A Moose Needs Love Today

by: Chris Blask

Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 07:06:13 AM EST

News has just reached me that a long-time Moose, btchakir (Bill Tchakirides) has had a brain tumor removed and is recovering.

I would like to see how many of the herd can leave a note of love and support on his beloved Under the Lobsterscope  blog (also found in the Moose With Blogs list on the right bar under his Moose name). His family is watching it for him at the moment and I am certain that it would give him and them some warmth knowing there are others out there thinking about him.

With classic humor under fire, bill posted this note before going into surgery.

Bill's wife Ellen has posted some updates on his progress, most recently on January 20:

Hello - I am updating this page for Bill. We are in our second week at Bill's daughter Penny's house in Williamsport, MD.

It has been quite a change and adjustment for us. We had to change our doctors and activities from Frederick, MD to Hagerstown, MD. Bill does need someone with him at all times since he is a fall risk. He has completed 20 sessions of radiation and 20 days of chemo. When the Chemo and Radiation are complete, we will have to wait two more weeks. Then they will do an MRI to see how he has responded. He is enjoying Penny's cooking, and watching cable TV. He misses his dogs and friends and posting to his BLOG. I hope he will be updating this BLOG himself soon!


Please, take a moment to love bomb Bill.

Spread the word if you can.

Chris Blask :: A Moose Needs Love Today
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Packed... (2.00 / 25)
and shipped.


I'm not the praying sort, however, my wife will have a candle lit for Bill and his family.

Here's to a speedy and thorough recovery.


The comments go to moderation, (2.00 / 22)
but I am sure Ellen and Bill will see those moderation emails and it will achieve the same end.

I have a phone number for him, will call later this morning.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Wow. (2.00 / 20)
I didn't post a comment, not yet, because I know that I know him, but I don't know how. I need more coffee, I think.

Thanks for posting this.

The name is familiar to me too (2.00 / 20)
I wonder if it's the orange place.....

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Healing waves of energy being sent to Bill. (2.00 / 20)

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"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

Hugs and . . (2.00 / 20)
chicken soup

Get Well soup

" In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. "

I don't know Bill but I send best wishes for his recovery and know how (2.00 / 19)
blessed he is with his wonderful family.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

prayers and good vibes for a complete recovery (2.00 / 18)
sorry to hear this even though I didn't know him.  

went down to the lobster (2.00 / 15)
and left a note.  Whatever I have in the way of healing energy, it's headed Bill's way.

Sending good thoughts. (2.00 / 12)
I don't know Bill, but I just spent a few minutes enjoying his blog, and it's really entertaining--he sounds like a great guy.

Surgery, chemo, and radiation are all so rough; sending healing thoughts and prayers for Bill and his support system.

From a new moose to a long-time moose, (2.00 / 15)
Best wishes and healing energies for a full recovery.

Best wishes to Bill. Hope you are (2.00 / 11)
back at the Lobster keyboard soon! It's a great blog!

sending love and uber positive healing vibes (2.00 / 8)
from Chicago Bill. another candle lit for you, get well.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.

The sun is shining in my PNW garden...... (2.00 / 7)
May my thoughts for healing and recovery bring comfort to your day.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Left a comment on the blog. (2.00 / 7)
Wishing them all the best.

Have not had the pleasure of meeting Bill yet (2.00 / 6)
and that is not acceptable, considering he has such a cool first name and all.

Wishing him and his loved ones peace and many good times in the future.

chris (2.00 / 7)
i left a comment at his place.  i knit (as you have seen) would love to knit a hat for him if his head is cold.  head size is helpful but not necessary, and i have some merino/silk blend here that would knit up very very soft.  iirc, i have it in light blue and dark green.  

You are wonderful. (2.00 / 4)
You all are, thank you.

I have called and emailed and have not heard back. They could be tied up with medical followup, though I am concerned.

I will update you all as soon as I hear anything. Thank you again.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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left a note (2.00 / 6)
waiting for moderation.

hopefully someone will tell him and Ellen i hope for kindness and strength from the universe for them both.

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

Best wishes and (2.00 / 6)
healing vibes and lots of hugs and laughter sent through the ether. Hope he recovers quickly.

Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous

Sending positive vibes and prayers from Houston. (2.00 / 3)


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