Wednesday, June 24, 2009

So, This Happened

I'm sitting in a hospital room. It's 6:30 a.m.; I've been here since 10 last night. I'm taking the night shift, because staying up all night is a strong suit of mine. From each, to each. This past January a friend of mine made a New Year's resolution: participate in a 5K every month. Unlike almost everyone else who made a resolution, she kept hers. She won't be running one this month, although she did run just last month. Two weeks ago we found out she had cancer, metastasized to her lymph nodes, but of unknown origin. Then we found out that she had stage IV stomach cancer. Yesterday we found out she has another mass on a kidney. She is 42 years old. We, her chosen family, are marshalling ourselves into around the clock vigils.

I mention these things to you by way of explanation of my infrequent postings in the last week or so. I value very much the time any of you give to review my ramblings here, and do not want to become that link you don't click anymore because nothing new EVER happens there. Yes, I'm looking at you. You know who you are, you non-updating bloggers. It will get better in the next few days, as we become clearer about our path. So, I write to ask your patience. Thanks. I swear, I will be funny again, as God is my witness!


  1. My thoughts are with you and your friend.

  2. Our prayers are with your friend..she needs you now more than ever.

  3. Thanks guys. I'm at the hospital now. My friend's care is getting on track. We hope she'll be able to go home with home health care over the weekend.

  4. I've been bogged down with work - so sorry i didn't see this sooner. ou're one of my favorite "clicks," so no worries there - been not as frequent myself, waiting on summer vacation.
    I'll keep you and your friend on my St. Jude list. Sending positive thoughts to you and yours. Take care. And don't worry. We'll all be around...

  5. Motor skills waning this a.m. - capitalize the I, and make that "you're" instead of "ou're" - my apologies!

  6. Very sorry to hear of your friend's illness. Our prayers go out to all of you.

    Life is what happens when we're trying to write our blog posts, or while we're making other plans...

    Life is by far more important than the frequency of your postings, and your RSS feed will appear in my Google Reader acct when you have time to post, so I will be continuing to follow you no matter how frequently or infrequently you are able to post.

    Take care of each other...