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But Seriously, Folks

February 26, 2005

If y'all read my comments with any degree of zealousness (as I do. I love you, comments!), then maybe you noticed a very sweet comment left the other day by someone named Aunt Rie.

Aunt Rie is not technically my aunt. She is technically my mother's best friend, and has been for about a kazillion forevers. She and her husband, Phil, have been like second parents to me since I was nine years old, and they are excellent people who think I am wonderful. Obviously, that means that they are also brilliant and have good taste. Because it is ALL ABOUT ME.

But anyway. My other father, Phil, was recently diagnosed with cancer, and underwent pretty major surgery on Friday. He's expected to make a full recovery, and we are all very relieved and happy, and YAY, etc., but he's going to be in the hospital for about two weeks.

Two weeks. And they had JUST bought a TiVo, y'all. UNIVERSE, THAT IS SO CRUEL.

So here's what I'm thinking. See, they love my site, and read it religiously, even though I include bad words. (I think they shut their eyes at the dirty parts.) So I was thinking, wouldn't it be nice if all these strangers wished Phil a speedy recovery in the comments section? And then I could print them out and bring them to him in the hospital, and that would be almost as good as Tivo!

And then I thought, well, ALSO, how about if I donate a buck for each comment left, in Phil's name, to the American Cancer Society? That would be a nice thing to do! So I will do that.

So, y'all. I am asking you to please leave a comment wishing Phil a speedy recovery, and for each commenter, I will donate a dollar to the American Cancer Society. It's a good cause, and it will make Phil's day, and YOU WILL ALL BE HEROES TO ME, and I will have your children.

(Possibly I am kidding about having your children.)

I will close comments on Wednesday, so I can bring the list to him on Thursday. Thank you all for participating, and let's all hope that my wonderful Mr. Phil gets better very soon.

So, comment away! Seriously, the more, the better. You are all awesome.

UPDATE: HOLY CRAP! It's Monday morning, and we're nearing the 200 mark. I AM SO EXCITED. This is just unbelievable, y'all! Thank you so much to everyone who has already commented. Your comments have been so sweet and funny, and just awesome. For those who haven't, please do; this is turning out to be WAY cooler than a TiVo, in my opinion.

Also, I would like to point out that I just said "holy crap" instead of "holy shit." I did that for my Aunt Rie. Hi, Aunt Rie! I didn't say shit!

Posted by doxie in General Whining | permalink


Get well soon, Phil! Hospital food is terrible!

Posted by: Erin | February 26, 2005 05:19 PM

Here's wishing you a speedy recovery, Phil! Get well soon!

Posted by: Margaret | February 26, 2005 05:21 PM

Get well soon Phil! Take care!

Posted by: RadiantSky | February 26, 2005 05:29 PM

Phil, i wish you a quick recovery, and the best of health!

Posted by: Snow | February 26, 2005 05:35 PM

Get well soon, Phil -- we're rooting for you!

Posted by: Mirella | February 26, 2005 05:46 PM

Hey Phil, just keep on fighting no matter what, cause take it from me, when youre all done and its gone, boy is it ever sweet!

Posted by: andrew | February 26, 2005 06:10 PM

You're my hero, Phil! Get the hell out of the hospital!

Posted by: Lhiannan | February 26, 2005 06:13 PM

Krya på dig, Phil! (that's "get well soon" in Swedish) Miss Doxie's wish is all our commands!

Posted by: lizardek | February 26, 2005 06:22 PM

Hi! Get better! I feel as though I should return under a different guise several times to get Doxie to give away more money ;)

Posted by: Heather | February 26, 2005 06:22 PM

Best wishes, Phil!

Posted by: Emily | February 26, 2005 06:46 PM

Here's to a speedy recovery, Phil! Best wishes and feel better soon!

Posted by: Susan | February 26, 2005 06:56 PM

Phil, stay positive and get out of that hospital bed as soon as you can talk them into letting you leave. Get well soon! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Justin | February 26, 2005 07:09 PM

Best wishes for the quickest and most complete recovery ever.

Posted by: Erica | February 26, 2005 07:18 PM

Get better soon, Phil!

Posted by: Kathryn | February 26, 2005 07:28 PM

Phil--you have two weeks to figure out how to get tivo hooked up to the hospital television! good luck!

Posted by: jaime | February 26, 2005 07:34 PM

Phil! It's TiVo for God's sake! Hurry up and get well, 'cause just think of the shows you are MISSING!! I jest! sort of. Please feel better soon!


Posted by: Wickedfun | February 26, 2005 07:42 PM

Feel better, Phil! Cancer sucks; this I know! I just finished my 14th and FINAL (hooray!) round of chemo, and I hope your surgery means that you don't have to do any of that. Don't worry -- being stuck in the hospital is a great excuse to have others wait on you hand and foot! Enjoy it while it lasts! ;)

And, as a new owner of TiVo myself, it's definitely something to look forward to when you get out of the hospital. Good luck with everything! :)

Posted by: Lauren | February 26, 2005 07:50 PM

Here's to a speedy recovery and a short hospital stay! Have someone smuggle in food for you cause that hospital food is not good.
with love, latifa

Posted by: latifa | February 26, 2005 07:53 PM

Well, you know I ALWAYS comment so I couldn't let this go by, of course.

Obviously you love Phil a lot which means he must be an amazing guy AND he must wear really cute shoes, right? :)

I wish Phil all the best; get well soon and take of yourself cause cool people love you!

Posted by: Em | February 26, 2005 07:56 PM

Na zdrowie, Phil! ("To your health," in Polish--it's technically a toast, but I thought for a dear friend of Doxie's that would be appropriate.)

Posted by: Jenny | February 26, 2005 08:00 PM

Get well and feel better soon, Phil!

Posted by: bre | February 26, 2005 08:27 PM

Get well soon Phil! Miss Doxie you roxie!

Posted by: Becca | February 26, 2005 08:28 PM

*waving* Hi Phil! Get well soon! It's true, hospital food is terrible. I hope you get some super cute nurses to make up for it.

Posted by: Gretchen C. | February 26, 2005 08:31 PM

Get well soon, Phil.

Posted by: Dabney | February 26, 2005 08:43 PM

Dear Mr Phil Man:

I hope that you get to escape hospital soon (make a run for it in your gown while the nurses aren't looking, back home to TiVo! Nooo, I kid), with your health all shiny and new.

Much love and good wishes from the crazy land down under... Everybody's been leaving cool messages in their native tongues, but I can't think of any aussie-type-health-related-expressions, so I'll just leave you with -

"On ya mate!!!" (it's kinda like, good work! rock on!)

Posted by: Babs | February 26, 2005 08:50 PM

Wishing you the best, Phil!!

Posted by: LuckyUs | February 26, 2005 08:51 PM

Phil, you are so brave, best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Posted by: Charlotte | February 26, 2005 08:53 PM

Phil - I wish you a speedy and smooth recovery... You'll be in my prayers. Best wishes.

Posted by: Sabine | February 26, 2005 08:59 PM

Get well soon, Phil! Your Tivo is anxiously awaiting your return, I'll bet, and I don't even HAVE a Tivo so I believe it's VERY IMPORTANT that you get home to yours. ;)

Posted by: Mir | February 26, 2005 08:59 PM

hope you get better soon phil. like really, really soon. you rock.
PS doxie? you also rock. this was definitely one of your "brilliant" ideas.

Posted by: amy | February 26, 2005 09:01 PM

Please get well soon! I know how awful the hospital can be (unless you've got drugs), so feel better and get out!! My whole family is sending you our prayers and best wishes...here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Lindz | February 26, 2005 09:03 PM

Sending Get Well wishes to you Phil all the way from Texas.

Posted by: Brighton | February 26, 2005 09:20 PM

Phil -- Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and reunion with your TiVo! Get well soon.

Posted by: bee | February 26, 2005 09:27 PM

Phil - best wishes. Yay, TiVo!

Posted by: ginevra | February 26, 2005 09:39 PM

Best wishes and best of health, Phil!

