Guestbook Archive

Welcome to my guest book Archive.


This archive contains guestbook entries from October 2007 until February 27th 2007.  At that time my web hosting company changed the guest book software that they use. This older version of the guest book is no longer accepting new entries.However, you can still leave me a message in the new guestbook if you would like to.



Guestbook

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Name: Steve Heyman http://steve.heyman.com Date: 2008-02-15
Email: steve@heyman.com

Comments:
Wishing you nothing but the best - hang in there and I'm looking forward to a "clean bill of health" post!

Name: Pete Johnson Date: 2008-02-14
Email: peter@pwjohnson.plus.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, came across your website after idly looking at the Hursley site (which I do every 2 years or so!). Really pleased to read about your very successful career, but saddened to read about your illness. All the very best with the treatment. I have a bit of arthritis in my thumbs now and wonder whether this is due to keeping wicket to your bouncers!!?

Name: Noah Mendelshon Date: 2008-02-13
Email: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com

Comments:
It was great to finally talk to you on the phone the other day, and wonderful to hear you sounding so engaged, alert and with it (though I don't doubt that flags a bit in chemo weeks.) Anyway, we're still all thinking of you, hoping that the rest of the treatments aren't too bad, and that you'll soon be back to full strength! Noah

Name: Doray Lendacky Date: 2008-02-13
Email: doray@texastahm.com

Comments:
Hey Kelvin. Half way thru the chemo... wahoo! That's like Wednesday being 'hump day'... 1/2 way thru the tough part. You're in my prayers.

Name: Janet Date: 2008-02-01
Email:

Comments:
Happy Birthday, Kelvin, and many many more!

Name: Malc Pollard Date: 2008-01-31
Email: mpollard@uk.ibm.com

Comments:
Happy Birthday for the 1st Feb, Enjoy, thoughts are with you Iam off to London for wekend so will have a beer to celebrate tomorrow night Cheers

Name: Ian Yorke-Smith Date: 2008-01-31
Email: ianys@us.ibm.com

Comments:
I heard about this site from Graham Winn. I am sorry to hear about your illness.

Name: Alex Tarpinian Date: 2008-01-31
Email: alextarpinian@yahoo.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin. I learned recently about your condition and just want to let you know my thoughts are with you. Take Care, Alex

Name: Les Wilson Date: 2008-01-28
Email: lesw@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Don't wanna celebrate on Friday? I suppose it’s not a “whoop it up” moment but I for one read this Guestbook and see a bunch of folks that are glad to take pause with a “Hip-Hip-Hooray” that you are around to mark the date’s passing. From my favorite countryman of yours: “We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.”

Name: Sridhar Muppidi Date: 2008-01-20
Email: muppidi@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, I just learnt about your condition and I am glad you are on the road to recovery. We wish you a complete recovery and the very best to you & your family in 2008. -Sridhar

Name: lynda Jones Date: 2008-01-19
Email: lynda.jones@mac.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, That's good news that the oncologist is so encouraged. Hope you're feeling better now after this last chemo. I trust the new MAC helps take your mind off some of the more mundane details of the treatment. From your MAC bigot friend :)

Name: Les Wilson Date: 2008-01-17
Email: lesw@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Only three people? Hah! I bet this blog sent lots more than 3 to the Doctor for "the procedure". Have you considered selling locale enabled ad space to GI specialists? :-) ... From my favorite countryman of yours: “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Name: Peggy and George zagelow Date: 2008-01-15
Email: zagelows@yahoo.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin - thanks for the LinkedIn invitation. I'm especially glad as it led me to this blog. What an ordeal for you, and you are handling it so well. George and I both send you our best thoughts for a continued positive treatment experience and a full recovery.

Name: Asaba owerri Date: 2008-01-08
Email: mumu@yahoo.com

Comments:
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Name: Randy Green Date: 2008-01-04
Email: vtxgreen@yahoo.com

Comments:
Kevin, you are someone to look up to. Your courage, unwielding faith, attitude and optimism are truly outstanding. You remain in our prayers for a speedy and 100% recovery from all this. Be sure to let me know if I can help you in anyway. Your neighbor and friend - Randy

Name: Kevin McGrath Date: 2008-01-03
Email: akm@edu4eng.com

Comments:
You get a special Geek Award for working on line while undergoing chemo. I plan to attend one of your talks at a future Software Summit. Best of luck for a full recovery!

Name: Dan Becker http://www.io.com/~beckerdo Date: 2008-01-03
Email: beckerdo@io.com

Comments:
I am late to the well-wisher party, but I wish you a good recovery and the best of health in 2008. We are all cheering for you!

Name: Janet, Henrik and Ben Date: 2008-01-02
Email: mizdaly@gmail.com

Comments:
The best of health and happiness in 2008, from our family to yours.

Name: Les Wilson Date: 2008-01-02
Email: lesw@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Your updates are wonderful. The Dec 31 post reminded me of something one of my favorite countryman of yours said "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Best wishes and prayers for you and your family this year.

Name: Lynda Jones Date: 2008-01-02
Email: lynda.jones@mac.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you as you go in for another round of chemo today. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy Christmas with Lorna and the kids with some of your old energy. Also glad you like the MAC, I knew you would :) Let us know how you are feeling after today - I hope that this one is easier than the first two treatments.

Name: The Bahrs Family Date: 2007-12-27
Email: online@bahrs.net

Comments:
Merry Christmas and God bless you and the family. We will pray for you recovery.

