Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Last Post

There has been a lot happening in my life that has been, frankly, not so great. I have lost 2 friends to cancer in the last year, my dog had cancer (thankfully, now well), had a miscarriage, had a relapse and been hospitalized because of it, had a period of time where it was one health scare after another (thankfully, most is well), changed my life's direction, and at this point I am grieving. I have exposed illness and emotional shortcomings, dislikes, anger and the like. But, many people know of this blog. I should say, many people that I know in "real life" have been made aware of this blog in one way or another and with the death of Kate and the advent of my new career upon me, I find myself in a place where anonymity is important. I have kept this blog since 2006. Granted, at times I was a more reliable poster than others, but as things became more difficult I began to retreat to the safety of my pillow instead of sharing what I was enduring. I want the freedom to do that again, without the worry that those who know me will be reading. I need a method of release right now, a place to spill my guts, a place to reminisce and grieve...a place to find myself again...anonymously.

So, thank you dear reader(s). Thank you for those who have left comments and those who have not. Your encouragement as I have fought this or that over the years has been wonderful. I wish you well in your endeavors and always good health.

Take care.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Goodnight Sweet Friend.

It has been a long time since I have blogged. Though I have had nearly 2 weeks to deal with this, I am still at a loss and become nauseated each time I think of it.

My dear mentor, friend and physician Kate died from a recurrence of cervical cancer (sarcoma) on Monday, November 9, 2009. She was 54.

Maybe one day I will post her real name, she is one who affected not just those in her family and community, but society as a whole. I am better for having known her.