Posted by: Summer | February 26, 2005 09:41 PM

Phil--I am sending you happy thoughts and best wishes all the way from Kirkland, Washington. Get well NOW, you hear?

Posted by: Debi | February 26, 2005 10:00 PM

Was it something I said? Come home soon. I'm all shiny and sparkly and I have new batteries in my remote, all for YOU! I miss you, my man. Get well soon.

Posted by: Tivo | February 26, 2005 10:21 PM

Get well soon, Phil! Your TiVo awaits! And if I were you, I'd check the TiVo Suggests list to see what Doxie has been watching while you were gone.

Posted by: Erica | February 26, 2005 10:22 PM

Hi Phil!

First of all, I know that you might not be having the best of days. Nurses, while well-intentioned folk for the most part, are underpaid and significantly smaller-breasted than prime time television leads you to believe, and they're also (technically) not allowed to sneak you a couple extra pumps of happy juice without a doctor's orders. I know, I've asked.

I don't know, however, exactly how you feel and exactly what you're going through, because- while I had the misfortune of getting sick myself- it was well before the advent of TiVo and the only thing I had to look forward to upon my return to civilization was more math homework. But you, my friend, you have TIVO! And also the knowledge that your darling little Doxie has agreed to have my illegitimate love child.

Get well soon, dear, and we may even name her after you. TiVo Philina Doxie. You have to admit, it has a certain ring to it.

Posted by: Kat | February 26, 2005 10:41 PM

Feel Better Phil!! we are praying for you!!

Posted by: Melanie | February 26, 2005 11:19 PM

Wishing you the best, Phil!

Posted by: JenE | February 26, 2005 11:36 PM

Get well Phil.

Posted by: Ish | February 26, 2005 11:52 PM

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Phil! Your TiVo will miss you, but it will also wait for you, because that is what it does.

The love of the TiVo, it is real. Here's hoping you'll get back to it quickly.

Posted by: Dawnie | February 27, 2005 12:05 AM

hi! im glad to hear that you will be recovering. Enjoy your day, and God bless you.

Posted by: beeaunka | February 27, 2005 12:12 AM

Dear Phil,

I'm glad the surgery went so well! Rock on with your healthy self! Miss Doxie Fans love you!!!

Posted by: Kiki | February 27, 2005 12:57 AM

I have an Aunt Rie! Alas, she does not have a Phil counterpart. Hope you feel better, Phil!

Posted by: Erin T | February 27, 2005 12:58 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Phil.

Posted by: Kathleen | February 27, 2005 01:30 AM

Hey Phil! Get better, man! You obviously have people who care a lot about you, so you must be pretty spiffy to get them to all love you so much!! Here are some hugs from a complete stranger, and I hope you're feeling great before you know it!

Posted by: roler | February 27, 2005 01:41 AM

Feel better soon, Phil!

Posted by: Joolie | February 27, 2005 01:48 AM

Long time lurker coming out of hiding. You rock, Miss Doxie.

And get well soon, Phil. Every Miss Doxie lurker is rooting for you to pull through.


Posted by: Cheridan | February 27, 2005 01:50 AM

Man, hope your doin well, it must be cool to know so many people are lookin out for you and hoping you get back at it soon. I sure would think it was rad. Anyway, get some rest, take it easy and know I am praying for you. ROCK ON!

Posted by: Gabriel | February 27, 2005 01:54 AM

PHIL! GET BETTER SOON! I'm glad your cancer wasn't too serious. My boyfriend had cancer at 17, and had to undergo chemo and radiation, the whole bit. He's 20 now and still goin strong, and I'm sure you will be too! Cancer does not have to be a death sentence.

Was that too serious? Maybe. ANYWAY, I'll be praying for you distant stranger through the internet, get well soon!

Posted by: Erin | February 27, 2005 01:59 AM

Phil! A very speedy recovery from a very strange stranger.

Posted by: Rachel | February 27, 2005 02:42 AM

Get well soon Phil!!!

Posted by: Jess | February 27, 2005 03:57 AM


Posted by: Kelsey | February 27, 2005 03:59 AM

I can only say that I *love* your little Miss Doxie. I'd do anything for her! Ok well not anything but sending you a big "Get Well!!
wish and a prayer to the "Big Guy" upstairs on your behalf isn't too much to ask. Especially when donations to charity is involved!

I really and sincerely hope you are feeling better soon!!

Oh and ummm good luck on learning how to work the TiVo! Tee hee!

Posted by: Jennah | February 27, 2005 04:09 AM


(And I almost wrote that as FELL BETTER SOON. Please don't fell better.)

Posted by: Tiffany | February 27, 2005 04:13 AM

Word gou beter, Phil. That's Afrikaans for "Get well soon." Here's to a speedy recovery and plenty of Tivo-y goodness in the near future.

Posted by: Gill | February 27, 2005 05:14 AM

お大事に (odaiji ni)! Get-better thoughts for you from Japan!

Posted by: emmling | February 27, 2005 07:04 AM

For such a good cause, I will definitely come out of lurkdom!

Get thee well Phil, and get back to TiVo!

Posted by: DMouse | February 27, 2005 07:07 AM

Speed recovery wishes to Mr. Phil!!

May Miss Doxie get so many comments here that it completely blows her shoe shopping budget. ;)

Posted by: Julie | February 27, 2005 07:47 AM

Glad to hear your surgery went well, Phil! Hope you're feeling better soon, and can get back to your Tivo! mmmmmmmm, Tivo!

Posted by: Kimmer | February 27, 2005 07:52 AM

Phil, I hope your health improves and your spirit remains undiminished. Also, may your nurses be attentive, knowledgable, and cute as well. Rock on.

Posted by: David | February 27, 2005 08:11 AM

Glad to hear you're on the mend, Phil. I'll keep a good thought for your full recovery.

Think they'll let you keep the hospital gown?

Posted by: Sister Rae | February 27, 2005 08:27 AM

Phil, feel better soon, glad to hear you're on the mend!

Posted by: Katrina | February 27, 2005 08:32 AM

Hey phil,

Miss Doxie is brilliant so you must be brilliant too, so i'm saying get better soon and let the brilliance spread! Seriously, I'm glad to hear all went well and get better as soon as possible

*huggles* from a complete stranger in Scotland for a full recovery!


Posted by: Moneypenny | February 27, 2005 08:43 AM

Phil, hopefully you have some good buddies who are sneaking some decent food in for you. Here in eastern North Carolina, we usually try to sneak barbecue and hush puppies in to our ailing friends and relatives. The restorative power of good food should never be underestimated!

Posted by: Melissa | February 27, 2005 08:44 AM

Phil, wishing you only the best of health, and SOON.

God bless!!!

Posted by: Lisa | February 27, 2005 09:06 AM

Get well soon, Phil! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Posted by: Callie | February 27, 2005 09:18 AM

AAAAOOOOOOHHHHHMMMMMM!! (see fingers making circules on my knee) Phather Phil will playing golf on Thursday OOOHHHMMMM!!! <- that was me sending positive healing energy.

Posted by: lisame | February 27, 2005 09:38 AM

Shoot, I thought I'd be the first with the well-wishes from Japan. Well Phil, here's hoping you feel nice and "genki" real soon. (genki= healthy, energetic, happy, and the list goes on-- basically, its a word that encompasses all that is good and wonderful.)

Posted by: Monica | February 27, 2005 09:52 AM

Phil and family. I do healing prayer work - sending some good energy your way.


Posted by: Susan | February 27, 2005 10:24 AM

well, this is as excellent a time to stop lurking as any. All the best, Phil. I'll send my thoughts as often as I can spare them.

Posted by: erica | February 27, 2005 11:02 AM

Get well soon, Phil!

Posted by: Kate | February 27, 2005 11:06 AM

Wishing you all the best, Phil! Get well soon.

Posted by: Chris | February 27, 2005 11:17 AM

Drink Coffee - Feel Peace - Get Well. From Seattle. :)

Posted by: JPanda | February 27, 2005 11:26 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Phil!

