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[personal profile] frobzwiththingz
At 4:44 this morning (Boulder Colorado time zone), Death in the form of Pancreatic Cancer finished it's unstoppable mission and took my sister Marcy away. Marcy was 7 years my junior at 42 years of age, and up until two months ago was, to all appearances, about as healthy and fit as you can get. Marcy was an avid skier and hiker, and ran trail marathons. Not the usual wimpy 26.2 mile marathons. The insane *100* mile marathons. On trails. In the mountains. I've attached some photos. One of the photos is from her and her friends traditional thanksgiving dinners, which take place at a remote mountain hut; all of the dinner fixins, big-ass turkey included, get carried up the mountain by Marcy and company. Last November, she had just recently finished another 100 miler and was hauling turkey through the snow to a mountain hut. In less than a few months, the C word took it all away. But for all of that, all the way to the end, she knew how to live. She died in the home of close friends who had taken here into their home to care for her rather than in a hospital. I'll miss her. Sometime in the spring, Marcy's ashes will be scattered at the top of Buchanan Pass (elevation 11,837', closest town Allenspark, Colorado). I hope to be there.

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Date: 2014-03-16 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donnad.livejournal.com
My condolences.

Date: 2014-03-16 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bikergeek.livejournal.com
My condolences. I am so sorry.

Date: 2014-03-16 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cthulhia.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. that sucks.

Date: 2014-03-16 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veek.livejournal.com
F*ck cancer all to hell. I'm so sorry to read this. Thank you for writing it. Marcy seems kick ass.

Date: 2014-03-16 06:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ceo
Oh, that's awful. I'm terribly sorry.

Date: 2014-03-16 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyonesse.livejournal.com
may her memory be a blessing. seems like her life certainly was.

Date: 2014-03-16 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kimberlogic.livejournal.com
Jeez, I'm so so very sorry for your loss. She sounds amazing.
*hugs*

Date: 2014-03-16 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jbsegal.livejournal.com
My sincere condolences to you and all your family.

Fuck cancer, indeed.

Date: 2014-03-16 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whitebird.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry she was taken away from your family and the world so early. She seems to have been a wonderful person.

Fucking cancer.

Date: 2014-03-16 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noire.livejournal.com
I am so very sorry. She sound like an amazing person!

Date: 2014-03-16 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmd.livejournal.com
I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Fuck cancer.

Date: 2014-03-16 07:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] perspicuity.livejournal.com
crazy marathons! amazing person. hardcore.

condolences for the loss.

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Date: 2014-03-16 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zzbottom.livejournal.com
I'm having a serious eff you cancer year, myself. I'm so so sorry to her about your sister. She seems like an amazing light.

Date: 2014-03-16 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pywaket.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. I'm glad you had the chance to spend time with her last week. Treasure the good memories.

Date: 2014-03-16 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gosling.livejournal.com
I'm so so sorry. She sounds like she was an amazing person.

Date: 2014-03-16 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oneagain.livejournal.com
More hugs, more love, more condolences. So sorry for this loss of someone who was clearly amazing. G and I would be happy to visit if you think it would be useful--just give the word.

Date: 2014-03-17 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillibet.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing her with us.

HUGS

Date: 2014-03-17 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetmmeblue.livejournal.com
There are never good words at this time. Condolences to you and your family.

Date: 2014-03-17 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blk
Knew how to live, indeed. That smile says it all.

Date: 2014-03-17 02:25 am (UTC)
tb: (crocus)
From: [personal profile] tb
My condolences and much sympathetic swearing. And damn, what a smile she had.

Date: 2014-03-17 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surrealestate.livejournal.com
She sounds wonderful. I guess it runs in the family.

I'm so sorry for your loss. And yeah, fuck cancer. :(

Date: 2014-03-17 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koshmom.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. If you need anything let me know.

Date: 2014-03-17 11:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chhotii.livejournal.com
Oh, that is truly tragic. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Date: 2014-03-17 02:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-03-17 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missionista.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for your loss.

Date: 2014-03-19 06:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drwex
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like her memory is a blessing to you and I hope it will always be so.

I shall join TB in the sympathetic cursing.

Date: 2014-03-24 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrf-arch.livejournal.com
She sounds like an incredible person to have had in one's life.

My condolences. Cancer does indeed suck.

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