Name: David Frietsch Date: 2007-12-24
Email: david1frietsch@comcast.net

Comments:
Kelvin, Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Name: Alice Viggiano (nee Levesque) http://oropher-777.livejournal.com/ Date: 2007-12-20
Email: lerouret@yahoo.com

Comments:
Hi, Kelvin! Kelly Andrew gave me the link to your blog and I thought it might be nice to see what you've been up to. I'm very sorry to hear about the cancer, but pleased you seem to be tolerating the chemo. Your two children are beautiful! I'm glad you've found a home in Austin and wish all the best for you during this time.

Name: Dave Frietsch Date: 2007-12-19
Email: david1frietsch@comcast.net

Comments:
Kelvin and Lorna, Sounds like your getting along well in your treatments. Keep up the good work. From my Family and I we wish you a wonderful Christmas and continue success in the New Year. You are continually in our Prayers. With a wish for many blessings for you and you Family and tell Jack happy birthday from us. Better late than never.

Name: Phil Estes Date: 2007-12-18
Email:

Comments:
Kelvin--obviously I am poor at keeping up with your blog, since it took your "Chemo" ST status to alert me to your medical saga, but I wish you all the best and hope for very good news as your treatment continues. Tell your family "hello" from us..our prayers are with you and yours.

Name: Heather Hinton Date: 2007-12-18
Email: hhinton@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, Lorna, Robyn and Jack, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, especially at Christmas. Remember that to keep up your strength, you get to eat whatever you want. And given that your Hallowe'en candy is probably long gone, this means you get to eat ALL of the plum pudding with hard sauce.

Name: Cindy Boone Date: 2007-12-13
Email: cindyboone2001@yahoo.com

Comments:
Hello, Kelvin can get better. I have been around chemo patients the last few years and the healing is wonderful...I met you, Lorna, while you were planning the wedding...Regards, Cindy

Name: Rhonda Chambers Date: 2007-12-12
Email: orneryangel@msn.com

Comments:
Dear Kelvin, Thanks for the updates! Glad to know you are hanging in there! We're still praying for you and your family! Sorry the chemo is taking such a toll. Please know that we are cheering you on from here! Have fun with your new Mac and Halo game. Chip and Terry play something called "Unreal Tournament". A bit violent for me, but they like the challenge. Like you say, it can be time c...(trimmed)

Name: Les Wilson Date: 2007-12-12
Email: lesw@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Hey! Welcome to the Mac community. James would love it. As a graphics guy, there's two great full function apps you'll like that come in the preload. If you haven't found them yet: Omni Graffle and Graphic Converter.

Name: Bob Schloss Date: 2007-12-11
Email: rschloss@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Congratulations on muddling thru stage 1 of the chemo. I know stage 2 won't be fun, but hopefully you'll be able to enjoy the holidays. I think of you often. Fondly, Bob

Name: Boris Vishnesky Date: 2007-12-09
Email: borisv@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Hello Kelvin, I just learned by chance about the battle that you've been fighting - I extend my best wishes, prayers and sympathy to you and your family! Best Regards, Boris Vishnevsky

Name: Howard Operowsky Date: 2007-12-07
Email: howardo@us.ibm.com

Comments:
I can’t tell you how saddened I was when I learned of your illness today. I had absolutely no idea what you were going through during the past few months. That you maintained your enthusiasm for the work is truly a testament to your strength. My thoughts are with you and your family, and my best wishes for a speedy recovery. P.S. I can’t wait to hear what you think of the Mac. I’ve been t...(trimmed)

Name: Ian Harvey Date: 2007-12-07
Email: harveyiand@aol.com

Comments:
Kelvin, Just to let you know you are still in the thoughts of your many fellow cricket enthusiasts in England (I just spoke with Malcolm Pollard). I'm sure that your positive attitude will be a major contribution to your recovery. We will continue to follow your progess and hope that you and your family have a great Christmas holiday.

Name: Don Harbison Date: 2007-12-06
Email: donald_harbison@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin: Have a blast with your new toy (ahem!) the MacBook Pro. My family are Mac addicts, so be careful. Your courage and spirit are an inspiration. I'm with you.

Name: Francine (Jessica's Mom) Date: 2007-12-06
Email: frncnhrrs@yahoo.com

Comments:
Hello Kelvin. Stay strong! The Blue Stallions are looking forward to the Spring Season. "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant."

Name: Rhonda Chambers Date: 2007-12-05
Email: orneryangel@msn.com

Comments:
Dear Kelvin, Still praying for you!!!! Praying God will grant you courage, strength and comfort as you walk thru this trial! Hugs from all of us! Blessings! Rhonda, Terry, Elizabeth and Chip

Name: Naomi Andrew Date: 2007-12-04
Email: n.andrew@qut.edu.au

Comments:
Ditto to Tim's comment!! I might be (ok I am) hopeless at staying in touch but am thinking of you, Lorna & the kids. Would be great to see you in Oz again (you have so many well wishers here) ... next time bring the whole family :-) All the very best, Naomi

Name: Tim Mansfield http://www.timbomb.net Date: 2007-11-30
Email: timbomb@timbomb.net

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, I just wanted to drop you a "thinking of you" note. A lot of us ex-DSTC people are are bearing you in mind and heart.

