Thursday, March 15, 2007

Rest In Peace, My Strength, My Angel

Heather died. She actually died. Heather was my strength, I felt like she took me under her wing and encouraged me along the path. I knew she was doing bad. She lived in Buffalo and I was going yo call her on the day she died, to see if somehow I might visit with her, even though she was bed ridden. But, I chickened out. I was afraid she'd be too sick, that we wouldn't be able to coordinate it anyway with me being in hospital. So, I guess her funeral must have been while I was in Buffalo. If I had known, I would have gone in a heartbeat.

I loved Heather, her wit, her will, her determination, and her constant ability to put her own woes aside and offer advice and an ear, I spoke with her once, around US Thanksgiving. She said we were kindred spirits and I believe it. But Heather was 1000 times stronger and braver than I. Only 39 with 4 kids and a hubby, struggling financially and then with the beast. She was diagnosed the same day she gave birth to her last child not even 2 years ago. They noticed a suspicious mole on her leg as she was birthing. Unbelievably unfair. But, now she is a soaring angel, and as she was a huge part of my strength in life, she will remain so in death. I know that if Heather could do this thing, so can I.

Pleeeeease take time to read Heather's blog from start (July) to finish. I guarantee you will never be so uplifted and inspired.

www.livingwithmelanoma.blogspot.com

RIP March 2, 2007

5 Comments:

At 12:09 AM, Blogger Miss Melanoma said...

Sarah,
Thanks so much for letting us know. I am blown away by the news.
My only comfort comes from the Buddhist thought that death is not an end, but a passing into something else. I hope that provides some comfort for you, too. I'm here if you need me.

-Lori

The Radiant Buddha said:
Regard this fleeting world like this:
Like stars fading and vanishing at dawn,
like bubbles on a fast moving stream,
like morning dewdrops evaporating on blades of grass,
like a candle flickering in a strong wind,
echoes, mirages, and phantoms, hallucinations,
and like a dream.

 
At 6:14 AM, Anonymous JanetteT from the Netherlands said...

I remember when I first read her blog, her energy and determination blasted right through my computor monitor.She was a strong fighter. She won't be forgotten, atleast, I won't forget her. Regrettably,we never had contact. I hope to be as strong as her when my ticket to fight comes up.
Thinking of you big time Sarah. This message is alittle late, as you are in Buffalo now for your second round. I am soo wishing you all the best right now. I agree with what Heather wrote to you once, you will be o.k..I believe it with all my heart.
Huge Hugs from Holland. ( With all these messages I've left you,I guess I am like your Dutch-Canuck stalker now..smile)

 
At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Bill from utah said...

Sarah,
Been out of things for awhile. But back to send my regards for your friend and read her blog as you ask. As your angels are with you giving you strength and courage, let it also be known that your spirit is as strong as anyone else's. I was glad to hear of the 9 doses you managed ... way cool. Only my best to you and your husband. I will be around, and sending my Love to you and all others. I just met a friend who has MS ... and her spirit is like yours ... STRONG. Truly a testament to us all. Thank You

 
At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Bonnie said...

Dear Sarah

To me you are very very brave. To actually go to Buffalo for treatment yet unavailable here. Yes I am also blown away by the death of our Heather and the others of late.

Keep being strong if not for us but for yourself. Do excuse my typing or grammar, I am still one eyed here. Just till the 3rd then they will open up my eye.

Love and best wishes Bonnie
March 27th 2007

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger Carver said...

Dear Sarah,

I hope by now you are through with your second round of IL 2 and are resting well. I know Heather was with you, close to your heart, and watching over you. Still impossible to believe she isn't still with us in a physical senses but a spirit like hers continues to give beyond life its self.

You and Heather are both heroes to me. I also agree with Heather that you will be okay. I am sorry you are facing such a hard struggle and I am sending out good thoughts for you. As ever, Carver

 

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