Num🅱er One

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13 Aug 2017 18:46 - +3858
Is this actually true?
13 Aug 2017 19:28 - +3498
**This was a translation of the article by the OP in r/europe: (the original was in Icelandic so there could be some inaccuracies)** "I'm free from the disease, the cancer. The damn disease is gone. Until it comes back, whenever that will be, which will hopefully be never." says Stefán Karl Stefánsson about his life after two surgeries for liver cancer. "Life is now. It's almost a miracle that I'm still here." Stefán Karl described to the radio show "Síðdegisútvarpið" on the radio channel Rás 1 how one tumor after the other had been found in his liver. Among them a huge tumor that was discovered during the surgery. A part of the liver was taken, but it will renew itself. In the twelve months since Stefán Karl was diagnosed with cancer, he has undergone surgery twice. "It of course comes as a great shock. You just go numb to begin with." He says it's weird to be in this position since only one in 100,000 get this type of cancer. "Of course I get it. I'm one of a kind." -Stuck watching other people- The cancer made him rethink his life and what he wanted to do. "Most people go within the first five years. All of a sudden you have to start rearranging and prioritize your life. What happens when the shock starts to go away and you pull up your pants - You start organizing what really matters and what doesn't." The changes are many. For example, he has stopped taking part in discussions about politics and other negative things, which before had taken up a lot of his time. He says political discussion on the internet worries him. "I think we have just too little to do. We are hanging around on Facebook and reading each others' feeds. We are "stalkers", we are "stalking" each others' lives all day long and criticizing them. It's kind of like standing by your window: "Look how he's painting his house, he's painting it green, I'd never paint my house green." Except now you you have a platform and write from it on Facebook." He says people don't have to fall ill to see how sick that attitude is, but that the illness makes it so that he looks at life with different eyes than before. -Death is incredibly insignificant- "Many people ask me if I'm afraid to die. It's something that me and Steinunn have discussed alot. Death is such an incredibly insignificant thing, completely irrelevant, while life is so interesting and magnificent." Stefán Karl says that people should smile and be thankful for existing. That it isn't so granted. That's why people shouldn't grieve if they maybe have little time left, but to enjoy being here. "Let's not cry and think "Woulda, coulda, shoulda", let's stop looking in the rear-view mirror and look ahead onto the road because that heals all wounds. When I woke up after my first surgery, which is one of the most serious and dangerous surgeries they do on the human body, the nurses looked at me and said: "Now you will have to go and heal yourself Stefán". That is one of the most profound things I have learned in my life." At that time, medicine had done all it could do and it was up to him to watch his body and mind. -Rejoices over things that haven't happened- "The only times I tear up is when I think of all the things I might possibly miss. I can't miss something that hasn't happened, but I think, for example, the idea of not getting to hold my grandchildren is incredibly sad. That's when I get really depressed. I probably won't be able to walk my daughters down the altar when they get married but I know they'll be in good hands. These are the only moments when I get sad, but I also smile thinking about that it will happen for them, hopefully and that hopefully they'll manage, like me, to have kids because it's so magnificent to become a parent. So I smile and get happy over things that haven't happened. Me and Steinunn discuss this very openly with our children." Stefán Karl says that him and Steinunn had told their kids it was important to be honest about their feelings and let people know if they didn't want to talk about this if asked. -Bikes 20 kilometers a day- "I have recovered really fast and it's probably due to just getting up and exercising. Exercise is really key but you have to start slowly." said Stefán Karl who tries to bike at least 20 kilometers a day. He lifted weights regularly before his illness. At that time the goal was to build up muscle mass but now he's lost a lot of weight. "I don't look at it like I received some death sentence even though I know that everything past the next two years of my life is a miracle. I look at it like we should be creating memories." says Stefán Karl. He says that people have to make the right choices about how to spend time with their children. -Writing a stand-up routine about cancer- Stefán Karl said at the radio show "Síðdegisútvarpið" that he was writing his first stand-up routine. "This stand-up revolves around cancer, which is funny." He says he's not doing it alone but has had help from stand-up comedian Ari Eldjárn writing it. "We're gonna start testing it in October and then I'll premiere it soon after New Years. I'm gonna make some fun of this." It's important to be able to laugh at the illness. "Laughter doesn't exactly prolong your life but it makes it easier." Stefán Karl said that he had to learn to fart again after the surgery. He had at some times doctors and nurses standing over him asking him about the last time he farted and how. "There are a lot of things surrounding this that are hilarious." **Seriously, it's great news that he's still alive and managed to overcome a life-threatening disease.**
13 Aug 2017 19:43 - +2844
Memes cure cancer, you heard it here first
13 Aug 2017 19:08 - +2018
H O L Y S H I T, if this is true r/Dankmemes will go full apeshit and celebrate. Hopefully it's True!