Name: doray Date: 2007-11-29
Email: doray@texastahm.com

Comments:
I see that today is 'stint surgery' day... you're in my prayers. As far as getting your Christmas lights up... ya just never know what those darned elves will show up to help with stuff like that. =)

Name: David Fallside Date: 2007-11-27
Email: david@fallside.com

Comments:
Kelvin, I've just finished reading your blog after we ST'ed this afternoon, and your passion and good-nature amaze me in the face of such a trial. We will be sending good thoughts your way, David

Name: John Date: 2007-11-27
Email:

Comments:
Glad to see things look like they are going okay. Just one question: is there an emerging internet standard for the chemo machinery port number?

Name: Les Wilson Date: 2007-11-26
Email: lesw@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Hi...heard the news but didn't know about this site until today...you've always been unafraid to lead and you are doing even here...it’s who you are. Another of your countrymen and fellow leader said “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Looking forward to hearing you celebrated a bookend visit to Dave and Busters!...Les

Name: Lynda Jones Date: 2007-11-26
Email: lynda.jones@mac.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, Hi Lorna - I'm glad you are going ahead with the chemo. I have two relatives going through this and their biggest complaint is fatigue. Nausea and hair loss are minimal - not like the old days - and they have very good drugs for nausea now. So just take it easy and don't overdo, okay?

Name: sheila Date: 2007-11-22
Email:

Comments:
Happy Thanksgiving to you guys! Just read your latest post, Kelvin, and we are wishing the best for you as you start the chemo treatments.

Name: Linda Lanctot Date: 2007-11-22
Email:

Comments:
Hi Lorna and Kelvin, I'm just learning about your cancer. Good luck with all the procedures and medicines. May your family be a comfort and a blessing to you during this time. We are all remembering you in our prayers. Sorry to hear such devestating news. I'm sending Al to the doctor right away for a check up. Bless your whole family, Linda, Al Zach and Megan Lanctot

Name: dion gillard http://www.multitask.com.au/people/dion Date: 2007-11-20
Email: dion@trongus.com

Comments:
Glad to hear you're getting back into it - keep it up! dIon

Name: Lorna Date: 2007-11-19
Email:

Comments:
Hi All! Kelvin and I went to see his surgeon today for a check up. The surgeon said that he is healing well, but can't resume his normal activities until Dec.7 (6 weeks post surgery) and then only if he's up to them. We meet with the oncologist tomorrow. So we'll know about chemo then.

Name: Andrew Layman http://strongbrains.com Date: 2007-11-19
Email: andrewl@microsoft.com

Comments:
Glad to have you back! Here's wishing you a speedy return to full health!

Name: Bill Sutton Date: 2007-11-19
Email: bill@ozewebhost.com.au

Comments:
Kelvin, very glad to hear of your good progress. Don't be too quick to get back to work. You're only indispensable to your family. Are you reading any good books?

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-11-17
Email:

Comments:
In the midst of all of Kelvin's issues, Robyn's soccer team finished first of the Round Rock teams and today went to a regional tournament. These girls did an awesome job, considering they were only together one season. All of the games were close. During the last game, the heavens opened up and the rain soaked everyone. Kelvin really enjoyed watching our daughter play in goal!

Name: John Yates Date: 2007-11-16
Email:

Comments:
Glad to see you in cyberspace again. Keep it up.

Name: Carol and Ron Date: 2007-11-15
Email: cwbryant@gvtc.com

Comments:
Dearest Kelvin, So good to hear that you are doing so well. Wow! I think you have a wonderful nurse at home to take care of you. Please take care and give all you family a hug from us. God Bless,

Name: Kathy Coon Date: 2007-11-15
Email: coonks@us.ibm.com

Comments:
I hope you remember me for the OS/2 days as Kathy Perlman. You sound great. I wish you luck.

Name: Noah Mendelsohn Date: 2007-11-14
Email: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Woo hoo! Let me be the first to welcome you back, Kelvin. It's just great to hear from you again! I don't think it's a secret that we've all been thinking about you a lot. Take care! Noah

Name: Bill Tetzlaff Date: 2007-11-13
Email: tetzlaff@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Lorna, Thanks again for keeping us all posted. It is good to hear that he got out to the kids soccer games, but it sounds like he over did it a bit. It is a fine line in the recovery process. Say hi to him from his friends on the Academy Technology Council.

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-11-12
Email:

Comments:
Those of you who know Kelvin, know that he doesn't just sit and rest easily. He's starting to get annoyed that he can't resume normal activities yet. I have to remind him that he's only been out of the hospital a week and it's going to take time. He and I really appreciate all of the love and support from all of you. Thank you!!

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-11-11
Email:

Comments:
Hi All! Kelvin continues his recovery. The day after he got home from the hospital, he went to the kids soccer games. He enjoyed getting out in the fresh air but was in quite a bit of pain later. The rest of the week, he hung out at home, took a few very short walks and tried to rest.

Name: Steve Woodward Date: 2007-11-11
Email: stevewoodward0130@yahoo.com

Comments:
Hey, glad you are home! Nothing like a sleep in your own bed. Hope your recovery continues as speedily as it has gone so far. I go skunked on the deer hunt this year. :-( -Steve

Name: Rhonda Chambers Date: 2007-11-10
Email: orneryangel@msn.com

Comments:
Hey y'all, just checking in to see how everyone is doing! So glad Kelvin is home now!!!! Yahoo!!! I'm sure Robyn and Jack are happy about that, too! Please keep us posted! We are still praying hard for Kelvin to be cancer-free!!!!! Hugs to all! Blessings! Rhonda

Name: John Ponzo Date: 2007-11-07
Email: jponzo16@optonline.net

Comments:
You are sorely missed! I'm praying for your quick recovery and return.