Posted by: another erica | February 27, 2005 11:26 AM

Hope you are recuperating quickly, Phil! Best wishes.

Posted by: Bay | February 27, 2005 11:28 AM

I hope you feel better soon, Phil, and that these comments raise hundereds of dollars!

Posted by: Kelly | February 27, 2005 11:47 AM

Kick cancer's butt, Phil! Get well soon.

Posted by: becky | February 27, 2005 11:51 AM

get feeling better soon, Phil. And if you see that cute male nurse who took care of me when I fell off my desk and got a concussion (true) tell him hi from me!

Posted by: Kirsti | February 27, 2005 11:56 AM

Get well soon, Phil! Best wishes and lots of happy thoughts!

Posted by: Moriah | February 27, 2005 12:06 PM

Get better Dr. Phil! (can I call you Dr. Phil, like the guy on TV? Definitely TiVo him once you're out, he's a scream and a half!)

Posted by: Kate | February 27, 2005 12:12 PM

The power of Doxie compels me. Get well soon, Phil! Kick that cancer like a mother!

Posted by: Carlton | February 27, 2005 12:32 PM

Dear Phil, get well soon!!

Posted by: Heather | February 27, 2005 12:38 PM

Hope you're feeling better soon, Phil. You sure do have a lot of people on your side. That's awesome! Best wishes from Texas.

Posted by: Suzy | February 27, 2005 12:45 PM

de-lurking to wish Phil a speedy recovery from our nation's capital!

Posted by: gemini | February 27, 2005 12:55 PM

Feel better soon, Phil. All the best from NYC.

Posted by: Brigitte | February 27, 2005 12:56 PM

Get well soon Phil!! Thanks for the great idea Doxie!

Posted by: Nikki | February 27, 2005 01:26 PM

Get well Phil! Remember to keep the back of your gown shut!

Posted by: Aaron | February 27, 2005 01:27 PM

Feel better soon, Phil. You've got to keep Miss Doxie in check! :)
Oh, and what Aaron said.

Posted by: draadje | February 27, 2005 01:47 PM

Here's wishing you a smooth recovery from the surgery, Phil.

Posted by: Karen | February 27, 2005 01:58 PM

Two weeks of hospital food, oh, Phil, how my heart goes out to you. I wish you a speedy recovery and plenty of home-cooked food (or take out--either one works) ASAP!

Posted by: Molly | February 27, 2005 01:58 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Phil! Hope you kick that cancer's butt. Miss Doxie ~ you're awesome.

Posted by: catherino | February 27, 2005 02:10 PM

Hi Phil! Get well soon!

Posted by: bmh | February 27, 2005 02:18 PM

Hugs, Phil! Godspeed on the recovery!

Posted by: Lori | February 27, 2005 02:37 PM

Hi Phil! Sending "get well" greetings from Chicago. Now get home and start programming that TiVo. :)

Posted by: SpaceCase | February 27, 2005 02:53 PM

Phil- Here's to you and a fast recovery! Keep your head up and keep laughing it will heal you. I will pray that you feel a little better everyday!!! Take care!

Posted by: Kristi | February 27, 2005 02:56 PM

Get well soon Phil! You'll be in my thoughts. Take care!!

Posted by: Jessie | February 27, 2005 03:10 PM

Get well soon Phil! :)

Posted by: Snapper a.k.a. Miss 100 | February 27, 2005 03:20 PM

Best wishes from a total stranger :) I hope your wife Tivo'd lots of good stuff for you to watch when you finally get to go home!

If you can go two whole weeks without Tivo than you KNOW that you can kick cancer's ass.

Posted by: Rachael | February 27, 2005 03:31 PM

Dear Phil,

I don't know you, and I only really know Miss Doxie from reading her site, but I DO know that with people like her in your corner, cancer doesn't stand a chance.

Get well soon!

Posted by: Sarah | February 27, 2005 03:34 PM

Phil - get well soon our thoughts are with you.

Posted by: MJF | February 27, 2005 03:41 PM

good luck phil. Well done Ms. Doxie.

Posted by: michael | February 27, 2005 03:53 PM

Good luck, Phil!

Posted by: Ben | February 27, 2005 03:54 PM

I kissed Ben so that he would leave that comment!


Posted by: michael | February 27, 2005 03:56 PM

Get well soon Phil!

Posted by: Nancy | February 27, 2005 04:12 PM

Phil, my friend, please do get well soon. I think I'm comment 108 or so, so Doxie is frighteningly close to writing a biiiiig check to the American Cancer Society. Hopefully, her donation will be too late to help you. (That doesn't sound good, but I mean it in a good way.)

Take care!

Posted by: TexasTracy | February 27, 2005 04:30 PM

Phil, best wishes for a speedy recovery! Tons of smiles coming at you from Wisconsin.

Posted by: Weetabix | February 27, 2005 04:36 PM

Best wishes that you'll soon be home with your good health, family, friends and TiVo!

Posted by: Shu | February 27, 2005 04:53 PM

Please get better as fast as you can... You wouldn't want all that TIVO to go to waste, but I guess it's a good thing you have it so you don't miss anything.

Posted by: Megan | February 27, 2005 05:13 PM

Phil, I'm holding my thumbs for you over here (which is the Austrian version of "crossing my fingers - not because I'm Austrian, I'm not, I'm Canadian - but the phrase is that damn amusing)!!!

Thanks for keeping me laughing Leigh, and all the best to your family :)

Posted by: Jen | February 27, 2005 05:26 PM

You go, Phil!!! My 6 year old has a chronic disease...so the sooner out of the hospital, the better. We all luv, luv, luv your 'daughter' Miss Doxie!!

Get up and Go, ASAP, Phil!! ;0)

Posted by: georganna | February 27, 2005 05:33 PM

Get well soon Phil. Hurry home so you can watch Tivo.

Posted by: karla | February 27, 2005 06:02 PM

Wishing you a quick recovery Phil!

Posted by: Kristin | February 27, 2005 06:18 PM

115! Wow! That's wonderful and amazing. Congrats! (Doxie, you don't have to count this'un if it'll break the bank. ;) heh.)

Posted by: Heather | February 27, 2005 06:24 PM

If she would stop hiding the damn keys I would be happy to come help you eat your hospital food. You don't want those eggs, right?

Posted by: Bo | February 27, 2005 06:28 PM

Get well soon, Phil! Your Tivo is waiting for you! :)

Posted by: gin | February 27, 2005 06:38 PM

Get well soon!

Posted by: darrel | February 27, 2005 06:38 PM

if by sending my best wishes you mean to tell a joke, then:

mahatma gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. he also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. this made him...... a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

and if that's not what you mean....then best wishes from Scotland

Posted by: eileen | February 27, 2005 07:05 PM

Go Phil! You will so totally kick cancer's skinny white ass.
And thank God for TiVo.

Get well soon.

Posted by: Jen | February 27, 2005 07:09 PM

Hey Phil,

This is El Dukay. Just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. I can also sneak in anything you need into the hospital. Just say the word.

As soon as you have recovered, I am taking you up to the mountains with me to do a little fly fishing. Thanks for being such a great friend.

Get well soon!

Posted by: El Dukay | February 27, 2005 07:12 PM

Get well Phil, go home and enjoy TiVo!

Posted by: fox | February 27, 2005 07:53 PM

Get well soon, Phil.
i don't know you, but the people who do seem to love you with all their heart. thats so special.

all the best and my thoughts

Posted by: english | February 27, 2005 08:16 PM

Jen from Austin, Texas here. Salud! Which is a toast to your good health. Following said toast, you take a huge sip of a salty margarita on the rocks.

Get out of the hospital and have a delicious margarita!

Get well!

Posted by: Jenjapea | February 27, 2005 08:43 PM

Phil, I gotta tell you... Tivo is far more awesome than the hospital. You must leave one to embrace the other. Get well soon! SOON!

Posted by: Al | February 27, 2005 08:57 PM

Geez, I rarely comment, but this is such a great cause! Get well soon, Phil!

