Quiet Riot‘s drummer Frankie Banali was hospitalized in June 15. He was admitted to the emergency room at the Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center in Woodland Hills, California. Since last year the musician is battling a pancreatic cancer stage IV.
“Just admitted to the emergency room at kaiser… it occured to me that this is just like disneyland except the lines are shorter & the rides are painfully slow… and the price of admission… omg!”
“Frankie is not on his death bed. He has been in the ER several times during this journey. He currently has an infection, again. That will get cleared up and he will come home. Thank you all. You can keep up the prayers and good thoughts for him as he is fighting a tough battle.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank each & everyone of you who have contributed to my health gofundme. know that you are helping in me being able to continue my myriad of cancer treatments and prolonging my life.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart! to update everyone… as you can see, the chemotherapy has taken my hair and so many other things so many take for granted. In the past six weeks i’ve spent three of those weeks in the hospital. One week each time. The first due to a blood infection requiring a 6 hour blood transfusion.”
“The second was due to a blockage of my gall bladder caused by the tumor in my liver. The third was due to a blockage of my stomach caused by the tumor in my pancreas. I had to have a tube inserted down my nose and throat into my stomach to drain fluid due to the blockage.”
“I’ve had several medical procedures while hospitalized. I’m on a low fat liquid only diet which means that i have daily iv’s for nutritional supplement along with iv’s to bolster my immune system. There’s more but these are the highlights…”
“Chemo #20 is scheduled for tuesday. Through it all i’m still working on my art and still beating the drums like they owe me money! I’m as positive as ever and each one of you are a part of why i continue to fight the good fight!”
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