Name: Wendy Burton Date: 2007-11-07
Email: burton@ca.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, I was on Holiday last week but heard that things went well. Glad to hear you are home. You remain in our prayers for a better than full and amazing recovery. Bless ya !

Name: Judie Morton Date: 2007-11-06
Email: jude37363@yahoo.com

Comments:
Thanks to the Good Lord that you're home. There REALLY is no place like home. Praying for you.

Name: Bob Schloss Date: 2007-11-05
Email: rschloss@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin - It is great that you are home at last. I have been thinking about you and know that you have the inner strength, the intelligence, and the emotional stamina to navigate through this crisis to an even better life -- one informed by knowing how vulnerable all of us are and how precious our lives and families are. To Lorna - I hope the caregiver is getting some breaks for herself too. At ...(trimmed)

Name: Rob High Date: 2007-11-05
Email: highr@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Glad you're home and hope for a speedy recovery.. Take Care..

Name: sgg Date: 2007-11-05
Email: sggraham@nc.rr.com

Comments:
Kelvin! Absolutely delighted to hear you have returned home. All the best. sgg

Name: Myrna and Michael Hall Date: 2007-11-03
Email: rrhallm@yahoo.com

Comments:
Dear Kelvin, Lorna, and kids - we only found out today that Kelvin had surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Name: Gareth Evans Date: 2007-11-03
Email: garethevans717@btinternet.com

Comments:
Glad to hear you're home and on the mend! Keep getting stronger, I'll be over to beat you at a sport of your choice in the near future!!! (just like the old days) All the best. Gareth and the boys.

Name: John Yates Date: 2007-11-02
Email:

Comments:
More good news! Not least to the nurses that don't have to deal with him any more ;). Glad to hear he is home!

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-11-02
Email:

Comments:
We just got Kelvin home ( a day early)!! He's still very sore but he's doing well and happy about being able to sleep in his own bed tonight!!

Name: Sue Anconetani Date: 2007-11-01
Email: anconetani@austin.rr.com

Comments:
Kelvin & Lorna- You are both in our prayers. The Stallions miss you.

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-11-01
Email:

Comments:
Kelvin is feeling stronger each day. However, he still needs his IV pain meds, so the doctor has decided he won't be allowed to go home until Saturday. The kids and I came up to the hospital today and brought the nurses our extra Halloween candy. Jack asked 'Is this so they'll take extra good care of Dad?'

Name: Jay Tunkel Date: 2007-11-01
Email: jtunkel@gmail.com

Comments:
Kelvin - glad to see you're up and around! Hope you get out today.

Name: Kelvin Lawrence http://www.kelvinlawrence.net Date: 2007-11-01
Email: gfxman@yahoo.com

Comments:
Hi everyone. Still now news on my discharge but I am up and about (some) now. They upgraded my diet today to full-liquid - grits for breakfast - yummy. Will keep you all posted

Name: bill tetzlaff Date: 2007-10-31
Email: tetzlaff@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Lorna, Thank for keeping us up to date. I was really waiting for the report the first evening, because that was when it felt like time to start breathing again. You are all in my thoughts.

Name: Rhonda Chambers Date: 2007-10-31
Email: orneryangel@msn.com

Comments:
Dear Kelvin and Lorna, So very glad to hear all went well with the surgery! Hope the kids are doing well! I know they are anxious to have y'all home!!!! Hopefully, Kelvin will be back to a normal diet before long and can enjoy a big Thanksgiving holiday meal with all the trimmings!!!! So very much to be thankful for this year!!! Please keep us posted! We are still praying for y'all! I kn...(trimmed)

Name: Leah Kanatzar Date: 2007-10-30
Email: leah.kanatzar@photomask.com

Comments:
Kelvin and Lorna, we were so glad to hear the surgery went well. We wish you a speedy recovery and our prayer are with your family. - Leah/Kris Kanatzar & kids

Name: Michael Winters Date: 2007-10-30
Email: mwinters@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Glad to hear the surgery went well. Rest up and get well soon.

Name: Arnaud Le Hors Date: 2007-10-30
Email: lehors@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Happy to hear the good news. Looking forward to having Kevin back. Take care.

Name: RandyandBeckyGreen Date: 2007-10-30
Email: bg@austin.rr.com

Comments:
Good hearing the surgery went well. You, Lorna and the children remain in our thoughts and prayers. May you find positive news and progress as you move forward.

Name: Gee Chia Date: 2007-10-30
Email: geechia@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Glad to hear Kevin is doing well, and he WILL continue to get BETTER the next day...Take care

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-10-30
Email:

Comments:
On the bright side, Kelvin's get stronger every day. He's now on a liquid diet and his intestinal tract is working!! We hope to have him home Thursday or so. Thanks to all of you for your love and support. It really makes a difference!!

Name: Judie Morton Date: 2007-10-30
Email: jude37363@yahoo.com

Comments:
That's really good news that your nodes were all clear. Keep the faith. Praying for you.

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-10-30
Email:

Comments:
The doctor came by this morning. He told us that the lymph nodes all tested negative, but the tumor had perforated the colon wall (barely). So technically, this is a stage 2 cancer. We will meet with an oncologist in the next few weeks to see if chemo is needed or not.