Posted by: Anne A. | February 27, 2005 09:21 PM

Get well soon, Phil! We're all pulling for you.

Posted by: Michele | February 27, 2005 09:24 PM

Phil: I'm delurking to say get well soon. Yes, yes, I lurk, but I adore Miss Doxie, so any friend of hers is a friend of mine. And on behalf of her loyal readers, we'll be thinking about you and wishing the very best.

Posted by: annalives | February 27, 2005 09:27 PM

Hoping for a speedy and long-lasting recovery! Get well soon, Phil!

Posted by: silene | February 27, 2005 09:42 PM

Hey Phil, Get better soon!

From one of the many loyal SAHP forum readers on about. We all love love love Doxie!

Posted by: Beth | February 27, 2005 09:45 PM

Phil, pheel better soon, okay? You're so lucky to have Doxie!

Posted by: missbanshee | February 27, 2005 09:48 PM

Phil will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Martha | February 27, 2005 09:48 PM

Get better soon, Phil! And take El Dukay up on his offer, and maybe he can sneak the TiVo into the hospital? Or at least a cheeseburger.

Posted by: Erin | February 27, 2005 10:05 PM

best wishes for a rapid recovery, Phil.

Posted by: annie | February 27, 2005 10:11 PM

Many hospital mercies to you, Phil, none the least of which is a super size hospital gown. When Ralph Lauren starts designing those gowns the world will be a better place. And prettier too. Meanwhile make El Dukay smuggle in pjs with the cheeseburgers.

And you should totally track places from where people send good wishes. You're already an international prayer magnet, wouldn't it be fun to know what a global celeb you really are? Overnight and everything? Aaaah, the Doxie love. It comes back, don't it?

And in case the TiVo hasn't been set up, Trump fired Tara. ;)

xxoo and all the best.

Posted by: Miss Fish | February 27, 2005 11:00 PM

Ummm, who's too stupid to put where she's from?

-Fish from Houston.

Posted by: Miss Fish | February 27, 2005 11:02 PM

This may well be my first comment here..and I canot think of a better occassion for outing myself than to wish you, Phil, the speediest of recoveries :)
A sunbeam to warm you, good luck to charm you,
a Sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you,
laughter to cheer you, faithful friends near you,
and whenever you pray, heaven to hear you.

Posted by: Jules | February 27, 2005 11:13 PM

Get well soon, Phil!

Posted by: Lindsey | February 27, 2005 11:21 PM

All best wishes for the speediest of recoveries, Phil.

Posted by: Emilie | February 27, 2005 11:35 PM


You're faux-daughter often forces me to stifle laughter at work, causing people to give me that charming "you're on the drugs son, aren't you?" look that I SO TREASURE.

I hope your recovery is speedy and full.

Posted by: Jake | February 27, 2005 11:40 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Phil!

Posted by: Sarah | February 27, 2005 11:49 PM

Get well soon Phil!

Posted by: Rachel | February 27, 2005 11:52 PM

Get better soon, Phil!

Posted by: Jill | February 28, 2005 12:42 AM

Just wanted to send some love and good thoughts to Phil, wishing you a speedy recovery and hope there's plenty of cute nurses in the hospital to look after you and maybe, if you're lucky, give you sponge baths.

Posted by: Eve | February 28, 2005 12:43 AM

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Audrey in small-town Illinois

Posted by: Oozaroo | February 28, 2005 01:00 AM

get well phil!

Posted by: j | February 28, 2005 01:05 AM

As someone who has had her share of hospital stays lately I wish you the best on a fast recovery. Stay away from the hospital food and fight with all you have.

Posted by: basketballmom | February 28, 2005 01:24 AM

Best wishes with your surgery, Phil. Get better soon!

Kindest Regards,
Pez near Seattle

Posted by: Pez | February 28, 2005 02:06 AM

Phil, I'm sure your surgery will go fine and you will recover quickly. However, I'm gonna send a bunch of happy thoughts and pleasant wishes your way. Good luck!

Posted by: Elizabeth | February 28, 2005 02:29 AM

Best wishes and good thoughts and hopes for a speedy recovery to Phil!

Posted by: JG | February 28, 2005 02:43 AM

Get well soon phil and best wsishes for a speedy recovery

Andover, UK

Posted by: Egg | February 28, 2005 04:13 AM

Get well soon Phil. Wish you a speedy and happy recovery

Posted by: jesse | February 28, 2005 05:23 AM

"Gute Besserung" (Get well soon) from Berlin, Germany

Posted by: Iris | February 28, 2005 05:41 AM

Hey, hon! (a Baltimore greeting)
Rock da house! Feel better soon, hon!

Posted by: daisy | February 28, 2005 06:20 AM

Get well soon Phil! Everybody is rooting for you!

Posted by: Duckie | February 28, 2005 07:31 AM

Phil, hang in there and just think about how great TiVo will be once you get out - no more commercials. Seriously though, heal and get better. They can make you better, stonger, faster in the hospital.

Posted by: Trish | February 28, 2005 07:36 AM

Hi, Miss Doxie's Phil -

Please feel better soon.

F*ck the symphony.

Posted by: Beth | February 28, 2005 07:56 AM

Phil--you are in our thoughts and prayers! Here's to a speedy recovery!!

Posted by: Amy | February 28, 2005 07:56 AM

Best wishes for a speedy and lasting recovery!

Posted by: j | February 28, 2005 08:25 AM

Hi Phil! You're in my thoughts! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Posted by: Kimberly K | February 28, 2005 08:45 AM

Phil, get well soon, our prayers are with you.

Posted by: M | February 28, 2005 08:53 AM

Get well Phil!

Posted by: Sheryl | February 28, 2005 09:01 AM

Phil, all the best for a quikc and complete return to full health.

Posted by: Sandra | February 28, 2005 09:03 AM

Get well soon, Phil!

Posted by: E | February 28, 2005 09:10 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a quick return to your Tivo!

Posted by: Morgan | February 28, 2005 09:19 AM

Get well soon!

Posted by: Kristin | February 28, 2005 09:27 AM

Hey Phil, wanted to wish you the best and hope you feel and get better soon!!!!

Posted by: brea | February 28, 2005 09:33 AM

I hope the TiVo doesn't overload while you're recovering! Best of luck and health in the future!

Posted by: Karrie | February 28, 2005 09:41 AM

Phil - get better soon!

Posted by: Laura | February 28, 2005 09:45 AM

I hope you're on your way to wellness soon, Phil!

Posted by: Jen | February 28, 2005 09:59 AM

Get well soon, Phil :)

Posted by: Germaine | February 28, 2005 10:03 AM

Hope you feel better soon, Phil!

Posted by: Erratic Prophet | February 28, 2005 10:06 AM

phil, close your eyes... this is a dirty part.


Posted by: taerna | February 28, 2005 10:10 AM

Here's to a speedy recovery, Phil. Get home soon and have Miss Doxie bring over her therapy dogs.

Posted by: steph | February 28, 2005 10:12 AM

(doing a happy dance for Phil) Yeah! You get to go home soon! Hospitals suck, but sponge baths can be fun:)
Doxie....you dont have to have my love children...i already have 2 of those. (plus im a girl so i dont think it would work)

Posted by: Queen of the Kitchen | February 28, 2005 10:13 AM

Mr. Phil,

Rest much, heal quickly, and don't let Miss Doxie visit and make you laugh until your stitches come out.

And don't let the dogs in your hospital bed. You know how they get.

Very best wishes for a speedy recovery,

grandefille in Tennessee

Posted by: grandefille | February 28, 2005 10:16 AM

P.S. -- Tell Miss Doxie to go to Zappos.com and get you some nice shoes as a get-well gift. They were having a good sale on men's shoes.


Posted by: grandefille | February 28, 2005 10:19 AM

One of Doxie's long-time readers saying Feel Better Soon, Phil! Also, MONKEY!

Posted by: Barb in Boston | February 28, 2005 10:24 AM

Phil, all the best wishes for a good round of cancer butt-kickin', coming to you live from Philadelphia. Feel better real soon!

