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Healthwatch: Jerry D. Coleman

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2009

Coleman Brothers
Above are, from left to right, the Coleman boys, Bill (born 1948), Jerry (born 1951), and that’s me (born 1947) holding the ball. (Not shown, sister Susan, born 1954.)
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A file photo of this 1956 car reminds me of the Nash Rambler our parents owned, although I have no idea what year theirs actually was.

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.

Strange Highways

I’m proud and happy to say Jerry D. Coleman is the author of Strange Highways and More Strange Highways.

More Strange Highways

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.


9 Responses to “Healthwatch: Jerry D. Coleman”

  1. kittenz responds:

    I am very happy that Jerry is doing well. I’ve lost my father, my mother, and my cat to cancer within the past year, and I know what a tough time he must have had with this terrible disease. My best wishes for his continuing improvement and long life.

  2. greywolf responds:

    My best to Jerry and the Coleman family..This cancer is a tough thing to deal with . My sister had breast cancer and is a 3 year survivor and my son had testiculer cancer and is still good after 2years

  3. LanceFoster responds:

    I am glad your brother is doing better now. I almost lost two immediate family members this last year, one from cancer and one from meningitis. Every day above ground is a good one :-)

    This is an old Inuit song that has great meaning for me, and so I want to pass it on to your brother and you, Loren:

    “I think over again
    My small adventures, my fears.
    The small ones that seemed so big,
    For all the vital things I had to get and to reach.
    And yet there is only one great thing, the only thing:
    To live to see the great day that dawns,
    And the light that fills the world.”

  4. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Fantastic news! :-D

  5. Ceroill responds:

    Loren, I’m glad your brother is doing better. I’ve got by fingers crossed, please pass on my best wishes for him. And for you too, I know it’s hard on you both.

  6. cryptidsrus responds:

    Very good news about your brother, Loren.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with him.

    Hope you and the rest of your kin are holding up good.

    May he “discover” for other days to come…

    “Say not the struggle naught availeth…”

  7. megalania responds:

    That’s great that he’s cancer free now. I’ve lost my grandmother to cancer when I was only 12, but I still remember it very well. I hope Bill also gets better. I’ll pray for them both.

  8. Ken Gerhard responds:

    Wonderful news indeed and best wishes to Jerry and his family. He is an excellent researcher and a fantastic person.

  9. nzcryptozoologist responds:

    My sincerest wishes for a speedy recovery for your brother Bill and wunderful news about Jerry. These must have been hard times for you all.
    May things improve.



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