Name: Mats & Traci Ostberg Date: 2007-10-30
Email: mostberg@austin.rr.com

Comments:
Kelvin- We are so glad to hear the surgery went so well. You have been in our thoughts all weekend. We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hope you are able to go home soon there is nothing like being able to sleep in your own bed!

Name: Doug, Amber and the kids Date: 2007-10-29
Email: Txamber_schmitt@sbcglobal.net

Comments:
We have been thinking about you all weekend and wishing you a speedy recovery. Hang in there! Best wishes...

Name: Sam, Mika, Luke & Lilah Date: 2007-10-29
Email:

Comments:
Glad to hear Kelvin is doing good! We are praying that he feels better each day!

Name: Rich Schwedtfeger Date: 2007-10-29
Email: schwer@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Glad to see you up and moving again. All the best. Rich and Doreen

Name: Jay Tunkel Date: 2007-10-29
Email: jtunkel@gmail.com

Comments:
Kelvin - up and walking around! Good deal - Keep it up! Jay

Name: Steve Woodward Date: 2007-10-29
Email: woodwars@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, Glad the surgery went well. Guess you have to get back to work now, eh? lol. Keep us posted on your recovery.

Name: Diane Jordan Date: 2007-10-29
Email: drj@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, Great to hear you're able to walk around! Hope the recovery continues at good speed. Your positive spirit is an inspiration. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Many thanks to Lorna for keeping us up to date.

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-10-29
Email:

Comments:
This morning, Kelvin woke up and told me he was tired of being in bed. So he got up, brushed his teeth and went for a walk down the hall! One step closer to discharge!!

Name: Eli C. Date: 2007-10-29
Email: clearye@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin - Good news about the surgery; Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Name: sgg Date: 2007-10-29
Email: sggraham@nc.rr.com

Comments:
Happy news. Speedy recovery. God bless.

Name: Marge Petesch Date: 2007-10-29
Email: petesch@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I'm pleased to hear that surgery went well and y'all are on the road to recovery.

Name: Brenda & Steve Hampton Date: 2007-10-28
Email: bhampton0506@sbcglobal.net

Comments:
Glad the surgery went well and you are on the mend. Hope you are discharged and back home with your family real soon!!

Name: Liz Date: 2007-10-28
Email: ef.armstrong@qut.edu.au

Comments:
Excellent news Lorna and Kelvin - even bad jokes can be good sometimes. We're thinking of you here in Brisbane.

Name: Alan Tannenbaum Date: 2007-10-28
Email: tannenbaum@mindspring.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, I just heard the news and read your last few posts. Speedy recovery!

Name: Jeff Smith Date: 2007-10-28
Email: jssmith@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, excellent news that the surgery went so well and you're feeling better. I know challenges lie ahead but if there's anything you're good at it's meeting challenges with grace and a great attitude. GET WELL SOON!!

Name: Mike Cowlishaw Date: 2007-10-28
Email: mfc@uk.ibm.com

Comments:
Just heard the news today ... *very* best wishes for a speedy recuperation!

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-10-27
Email:

Comments:
Hi All! Kelvin managed to sit up in a chair today and to walk a bit. The doctor stopped by and said he's doing really well. He's still on the IV pain meds, but he's managing to make jokes with the nurses. More later!

Name: Chris & Amy Matthews http://www.elinkbiz.com Date: 2007-10-27
Email: cmatthews@elinkbiz.com

Comments:
Kelvin/Lorna, we are so thankful the surgery went well. You guys have been in our prayers. We look forward to a speedy recovery. God Bless, Chris & Amy

Name: Steve Holbrook Date: 2007-10-27
Email: shh@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Great to hear the good news! I'm very pleased and relieved to hear it. Somehow I suspect that we'll hear from you directly before you leave the hospital. :-)

Name: Dan House Date: 2007-10-27
Email: d.house@computer.org

Comments:
Great news on successful surgery! Here's hoping for a speedy recovery ... think great thoughts.

Name: Noah Mendelsohn Date: 2007-10-27
Email: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Thanks so much for taking the trouble to keep us all informed. Many, many of us are out here watching for news. I hope things are continuing to go well. We're all thinking of you! Noah

Name: Roger Wood Date: 2007-10-27
Email: rtwood@iee.org

Comments:
Excellent news to wake up to! The time difference here meant I couldn't wait up to see it last night. Roger

Name: Mike, Season, Noah and Kobe Trowbridge Date: 2007-10-26
Email: mikektae@hotmail.com

Comments:
Glad to hear everything went well! you're in our thoughts and prayers...take care

Name: Chris Delis Date: 2007-10-26
Email: chris@delis.net

Comments:
Kelvin, I'm so glad to hear that the surgery went well. We've all been thinking and praying for you here in Illinois. -Chris (fan of yours from CSS)

Name: Brian Bokor Date: 2007-10-26
Email: bokor@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish you a speedy recovery. Glad to get an email noting that everything went well. Everyone is thinking about you and very upbeat that you will recover quickly. Take care!

Name: John Yates Date: 2007-10-26
Email:

Comments:
Woohoo! Good to hear. Give the groggy one our best - and a hug for you and the kids.

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-10-26
Email:

Comments:
7pm out of surgery and in his room. The surgery went well and he's resting as well as can be expected. They expect him to be in the hospital for 5-6 days.

