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July 28, 2006

Nothing left to say

Filed under: friends, life — letslucky @ 7:54 am

A good friend and good person is dying.

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago. After two remissions, fabulous doctors, support from literally hundreds of friends and strangers, and especially her own outrageous tenacity, the cancer finally won. Lin surrendered.

And now I want the damn cancer to realize that it won, the fight is over, and it can quit torturing her. If I could take away her pain I would, but I can’t. I just want it to end.

Even if it sounds goulish, that’s all there is left. If you know Lin, you’re already as sad as I am. And if you don’t, I’m not a fraction of the writer it would take to do justice to her.



  1. Of course, the cancer is not a conscious entity to be spoken to. The people who make up society are conscious. The fact that our rules preclude a person’s being given power to determine the day and manner of the end of their own life, and preclude family and friends assisting to speed the matter and make it painless, is a social cancer, so to speak. It involves hypocrisy and posturing, based on theism and its ludicrous claims about a guy in the sky and his rules. I am not only sorry for your friend and you, I am also sorry for myself if it happens to me.

    Comment by Cy — July 28, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

  2. She died that evening. And as much as she made her illness into a political issue, I can’t do the same with her death.

    Comment by letslucky — August 9, 2006 @ 4:37 am

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