For once, I find myself without anything to say. Those of you familiar with me, or the site, know that you are witnessing a rare occurrence. Last night I learned that Oberon Zell-Ravenheart has been diagnosed with colon cancer. I have confirmed this information, and now I find myself at a loss for words.
Who is Oberon Zell-Ravenheart? Someone far too important to have ever needed to acknowledge the existence of The Magical Buffet, let alone do an interview for us, and yet, he suffered this fool gladly. For those of you who missed it, or want to relive one of my moments of glory, click here.
I have this info to share:
Dear Friends and Loved Ones,
Yesterday I had a meeting yesterday with my doctor, Stephen Denigris, to discuss the results of the biopsy they did on the golfball-sized tumor (lesion) they discovered during my recent colonoscopy, just two days ago. He says it is indeed cancerous, and colon cancer is aggressive and nasty. However, it is far enough up that it can be surgically removed along with about a foot of my descending colon (left side). He said that it appears to be less than a year old, so the chances of a complete removal of all cancerous tissue are excellent.
The only concern is that some of the cancer cells may have migrated into my lymph nodes, which would be a really serious problem, requiring radiation and chemotherapy. To help determine whether or not this may be the case, they took a few vials of my blood for testing, and tomorrow at 2:45 PM PDT, I am scheduled for a CAT scan. The results of the blood work and the CAT scan will be available next Thursday (8/21), when I have an appointment with an abdominal surgeon to discuss upcoming surgery—which we’ll schedule as soon as possible.
The best things about all this so far are that we caught this early enough that it should be completely operable; and at the same time, they’ll be able to repair an abdominal hernia which has been plaguing me for many years.
However, Dr. Denigris also emphasized the importance of prayers and healing energy. Right now, to shrink and contain the tumor as much as possible, so that none of the cancer gets out into surrounding tissue or lymph nodes between now and the surgery. After I get the results of the CAT scan and blood work, I’ll let everyone know the status going into surgery. Then I’ll need all the healing energy I can get on the actual day of the surgery to ensure that everything goes perfectly.
Photo by Nemea Arborvitae
Magic users all over the world have been doing what is being called a Rolling Thunder working, which is when different magical practitioners of varying systems of magical practice all work magic for one specific goal, in this case, to help send healing energy to Oberon. Unfortunately, technically the working ended last night, but I suspect that if you want to pray, work magic, or do both in good measure, Oberon won’t object.
For those of you who would like to send cards or letters of encouragement, you can mail those to:
PO Box 758
Cotati, CA 94931
I will try to keep you guys up to date with what is happening with this elder statesman of magic. Oberon hopes to be able to keep everyone up to date at his site www.oberonzell.com.