Name: Mika Spence Date: 2007-10-26
Email:

Comments:
Thanks for the update Lorna!

Name: Lorna Lawrence Date: 2007-10-26
Email:

Comments:
Hi All! It's almost 2pm our time. Kelvin is still in surgery but all is well. I'll post another update when he's out of surgery.

Name: Lynda Jones Date: 2007-10-26
Email: lynda.jones@mac.com

Comments:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Lorna today.

Name: Paul Date: 2007-10-25
Email: ppgx@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, I hope all goes well Friday. My thoughts will be with you, Lorna, and the children I hope you have a speedy and full recovery. Good luck.

Name: Barbara Mortellaro Date: 2007-10-25
Email: bjmortellaro@yahoo.com

Comments:
Kelvin, I hope everything goes well with yor surgery and you have a speedy recovery. If I can help you, Lorna or the kids please let me know. Our prayers are with all of you!

Name: Carol and Family Date: 2007-10-25
Email: p_e_c@rogers.com

Comments:
I stumbled upon your website tonight and wanted to wish you the very best for tomorrow. Thank you for your inspiration and for showing such strength. You are indeed, surrounded by exceptional people.

Name: Catherine Englebert Date: 2007-10-25
Email: kitcat98@austin.rr.com

Comments:
Dear Coach Kelvin. I am sorry you have to have surgery. Good luck coach. We will see you soon.

Name: Eleanor Tremblett Date: 2007-10-25
Email: cassie@ptdprolog.net

Comments:
I met you at a Share Conference but mostly I know you through Paul. If ever a man deserves the best you do. May the Lord watch over you and the doctors tomorrow. Ellie

Name: Don Harbison Date: 2007-10-25
Email: donald_harbison@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, We're all thinking about you. Good luck tomorrow, and speedy recovery! /don

Name: Rob Weir Date: 2007-10-25
Email: robert_weir@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, I'll add my prayers to those of many others for success on Friday and a speedy recovery!

Name: 'Sako & Caitlin Rounds Date: 2007-10-25
Email: sakorounds@hotmail.com

Comments:
Kelvin, God Bless you through your surgery and recovery. Your attitude is amazing and that is a victory in itself. Our prayers are with you. "The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough." - Carlyle

Name: Leigh Fredholm Date: 2007-10-24
Email: lfredholm@austin.rr.com

Comments:
Kelvin and Lorna: I'm so sorry that you are dealing with this. We are keeping you in our thoughts. My cell # is 762-0142, please call me if I can help, especially with the hospital end of things. Leigh and Lucas (and Sam, Elise, and Emily)

Name: Sam Hopwood Date: 2007-10-24
Email: sam_hopwood@uk.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin - You and your family are very much in my thoughts. Hope Friday goes well - I've got everything crossed for you. xx

Name: Kathy Bennett Date: 2007-10-24
Email: kbennett@us.ibm.com

Comments:
The resillience, grace & determination you always demonstrated at work along w/your family will carry you through this. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Name: Dave Burdett (IBM Retiree) Date: 2007-10-24
Email: dave_burdett@yahoo.co.uk

Comments:
Kelvin, I've just seen your BLOG from a Hursley mutual friend. I sincerely hope it has all gone well for you, and will continue to do so. Have you taught the Americans cricket yet?

Name: Diane Jordan Date: 2007-10-24
Email: drj@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, sounds like you've got a good strategy going to enjoy the present. Stay strong and know we're all rooting for you.

Name: Steve Holbrook Date: 2007-10-24
Email: shh@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Just letting you know that I too have been thinking about you and am pulling for you. Hang in there HangleBangHooptyDump! ;]

Name: Archer Lawrfence Date: 2007-10-23
Email: archer.lawrence@gmail.com

Comments:
Hi all, I'm Lorna's brother, Kelvin's brother in-law, and fellow geek. Tho not on Kelvin's level (don't think thats possible:) I'm too upset about the medical issues, for words. But I know Kelvin's strong and healthy. If there is anything I can do just let me know. Archer

Name: Malc Pollard http://www.kelvinlawrence.net/ Date: 2007-10-23
Email: MPOLLARD@UK.IBM.COM

Comments:
Kelvin, Your great spirit and determination shown is an inspiration to all. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Malc Sandy (Nicky and Mike - who are our big kids now !!) Also a few old friends from Cricket send best wishes Ken Hill Bob E Dave B and also Mike Mac at Clubhouse

Name: Noah Mendelsohn Date: 2007-10-22
Email: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Like so many of your friends here, I'll be thinking of you a lot in coming weeks, especially on Friday. All the best! Noah

Name: Chris Matthews http://www.elinkbiz.com Date: 2007-10-22
Email: cmatthews@elinkbiz.com

Comments:
Kelvin, I just caught up on your updates, been out of town for the last week. Our prayers are with you, if you or Lorna need any help let us know.

Name: Jeanne & Larry Weiss Date: 2007-10-21
Email:

Comments:
Dear Kelvin, Lorna, and kids, Praying for good news. We will be thinking about you friends.

Name: pandi parrish (scott's wife) Date: 2007-10-19
Email: pandi@hinkelman.net

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, You and your family are in our thoughts an prayers.Best of luck.Also, try reading The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum...my fav from him. Pandi

Name: Dirk Nicol Date: 2007-10-18
Email: nicold@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am hoping for a successful treatment and speedy recovery. Looking at the guest book – you should be really encouraged by the support. Everyone is really pulling for you!