Posted by: Coleen | February 28, 2005 10:26 AM

phil, best wishes and a speedy recovery!

Posted by: keight | February 28, 2005 10:29 AM

Get well, Phil! Speedy recovery!

Posted by: Meredith | February 28, 2005 10:34 AM

Get well soon Phil!

Cancer = bad

Recovery = Good.

Posted by: Rachel | February 28, 2005 10:38 AM

Best wishes from KY, Phil! Get well soon!

Posted by: Marla | February 28, 2005 10:41 AM

Kick that cancer's ass, Phil!

Posted by: Joanna | February 28, 2005 10:41 AM

Best of luck to you, Phil. Get well soon.

Posted by: bad penguin | February 28, 2005 10:44 AM

Phil, here's wishing you a swift recovery, and all the best to you and your family from Indiana, America's heartland.

Posted by: TheMac | February 28, 2005 10:59 AM

Best of luck, Phil, and take good care. . . enjoy the TIVO during the recovery!

Posted by: Jennifer | February 28, 2005 10:59 AM

Best wishes to you, Phil, for a speedy recovery.
And isn't Miss Doxie very sweet and nice (and also brilliant, of course) for doing the donations-for-comments thingy?

God bless you and Aunt Rie,

Posted by: LadyBug | February 28, 2005 11:21 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Phil. Hope things turn around for the best in good time!

Posted by: Kerry | February 28, 2005 11:25 AM

Phil, I hope you get well soon! And then you can enjoy your TIVO with reckless abandon.

Posted by: Neurotic Grad Student | February 28, 2005 11:26 AM

Have a speedy recovery. You are in my prayers.


Posted by: Brad | February 28, 2005 11:27 AM

Phil, I'm wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get back to your TiVo (and to doting on Miss Doxie, of course)! Get well soon!

Posted by: Debra | February 28, 2005 11:29 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Lauren | February 28, 2005 11:29 AM

I hope they give you the Good Drugs and the Good Jello (the kind with grapes!). Get well soon!

Posted by: renee | February 28, 2005 11:32 AM

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Phil. Gotta get home to that TiVo!

Posted by: Jen | February 28, 2005 11:39 AM

Glad to hear your surgery went well, even though I don't know you! Go, Phil!

Posted by: Jana | February 28, 2005 11:40 AM

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery Phil!

Posted by: rebecca | February 28, 2005 11:41 AM

Be well, Phil! (from NYC)

Posted by: Kim | February 28, 2005 11:46 AM

Get well soon Phil! It's great that you're in recovery! Thanks for donationg money, Doxie. I comment in memory of my father-in-law, Ron, who passed away last year of cancer.

Posted by: Catherine | February 28, 2005 11:47 AM

Okay, I am delurking for this. Also, avoiding my work. Which works for me. Hope you have a speedy recovery, Phil. And Miss Doxie? Thanks for giving me the giggles at work.

Posted by: alisa | February 28, 2005 11:49 AM

I'm sending my best wellness energy for a quick recovery - get well soon!

Posted by: Carrie | February 28, 2005 11:49 AM

good luck phil!

Posted by: anon | February 28, 2005 11:50 AM

Get well super-soon, Phil!

It will probably take him two weeks just to read all these lovely comments, and Doxie could have bought him a TiVo just for his hospital room with all the comment dollars. But a donation is an even nicer thing than a TiVo.

Man, I love the Internet some days.

Posted by: amalah | February 28, 2005 11:53 AM

I wish you a speedy recovery Phil. Get well soon!

Posted by: smartjuice | February 28, 2005 11:53 AM

Get well soon Phil!

TiVo awaits:-)

Shelly from California

Posted by: Shelly | February 28, 2005 12:11 PM

Fuck cancer!

Posted by: Christy | February 28, 2005 12:14 PM

Delurkers Against Cancer say Pheel Better Soon, Phil...

Posted by: IV:XX | February 28, 2005 12:18 PM

Here's to a speedy recovery surrounded by friends and family! Get well soon.

Posted by: Kirsten | February 28, 2005 12:23 PM

Delurking to say get well, Phil! And hang in there, Aunt Rie.

Posted by: sarah | February 28, 2005 12:39 PM

I hope you're feeling fit as a fiddle super-soon, Phil! Any friend of Miss Doxie's is a friend of mine, and I am happy to hear that you're on the path to recovery.

With virtual hugs,

Posted by: Editrix | February 28, 2005 12:39 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Posted by: andrea | February 28, 2005 12:40 PM

Miss Doxie, I think what you are doing is awesome and brilliant! But most of all - get all better soon Phil!

Posted by: Jillian | February 28, 2005 12:41 PM

Phil, just remember... do NOT wear your hospital gown like a super hero cape. It's not near as heroic as you'd think it might be!

Get well soon!
Sarah in SC

Posted by: Sarah | February 28, 2005 12:48 PM

Phil, hope you're feeling much better now. Best wishes...

Posted by: Her Ladyship | February 28, 2005 12:51 PM

Michigan (okay maybe not ALL of Michigan, but at least my portion) is sending huge well wishes to Phil and also a big thank you to Doxie for her generous donation!

Posted by: Miss | February 28, 2005 12:56 PM

All the best to Phil and Auntie Rie. Wishing you a very speedy recovery so you can get home and watch your much coveted Tivo!!

Miss Doxie: what an amazing and generous idea!!

Posted by: Krista | February 28, 2005 01:03 PM

Pheel better soon, Phil!

Posted by: marinan | February 28, 2005 01:13 PM

Whoa, I am floored by the sheer volume of comments. You feeling the love here, Phil? That Doxie mojo is some strong shit. Stuff, I mean. Nice girls don't cuss.

Leigh, you can skip the dollar on this one because (a) I've commented before and (b) I've got it covered.

Posted by: Gretchen C. again | February 28, 2005 01:15 PM

Doxie, thanks for being one of those people that makes this world a little better place. This is the best dollar I never had to spend!

Get well soon, Phil.

Posted by: allison | February 28, 2005 01:22 PM

Thinking of you Phil!

Tessie in Dallas

Posted by: Tess | February 28, 2005 01:29 PM

Add some get-well vibes from Canada to the mix. I hope you're on your pheet phast Phil!


Posted by: Shawna | February 28, 2005 01:38 PM

I'm sending millions of good thoughts your way, Phil.

I wish you a speedy recovery!

Posted by: Amers | February 28, 2005 01:39 PM

Phil - I hope you're feeling better soon, best wishes from NYC!!

Miss Doxie - delurking to say thank you for your generosity and for taking the time to make all of us laugh with your fantastic writing.

Posted by: Elizabeth | February 28, 2005 01:49 PM

Mr. Phil, I hope you get well soon! Lots of luck to you!

Posted by: Jenny | February 28, 2005 01:57 PM

Best wishes, Phil - we're thinking good thoughts for you from Canada! Speedy recovery, good TiVo, edible sustenance from the hospital food workers and general all around happiness!

Posted by: NJen | February 28, 2005 02:01 PM

I'm sending loads and loads of good thoughts your way, Phil. You're going to be back to 100% in no time with all of these people pulling for you!

Posted by: Heather | February 28, 2005 02:05 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and to duplicate what has been said many times, avoid the hospital food as much as possible.

Posted by: Jessie | February 28, 2005 02:06 PM

I love you Mr. Phil! Hurry up and get well! My father needs his Red Rider buddy!

Posted by: Ziz | February 28, 2005 02:09 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Good work with the donations.

Posted by: Paula | February 28, 2005 02:13 PM

Get well soon Phil!

Posted by: Tijuana | February 28, 2005 02:14 PM

Feel better soon, Unca Phil!

Posted by: ginger | February 28, 2005 02:17 PM

Best Wishes...I'll be sending loads of positive energy vibes your way!

Posted by: alina | February 28, 2005 02:21 PM

I am winging my best get well wishes to you, Phil! Like I told my uncle (who just finished his first round of chemo), now is the time to get NetFlix and watch all those movies you've meant to watch. Stay strong!