13 Aug 2017 19:44 - +1933
Bouncing back from Stage 4 is unbelievably impressive
13 Aug 2017 20:28 - +836
Uncurable, they said. Very low chance of survival, they said. This is actually a fucking miracle and I love it
13 Aug 2017 18:57 - +719
Look at this net
13 Aug 2017 18:55 - +490
Thank god
13 Aug 2017 19:21 - +440
Holy fucking shit I'm so happy right now
13 Aug 2017 19:52 - +328
if stefans cancer can be cured maby there is a cure against the normie cancer on r/dankmemes
13 Aug 2017 19:27 - +308
This is the second resurrection of Jesus. Revelation has finally begun. ⛪️🙌
13 Aug 2017 19:30 - +232
We took his cancer so he didn't have to
13 Aug 2017 20:49 - +209
Have you ever heard the story of Karl Stefan the Wise? I thought not. It's not a story the Cancer would tell you. It's a Meme legend. Karl Stefan was a Dark Lord of the Meme, so powerful and so wise he could use the Kek to influence the midichlorians to create life... He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep himself from dying. The dark side of the Kek is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful... the only thing he was afraid of was dying to his Cancer, which of course, he didn't. Unfortunately, he taught his Cancer everything he knew, then his Cancer killed itself in his sleep. Ironic, he could save himself from death, but not others.
13 Aug 2017 19:14 - +133
Jesus Christ... We actually did it dudes, proud of you guys
13 Aug 2017 20:35 - +120
13 Aug 2017 19:29 - +97
Bet the people posting memes of his gravestone feel stupid now eh
13 Aug 2017 20:49 - +94
Stefan: Do you know what the human body looks like without you? Cancer: No... Stefan: WOULD YOU LIKE TO?!?!
13 Aug 2017 18:56 - +92
13 Aug 2017 19:38 - +86
HE DID IT. We won't have to press F to pay respects. I'm so happy.
13 Aug 2017 19:52 - +86
13 Aug 2017 19:58 - +79
Checkmate, atheists!
13 Aug 2017 20:41 - +61
Here's a little lesson in trickery
13 Aug 2017 19:32 - +56
Why ya'll surprised, he is god... he can cure himself from cancer...
13 Aug 2017 20:22 - +42
u/WaterGuy12 needs this.
13 Aug 2017 21:11 - +38
"Many people ask me if I'm afraid to die. It's something that me and Steinunn have discussed alot. Death is such an incredibly insignificant thing, completely irrelevant, while life is so interesting and magnificent." - Stefan Karl Stefansson Nice quote.
13 Aug 2017 19:24 - +35
Not once did I doubt that incredible man.
13 Aug 2017 20:45 - +31
I'm actually tearing up right now. Stéfan, you truly are Number One.
13 Aug 2017 20:41 - +31
Ro🅱🅱ie is 🆓
13 Aug 2017 19:51 - +25
Press F to say congrats
13 Aug 2017 22:27 - +23
13 Aug 2017 20:12 - +19
Num🅱️er 1 at beating cancer
13 Aug 2017 20:49 - +18
I remember reading an article that quoted him saying "all I can do now is secure a future for my family" To hear he is cancer free after such a gut wrenching announcement has quite literally brought me to tears. God bless Stefan
13 Aug 2017 21:37 - +17
Stefan Karl may literally owe his *life* to memes. And who says we never accomplish anything?
13 Aug 2017 21:30 - +17
Doctors who cured him are to be granted riches and immortality
13 Aug 2017 21:17 - +15
perfect day doesnt exi-
13 Aug 2017 19:35 - +13
13 Aug 2017 19:22 - +13
Great :)
13 Aug 2017 20:18 - +11
Mods, we need this to be stickied
13 Aug 2017 19:32 - +9
By making memes about behind the meme we absorbed his cancer
13 Aug 2017 22:12 - +9
Did this motherfucker just beat Pancreatic cancer for the time being? Sometimes good people actually have good things happen to them.
13 Aug 2017 20:33 - +8
13 Aug 2017 21:00 - +8
I may start crying
13 Aug 2017 20:56 - +8
This cured my crippling depression. STÈFAN NUM🅱️ER #1
13 Aug 2017 19:23 - +8
Hope this is true
13 Aug 2017 20:53 - +8
I am insanely happy right now.
13 Aug 2017 21:12 - +8
Hold on, how can one go from stage 4 pancreatic cancer, to no cancer within weeks?
13 Aug 2017 20:52 - +8
Is this real? No bamboozles
13 Aug 2017 22:25 - +7
13 Aug 2017 20:57 - +7
Looks like a GTAV selfie
13 Aug 2017 20:21 - +7
I'd wait for more sources and better confirmation but if this is true then that's just amazing!
13 Aug 2017 19:46 - +6
Meme magic > cancer
13 Aug 2017 20:41 - +6
Fuck cancer
13 Aug 2017 20:42 - +1

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