Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2009
Sometimes, memories are all we have. Often they are foggy but then, well, that’s why we have books and blogs, I guess to capture certain moments. Sometimes the news is even good. Like today’s.
My brother, Jerry, author of two books on Fortean matters and cryptozoology, has been ill for some time.
This week, Jerry decided to address his health publicly, after a year’s silence. Here are parts of his recent update:
As most of you know I was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2008. However, few of you know of the details….
Okay, here it is ~ in the nutshell ~ they found two different types of cancer in my neck. So after three operations and many, many, many trips to doctors and hospitals and over 25 straight days of radiation treatments my latest P.E.T. Scan revived shocking news….
Half my neck is gone, yet it appears almost normal looking (although I do wear turtle necks and scarves when out and about). I can talk but I sound a little different….
So, anyway, back to the P.E.T Scan ~ it showed I was cancer free!…
For his complete blog, see here.
Knock on wood. Of course, I am not letting my guard down while I am hoping for the best, for as Jerry also shares, our brother Bill remains “very, very sick.”
Being the older brother, and with only a few bumps and bruises personally and my sister Susan healthy too, this has been a strange time. I do wish for better times ahead for my younger siblings, with concern and love.
Thoughts and more go out to both of my brothers (and their caring families) on their complete recovery on this long trek back from these recent dark journeys, which seemed to get especially more troubling right after the sudden death of our mother on April 9, 2008 and the passing away of our younger step-sister on August 9, 2008.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.