Posted by: Felisa | February 28, 2005 02:24 PM

My best wishes for a speedy recovery, Phil!
Also, could you hug that Miss Doxie for me. She's a peach.

Posted by: Melinda | February 28, 2005 02:39 PM

Dear Phil,

Do you feel the love? It is the big-Miss Doxie-we-are-the-world love and it is wrapping all around you and hugging you with the best possible hug ever from SO many people and all this good energy is going to make you feel well and strong.

May you have a lovely day and get to go home soon!

All the best, Elizabeth

Posted by: bluepoppy | February 28, 2005 02:47 PM

Get well soon, Mr. Phil! The wonderful world of TiVo awaits!

Posted by: sockgirlie | February 28, 2005 02:51 PM

Sending healing thoughts from Austin, TX, to Phil. Hope you're better soon!

Posted by: Cindy | February 28, 2005 02:51 PM

Hi Phil!!
I'm here in the beautiful island of Anguilla in the West Indies telling you to get better soon and remember to always live strong!

Posted by: Vanessa | February 28, 2005 03:05 PM

Hang in there Phil! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Posted by: spinningtrixie | February 28, 2005 03:08 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Posted by: Mel | February 28, 2005 03:11 PM

Please don't be kidding about having my children. Kthnx.

Hey, Phil! Hope you get out of that lousy hospital soon. I bet you look sexy in that hospital gown.

Posted by: Cunning Linguist | February 28, 2005 03:16 PM

Best of luck to you, Phil...I hope the two weeks go by very quickly!

Posted by: soma | February 28, 2005 03:18 PM

I said a prayer for you Phil! Take care and get well soon!!

Posted by: Monique | February 28, 2005 03:41 PM

Good health and wishes towards you, Phil.

Posted by: Andrea | February 28, 2005 03:43 PM

I hope you phil better soon, Phil.

Posted by: Fruitdog | February 28, 2005 03:51 PM

Get well, Phil! You will be in our thoughts and prayers!

Posted by: Jami Lynn | February 28, 2005 04:07 PM

Get well, Mr. Phil! I hope you get home to your TIVO... and your family... quickly. Best wishes on a speedy recovery!

Posted by: Debbie | February 28, 2005 04:09 PM

Hope you are feeling better Phil! Mahna mahna from Memphis, Tennessee!

Posted by: Hello_Mimi | February 28, 2005 04:26 PM

here's to hoping you are feeling like your old self in no time. get well soon!

Posted by: tani | February 28, 2005 04:39 PM

Hope you feel better soon, Phil! And what could strenghten your will-to-live more than a TiVo? That's the greatest invention since the remote control!

Posted by: Sunni | February 28, 2005 04:43 PM

Glad your surgery went well, Phil! Now recover quick and get back home for all the T(i)V(o) goodness you've been missing. And beer. 'Cause they don't let you drink beer in the hospital. Which is a shame, 'cause that would make it EVER so much more enjoyable. Unless you don't drink beer. In which case, wine, liquor, or what have you. Best wishes from VA! (and ps: phuck cancer)

Posted by: Lafe | February 28, 2005 04:44 PM

Feel better soon Phil!

Posted by: Crazyaimz | February 28, 2005 04:48 PM

Get well soon Phil.

Posted by: Cat | February 28, 2005 04:56 PM

Great idea! Get better Phil!

Posted by: urbanoutback | February 28, 2005 05:01 PM

Thank goodness you are going to beat this. Wishing you and your family the best of luck and a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Rain | February 28, 2005 05:12 PM

Mr. Phil:
Look--all the lurkers have come out of hiding just for YOU! Feel better than ever very soon. All of this love WILL keep all cancer (and STAN) far away from you for ever and ever.
Seattle loves you!

Posted by: ginami | February 28, 2005 05:21 PM

Get well soon, Phil! Out, out damned spot!!

Posted by: Nikilovely | February 28, 2005 05:27 PM

Hi Phil, wishing you good health and strength to carry this burden. We are all happily breaking Miss Doxie's bank account for a good cause!

Posted by: Rbelle | February 28, 2005 05:58 PM

Hope all these messages help you feel better. I also reccommend lots of ice cream or whatever else you like.

Posted by: Meredith | February 28, 2005 06:03 PM

Get well soon, Phil! Lots of good thoughts coming your way from Los Angeles.

Posted by: Demery | February 28, 2005 06:04 PM

Get well soon Phil! Sending you all kinds of good vibes from Southern California.

Posted by: amy | February 28, 2005 06:27 PM

i'm new to your site but wanted to add my be well wishes for Phil! sending the love from Canada.

Posted by: honestyrain | February 28, 2005 06:37 PM

Best wishes Phil! I hope you enjoyed all the free shavings the hospital could provide! You too Aunt Rie!

Miss Doxie I do have to say my friend Gina pees herself everytime she visits your site. I've spent many a hour here at work reading entries I swear Gina wrote (she IMs me giggling... if that's possible). Maybe you were separated at birth... No I take that back, you don't mention cheese nearly enough (shoes and wine, yes, but cheese no). I'll forgo any children. Maybe Gina wants them? What was I doing here again? Oh yea, GET BETTER PHIL! Best wishes from Seattle!

Posted by: peter | February 28, 2005 06:38 PM

Get well! Get well soon! We want you to get well, Phil!

Posted by: Lauraboo | February 28, 2005 06:45 PM

Hope you feel better soon Phil!

Posted by: Sundry | February 28, 2005 06:56 PM

Phil! Old chap, feel better, feel great, but definitely don't feel worse! Best of health to you.

Posted by: Darlene | February 28, 2005 07:03 PM

I read all of your posts at least a couple times a week and I think it's s great thing you're doing for your "Uncle".

Hope Phil gets better.....I had a brother in law recently go through Leukemia this past summer......you have a lot of people supporting you and wishing you well, things will be better :) Good luck and best wishes!

Posted by: Cally | February 28, 2005 07:34 PM

Hey there Phil, you better hurry and heal up. You, me, Charlie, and Pat have a date at the Dukes. We'll see if we can't outsmart some of those thirty-inch brown trout. Were all thinking about you.

Posted by: Doug | February 28, 2005 07:47 PM

What can I say, my wife pointed me this direction and I want to wish you the best.....as she said my brother survived Leukemia this year....partially thanks to my blood.....but cancer can and WILL be beaten, you're in good hands with your 'niece'

Posted by: Kyle | February 28, 2005 07:48 PM

Get well Soon Phil! TiVo is waiting for you >.<

Posted by: Snuggs | February 28, 2005 08:02 PM

Feel better soon Uncle Phil!

Posted by: Day | February 28, 2005 08:24 PM

Feel better Mr.Phil! I have no medical knowledge whatsoever, but I hearby prescribe one roll of duct-tape, one bottle of bourbon, and either a can of WD40 or a tube of good silicone-based lipgloss. There aren't to many things in life that can't be fixed by one or more of these items, so the cure for cancer is probably in there somewhere. All the best to you.
Hearfelt gratitude to Miss Doxie for making me laugh 'till I frighten my children(and, alright, sometimes pee a little - you're not alone Gina) non in seattle

Posted by: non | February 28, 2005 08:51 PM

A bill for Phil! Great idea :) GET WELL SOON!

Posted by: MJ | February 28, 2005 08:54 PM

Phil: Having spent the past year and a half watching my father battle esophageal cancer, I know it's a hard, uncomfortable, and by turns terrifying and boring-with-a-capital-B road to haul. At least there will be TiVo (this will, I'm sure, be a huge help and comfort - I can't tell you how many times my dad watched the same History Channel shows...) I wish you the absolute best with your struggle, and you're in my thoughts and prayers. Get well and stay well!

Posted by: Diana | February 28, 2005 09:13 PM

Phil: Stay strong and all that jazz... You're lucky to have people love in this world, goodluck! with all your well wishes you're pretty much guarenteed to rock the recovery!

