels like the lyrics are \"his\". Thank you for the beautiful music, and thank you for unknowingly being an inspiration to my hero...my KJ.