Name: Scott Hinkelman http://scottroberthinkelman.com Date: 2007-10-18
Email: srh@hinkelman.net

Comments:
thinking of you.

Name: Rob High/Austin/IBM Date: 2007-10-17
Email: rhigh@austin.rr.com

Comments:
Hang in there buddy -- we're puling for you.

Name: Maurits Dolmans (Brussels) Date: 2007-10-17
Email: Mdolmans@cgsh.com

Comments:
We are thinking of you, Kelvin, and send you all the best of energy and prayers to get back to good health!

Name: Rhonda Chambers Date: 2007-10-16
Email: orneryangel@msn.com

Comments:
Dear Kelvin, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers! We'll continue to pray that God will wrap you in His warm embrace, that He will grant you strength, courage and assurances that you will be well! We pray that God will grant your doctors an extra measure of wisdom, that He would guide the surgeon's hands with His own hands and indeed that The Great Physician would purge the cancer ...(trimmed)

Name: Graham Barber Date: 2007-10-16
Email: graham_barber@uk.ibm.com

Comments:
...contd... This time is the very worst - the waiting and the uncertainty. Things will brighten for you and your family in a couple of weeks.

Name: Graham Barber Date: 2007-10-15
Email: graham_barber@uk.ibm.com

Comments:
As already mentioned, you're in my thoughts. You may know that my wife, Sally, has battled against two spells of breast cancer in the last 3 years, so I know very well the effect on the individual and the family. Like you, the doctors have indicated that they feel that it is contained and she's now come through the surgery, radio- & chemo- therapy. Things are looking up for us, as they will for yo...(trimmed)

Name: Doray Lendacky Date: 2007-10-14
Email: doray@us.ibm.com

Comments:
As with many, I am greatly sadden to learn of the bad news about your cancer. It sounds like you have a very good medical team and your army of supporters is growing each and every day. I wish you well in keeping your optimism and courage high. You and your beautiful family are in my prayers.

Name: Valerie (Taylor) Duncan Date: 2007-10-12
Email: valtay0517@hotmail.com

Comments:
My dear friend, I know what a shock this is but I also know that God's grace and your friends will sustain you. You and Lorna have been proof of that for me! Take it one step at a time and keep that sense of humor. And if you get too stir crazy, drive up the road to G-town for a visit. We're praying for you and you will be bouncing back very soon!

Name: David Frietsch Date: 2007-10-12
Email: david1frietsch@comcast.net

Comments:
Kelvin, Thanks for sharing you family picture album, you have a grand family. We're all praying for your quick recovery and a peace from God to quite your heart. Cheers,

Name: Heather Kreger Date: 2007-10-11
Email: kreger@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin ... I'm so sorry you and your family are having to go through this, but I'm also glad you're tough enough to cry and reach out. Its amazing how much kids pick up on ... we don't even realize how much context they really have. I have an empathic daughter too and constantly struggle to not under-estimate her. With her it seems laying it all out on the table is the only way to contain her run...(trimmed)

Name: Wing and Kam Lee Date: 2007-10-11
Email: winglee@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, sorry to hear about the news. We have a friend, who had the surgery and has been and still doing well after many years. Kam and I will be praying for you and your family! Take care and best wishes!

Name: Mike Dahmus http://mdahmus.monkeysystems.com/blog/ Date: 2007-10-11
Email: mdahmus@io.com

Comments:
Kelvin, Sorry to hear about your health news. Wishing for the best.

Name: Aaron Date: 2007-10-11
Email: aaronr@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Sorry to hear the bad news but there is a ton of good news in there. So you know that's where to keep your focus. Nothing but my best wishes and prayers to you and your family.

Name: Tom Freund Date: 2007-10-11
Email: tjfreund@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin. All the best. Great to hear of the positive prognosis. Keep your spirits up.

Name: Ginny Ghezzo Date: 2007-10-11
Email: ginnyb@us.ibm.com

Comments:
You will be in our prayers. BTW, Why didn't the Dog Star laugh at the joke? It was too Sirius.

Name: Joy Matthews (was Farley/Dykes) Date: 2007-10-11
Email: joymatt@tesco.net

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, Sam Hopwood alerted me to your web page and I have read about your current health scare. Do try to be positive (must be hard) but sounds like your medical team is right on it! My thoughts are with you and your family - lovely to hear all about you after all this time. Remember OS/2 and Boca? Hugs - Joy

Name: Suzy Deffeyes Date: 2007-10-10
Email: suzyq@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Hang in there, Flatlander. Sarah and I will be thinking of you. Hugs to Lorna and the kids.

Name: Doug Tidwell Date: 2007-10-10
Email: dtidwell@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, you and your family will be in our thoughts. I'm glad you have a plan together and that the outlook is positive. All the best to you and yours, keep us posted.

Name: Lucas Date: 2007-10-10
Email: wangq@cn.ibm.com

Comments:
Hi, Kelvin, everyone has a very difficult period in his life. I believe you will successfully pass it. Best wishes to you and your family. We all will be with you together.

Name: Miles (From Standard team in China) Date: 2007-10-10
Email: minli@cn.ibm.com

Comments:
Impressed by your strength, and we believe any disease will finally yield in front of a brave heart.We will be here to pray for the quick recovery.