Posted by: Meeka | February 28, 2005 09:40 PM

Get well soon, Phil! And until then, my advice to you is to avoid any arts and crafts activities that the hospital may try to involve you in. I broke my leg when I was 4, and the combination of kids, traction and glue was a very traumatic experience.

If I recall correctly, they were thinking about taking those of us who were mobile around to 'share the fun' with others in the hospital. Please, avoid the glue-covered children and save your strength.

Posted by: alice | February 28, 2005 09:55 PM

Hang in there Phil! Tivo is worth the wait....

Posted by: Blake | February 28, 2005 10:12 PM

Get well soon Phil!

Posted by: thisgirl | February 28, 2005 10:32 PM

speedy recovery! all the best!

Posted by: kathryn c | February 28, 2005 11:49 PM

I wish you a speedy recovery Phil!

Posted by: Amanda | February 28, 2005 11:57 PM

At this rate the American Cancer Society is getting Miss Doxie's next mortgage payment! Mr. Phil, please do get well soon and here's hoping for a sponge bath or two while you are there. It should make up for the food and lack of tivo. (did i just say that to a stranger? lordy, my manners must be in my back pocket still)

Posted by: Sandy Squirrel | March 1, 2005 12:28 AM

Wishing you a speedy recovery Phil!

Posted by: Sean | March 1, 2005 12:34 AM

Get well Phil, speedily. Another buck, lucky I stopped by.

Posted by: ManNMotion | March 1, 2005 12:38 AM

This too shall pass, Phil. All the gals at the University of North Texas are pulling for you! We're doing our best to send tons of good karma your way.

Posted by: Haley | March 1, 2005 01:25 AM

I'm not as good as TiVo, but for what it's worth I hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Ian | March 1, 2005 01:32 AM

Last time I had something cut out it was definitely not as scary as cancer, just my gall bladder, but i found it quite dramatic and really did not enjoy my stay in the hospital. I definitely recommend getting out ASAP and getting back home to your family.

Take care Phil! Get well soon!

Posted by: Tracy in Spokane | March 1, 2005 01:44 AM

Feel Better, Phil!!!!

Posted by: Jen | March 1, 2005 03:57 AM

Phil. You da man! Get well soon because you have a great family. Enjoy this awesome gesture by Miss Doxie. Phil is a good name, what a stud.

Posted by: Remie | March 1, 2005 06:16 AM

Phil - Do the best you can to get well soon. V.

Posted by: Five (V) | March 1, 2005 06:53 AM

רפואה שלמה!

That's "refuah shlemah," the Hebrew get-well expression that means "a full recovery!" May your hospital stay be comfortable and go quickly (hope El Dukay managed to bring you some contraband). Best wishes from Jerusalem, Israel.

Posted by: Chaya | March 1, 2005 07:04 AM

Keep the back of your nightie closed up -- they take bets at the nursing station as to who has the fuller moon, you know. Feel better and get healthy!

Posted by: Chari | March 1, 2005 08:16 AM

Phil - I hope you feel better soon!

Posted by: Sivy | March 1, 2005 08:23 AM

Best wishes for a smooth recovery, all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland. I hope the nurses are pretty, Phil.

Posted by: fifi | March 1, 2005 09:17 AM

Phil! Get well soon!


Posted by: sarahb | March 1, 2005 09:31 AM

best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Posted by: lcp | March 1, 2005 09:42 AM

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery.
Vickster, Okmulgee Oklahoma.

Posted by: Vickster | March 1, 2005 10:21 AM

Phil, all my best for a rapid recovery. Miss Doxie, what a wonderful, sweet idea. You seriously rule.

Posted by: aislin-dream | March 1, 2005 10:46 AM

Phil, I hope you are back to your old self in no time! Keep smiling! Best wishes to Rie and your family as well.

Posted by: Lindy | March 1, 2005 10:49 AM

Phil, I hope that you have health because you sure do have wealth (in the form of those who love you).

Posted by: Carrie | March 1, 2005 10:50 AM

Stay strong of spirit! Here's to your successful recovery.

Posted by: kalki | March 1, 2005 11:13 AM

Get well soon, Phil. Don't worry, your Tivo is taking care of things at home for you.

Posted by: Mamaramma | March 1, 2005 11:15 AM

Get well soon, Phil! The internet is pulling for you!

Posted by: Mandy | March 1, 2005 11:15 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Phil! Good vibes are coming your way from hippy-dippy California!

Posted by: Jecca | March 1, 2005 11:18 AM

Get well soon Phil. Cancer is a scary, out of the blue thing. Glad you're beating it!

Posted by: Jane | March 1, 2005 11:23 AM

get well quick!
it's no fun being sick!
don't let tivo make your worry.
back home you must now hurry!

from a fellow cancer-survivor!

Posted by: heidi | March 1, 2005 11:33 AM

Take care, Phil. Here's to a bright sunny hospital release day!

Posted by: Julie | March 1, 2005 11:38 AM

As a person dealing with cancer in her own family, I love this idea.

Best wishes, Phil. Stay strong and positive.

Posted by: Caroline | March 1, 2005 11:41 AM

Feel better Phil! We're thinking about you over here in the rainy UK, and three silly little dogs send you lots of licks and stumpy-tailed wags!

Posted by: Karin | March 1, 2005 11:42 AM

Best wishes to you Phil. Hope to hear that you are up and doing some flyfishing with El Dukey soon.

Take care and God Bless!

Posted by: Susan | March 1, 2005 11:45 AM

Feel better Phil!

Posted by: krystalc | March 1, 2005 11:58 AM

Hey, Phil-
Sending you the most powerful healing vibes I can! That sounded a little too "groovy," so um...Be well!

Posted by: Jules | March 1, 2005 12:07 PM

Get well soon, Phil! Just think of all the fun times (with TiVo and otherwise) you'll have when this is all behind you :)

Posted by: Katie | March 1, 2005 12:11 PM

Get well soon! Other fathers are more fun than real fathers, but that's probably because other fathers never tell you to, like, eat lima beans and do your homework. So, get well, Doxie's other father!

Posted by: Sally | March 1, 2005 12:42 PM

Take care Phil!

Posted by: B | March 1, 2005 01:00 PM

All best wishes for a speedy recovery and return to TiVo. And dude, check it, you are not a cancer victim or even a cancer survivor. You are a CANCER CONQUEROR. Go Phil!

Posted by: Chanelbaby | March 1, 2005 01:00 PM

I hope you'll feel well again soon, Phil!

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery, with lots of TiVo-ing, flyfishing, and other fun stuff in the very near future! ;o)

(...and bravo to Miss Doxie for this great idea!)

Posted by: Michael | March 1, 2005 01:03 PM

Health and happiness, Phil, and all the best!

Posted by: Jena | March 1, 2005 01:04 PM

Get well very very soon! And give Miss Doxie hell for all the money she's gonna have to donate!

Posted by: Morejade | March 1, 2005 01:52 PM

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Phil!
Take care and I hope there are lots of fun shows waiting for you at home on the new TiVo! :)

Posted by: Aimee | March 1, 2005 01:53 PM

Phil, get well soon!

Posted by: Leah | March 1, 2005 02:01 PM

Here's wishing you a complete and speedy recovery, Phil!

Posted by: Ramblin' Reck | March 1, 2005 02:25 PM

Phil! Just like the groundhog in "Groundhog Day!"

Please forgive the obscure reference and feel better soon!

Posted by: Tommy | March 1, 2005 02:59 PM

Hope your recovery is speedy! Here's to getting out of the hospital and back to home cooked meals and TiVo-ed shows. PS Don't forget to set the recorder for the new season of Top Models tomorrow. It would be a shame to miss that.

Posted by: Liz | March 1, 2005 03:02 PM

Get well Phil!!!

Posted by: Erk | March 1, 2005 03:31 PM

Phil! Good Health! Speedy recovery!

Posted by: Cav | March 1, 2005 03:46 PM

Hi Phil! Get well soon.

Posted by: J | March 1, 2005 03:56 PM

Phil, old buddy, old pal! Hope you feel better soon and please send any additional pain killers my way. But seriously, hope you get out of there quick. Kick ass.

Posted by: Leslie | March 1, 2005 04:22 PM

Get well, get well soon, we want you to get well.

Posted by: Jeff | March 1, 2005 04:30 PM

You know, Phil, at this rate, Doxie will have committed herself to a high enough outlay of cash to nearly cover your deductible! I'd mention that. Use the puppy dog eyes - I'd wager it really works on her.

Dox will likely have to give up the Zappos habit for a while to make this back, but what a wonderful cause. Didn't you just raise her right? Love to all and great healing from Beaumont TX

Posted by: fwee | March 1, 2005 05:04 PM

Get well soon, Phil! Here's to a speedy recovery!

Posted by: msmack | March 1, 2005 05:37 PM

Hugs to you, Phil. A speedy recovery and a fast return to TIVO!

Posted by: ellen | March 1, 2005 05:46 PM

Get better soon Phil!

Posted by: Lauren | March 1, 2005 05:52 PM

Get well soon, Phil!

Posted by: Big Rach | March 1, 2005 06:54 PM

Get well soon Phil!!

Posted by: Laura | March 1, 2005 07:34 PM

Delurking just for you, Other Dad Phil! Hope you're feeling better soon. Because, when you are, you should buy Doxie something pretty.

Posted by: Laziza | March 1, 2005 07:35 PM

Phil, get well soon!

Posted by: Zoeyandaugiedogs | March 1, 2005 07:57 PM

Uncle Phil - I know I already posted a message, but I just wanted you to know we are behind you all the way. My dad passed away from lung cancer 6 years ago, but he was fighting it all the way. Just draw strength from your family, friends, and faith and you will make it through. My dad will be looking out for you. (Norman Jackson Jr.) Good luck and you are still and will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: MJF | March 1, 2005 08:13 PM

I'm just a teenager, but I can always tell when my mom reads Ms. Doxie's site because I can hear her in the other room laughing her head off. My mom told me about what Ms. Doxie was doing and I thought I should comment, not only to make just ONE person smile,(Phil, that's you! *insert smile here*) but also because of the great cause!
Phil, I hope you have a SCRUMTRALESCENT day, and you're in my prayers. I'd sneak you some yummy homemade chocolate chip cookies, but I'm writing this from Texas, just imagine them :), and...can't you hear that Tivo calling you?! GET WELL SOON PHIL!
God Bless,

Posted by: erin | March 1, 2005 08:40 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Phil!

Posted by: Ana | March 1, 2005 09:02 PM

Uncle Phil,
I hope you make it home to your Tivo where you belong ASAP and that you feel yourself soon (well not eeerrrmmmm..... YKWIM). Just remember those who love you are thinking of you, and even those you don't know are thinking of you. All these thoughts have got to be helpful in your recovery!

Posted by: Sarah | March 1, 2005 09:04 PM

You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Mallory was very sad to hear that you were sick in the hospital. She wondered if you were having a baby like mommy is going to in the hospital. Love the Edwards

Posted by: Ann Edwards | March 1, 2005 09:38 PM

You're in my prayers, Phil. I hope you get home to enjoy the wonders of TiVo soon!

Posted by: lakeline | March 1, 2005 10:00 PM

Dear Uncle Phil
Rest well, recover soon, and come home and figure out your TiVo...(if you do, can you maybe give me lessons?)

Best wishes!

Posted by: Kellie and Max | March 1, 2005 10:36 PM

Delurking to say get well Phil.

Posted by: Betsy | March 1, 2005 11:06 PM

What a rockin thing you're doing!! Here's hoping that Miss Doxie's comments single handedly help cure cancer. . .so I can keep my grandma longer and Miss Doxie can have her Uncle Phil longer too!!!!

Posted by: Piper | March 1, 2005 11:09 PM

Good luck Phil

Posted by: Cathy | March 1, 2005 11:15 PM

Please have a speedy recovery, Phil. Kick cancer's butt!

Posted by: Heather | March 2, 2005 12:05 AM

Hi Phil!
As a substitute for TiVo, have your friends and family re-enact your favourite shows for you.
You could totally make them do it.

Feel better soon!

Posted by: van | March 2, 2005 12:11 AM

Get Well Soon!!

Posted by: LawDawg | March 2, 2005 12:15 AM

Warm Fuzzies from Santa Monica.

Posted by: Ashley | March 2, 2005 01:03 AM

:) get well soon

Posted by: Carmen | March 2, 2005 03:16 AM

best wishes and prayers to you Phil for your speedy and complete recovery - all the way from snowy and cold Prince Edward Island, Canada!

Posted by: hannah | March 2, 2005 09:41 AM

best wishes Phil!

Posted by: delurker | March 2, 2005 09:44 AM

Get well. Forget TiVO, except for sports. Get a widescreen TV for DVDs.

Posted by: Clinton (non-doc) | March 2, 2005 10:21 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Phil!

Posted by: Danielle | March 2, 2005 10:44 AM

Phil, I hope your feel better soon! Eat lots of hospital Jello- it has healing powers! Avoid the Chish, Ok? If it looks like chicken and smells like fish, ask Miss Doxie to go get you a burger or something. I will be praying for you as I walk to Latin class.

Posted by: Sarah | March 2, 2005 10:53 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Phil!

(Gee. I'm a little worried that we're going to bankrupt Miss Doxie, thus cutting off her internet access and ceasing the flow of hilarity. Please don't let that happen!)

Posted by: Hilatron | March 2, 2005 11:55 AM

Best wishes to you Phil! Enjoy that Tivo when you get home - I've been finding it most helpful for rewinding basketball plays. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Halley | March 2, 2005 12:03 PM

Another de-lurker, wishing Uncle Phil the best.

Posted by: renie | March 2, 2005 12:50 PM

Wishing Phil a speedy recovery!

Posted by: Doug | March 2, 2005 12:56 PM

Get well very speedily, Phil! My thoughts are with you.

(p.s. to Miss Doxie: You had best be kidding about having my children because really, one of me in the universe is quite enough, thanks.)

Posted by: chicklet | March 2, 2005 01:33 PM


Wishing you a speedy recovery so that you may get home to the TiVo and attend to it properly. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

angie in Illinois : )

Posted by: angie | March 2, 2005 01:46 PM

Phil! Get better!! Though while your in there, make sure to flirt with the nurses and enjoy the pain medication. Ask for a morphine drip, trust me those are lovely lovely things!

Posted by: Magnolia | March 2, 2005 03:00 PM

I've never commented on stranger's blog before, but I can think of no better reason to.

Phil - Get well soon, and I wish you the best in your many many more years of health and happiness!

Posted by: LB | March 2, 2005 03:25 PM

you rock, phil! hurry up and get better!

Posted by: heather&zoe | March 2, 2005 03:41 PM

I hope this finds you well, Phil, and that you're soon TiVoing happily at home!

Posted by: Chiara | March 2, 2005 03:47 PM

Phil, I wish you a very speedy recovery!!

Posted by: Annie | March 2, 2005 03:50 PM

This might be too late, but I just received the message concerning your WONDERFUL website today! Anyway, thank you for all of your well wishes for Philip. Philip, we hope you continue to heal well. You have to...it just wouldn't be Easter without the Carnes in Pascagoula! I'll save a pink lemonade daquiri for you! We love you!

"Little Alice" and Matt

Posted by: Alice and Matt Lachaussee | March 2, 2005 08:25 PM

All my love Phil!!!

Posted by: type a | March 2, 2005 08:26 PM

Phil, get well soon! We love you!


Pam and Pat
(Miss Doxie's Mom and Dad)

Posted by: Pam and Pat | March 2, 2005 08:27 PM

That's all, folks!

Thank you to everyone. Feel better, Mister Phil. I love you a million, and I'm so glad you're getting better.

Posted by: Miss Doxie | March 2, 2005 08:28 PM

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