Name: Judie Morton (Chris Matthews' Mom) Date: 2007-10-10
Email: jude37363@yahoo.com

Comments:
Hi Kelvin, I was so sorry when Chris told me about your illness. I am praying for you daily. Do you remember in Boca when at the resturant I thought you were the valet and I gave you the keys to my Jag? I just retired from Anesthesia, but if I can help you with any of the medical jargon, please let me know. I feel sure you have caught this in time and years from now you will look back on this...(trimmed)

Name: Bill Tetzlaff Date: 2007-10-10
Email: tetzlaff@us.ibm.com

Comments:
The best to you, and you and your family have been and will be in my thoughts. Fortunately, after a few days of adrenelin flowing, you cannot stay in that state for long, so you adjust and get on with what you have to do. The Best!

Name: Don Buddenbaum Date: 2007-10-10
Email: dbuddenbaum@nc.rr.com

Comments:
Kelvin our thoughts and prayers are with you as you battle your cancer. From our own experience with our daughter's Leukemia, I'm glad to see that you are openly discussing your ordeal, but please realize that optimism is also an important ingredient to recovery, so please don't hesitate to lean on those around you for support.

Name: Chris Sharp Date: 2007-10-10
Email: sharpc@uk.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, I was looking forward to catching up with you last week in Austin, and was so shocked to hear the news. I'm so glad to now hear the outlook is good - hope we can catch up soon! Best Wishes to you and your family.

Name: Arnold Bramnick Date: 2007-10-10
Email: bramnick@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, I am shocked to learn of your illness and I wish you only the best and speediest of recoveries. I havent been to Austin recently, but I keep thinking that it is time for another visit. I look for you when I am there, but invariably you are off making money for IBM :-) All the best old friend Arnold

Name: Matt Rutkowski Date: 2007-10-10
Email: mrutkows@swbell.net

Comments:
I have always admired you for your technical prowess from my earliest days at IBM watching you code GFX engine code. It has always been apparent what an engaging person you are outside of work, but truly you amaze me at how you have confronted this challenge in your life. My earnest prayers and concerns go out to you and your family.

Name: Andrew Hately Date: 2007-10-10
Email: hately@us.ibm.com

Comments:
It's good to see your strength and humor are getting you through this. Thanks for sharing your experience and my family and I will be watching for good news.

Name: Sri Date: 2007-10-10
Email: ahs@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Glad to hear the cancer may not have spread. This news is definitely very encouraging.

Name: Currie Boyle Date: 2007-10-10
Email:

Comments:
Hi Kelvin... Looking forward to working with you on the TC of the AoT and learning from you experiences.

Name: Lori Larson Date: 2007-10-10
Email: trepanie@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, after all you and Lorna did for James and Valerie, I was sure your family would be spared having to deal with cancer first-hand, but no one is exempt it appears. I KNOW you will be successful in this fight - how can you be pessimistic with so much hope around you - we all are thinking of you! Lori

Name: Tom Glover Date: 2007-10-10
Email: tom.glover@gmail.com

Comments:
Kelvin it's a rare person who, when confronted with a situation such as this, looks to how others might profit from their experience. With this sort of strength I know you're going to do well. My thoughts and those of my family will be with you none the less.

Name: Sheila Date: 2007-10-10
Email: harnett@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, you and Lorna are in our thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry to hear that cancer has touched yet another one of our extended IBM family. Thanks for sharing your progress. Sending good thoughts your way...

Name: Paul Tremblett Date: 2007-10-10
Email: paul@tremblett.us

Comments:
Rooting for you all the way!

Name: Dan House http://home.nc.rr.com/deh/ Date: 2007-10-10
Email: d.house@computer.org

Comments:
I am very glad to hear of the probability of catching this early and I hope that everything turns out for the best. Think great thoughts!

Name: Ciarán DellaFera Date: 2007-10-10
Email: ciaran_dellafera@us.ibm.com

Comments:
I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. With a certain amount of clinical experience under my belt I can say that the news does indeed sound very promising!! Thanks for keeping us all informed. Ciarán...

Name: John Date: 2007-10-10
Email: soyring@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Kelvin, my prayers and hopes are with you for a successful treatment and full recovery. John

Name: Steve Graham Date: 2007-10-10
Email: sggraham@nc.rr.com

Comments:
Kelvin. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your health (mental and physical) are in your favor to see you through this. Moreso, your family and friends will be pulling for you. You have touched many folks in very positive way. What comes around goes around. sgg

Name: Steve Woodward Date: 2007-10-10
Email: stevewoodward0130@yahoo.com

Comments:
Kelvin, Remember, sleep is for the weak !

Name: Dave Ings Date: 2007-10-10
Email: ings@ca.ibm.com

Comments:
I'm so impressed by the way you are handling this Kevin. My thoughts are with you and your family - best of luck with the forthcoming surgery.

Name: Denise Hatzidakis Date: 2007-10-10
Email: denise@gwiazda.net

Comments:
That is so awesome!!! I am trilled it is localized and they have a treatment plan.. That gives you some power back and a solid foundation to get better!!! Rooting for you !! - Denise

Name: Jim Porter Date: 2007-10-10
Email: jcporter@us.ibm.com

Comments:
Bad news about the cancer, good news about the containment and treatment plans. Thanks for keeping us up to date. The prayers will continue.

Name: Kelvin Date: 2007-10-08
Email: gfxman@yahoo.com

Comments:
I enabled the guest book today. Just making a quick post to check that it is working OK.

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