Monday, January 17, 2011

Where have I been?

I know you are all frantic about the fact I haven't posted in two weeks. When a cancer blogger stops posting...well.....minds wander.

The fact is, my mother died. She passed away on December 31st.

I hadn't seen her in a couple of years, and we have only spoken a couple of times since I began this blog. My mother had her own health issues, as I had mine. I won't eulogize her in this space, but I will say this: my mother was proud of this blog and the writing I've done here, and knowing that, I have had a little trouble composing my first post since her death. Writing about a torn rotator cuff seems a little trivial at this point in time.

However, in truth, life goes on, as it will when I pass too.

Mom, I hope that you don't mind that I continue this blog as I always have.

Of course, being my mom, you know I'll do what I want anyway.



  1. I thought you were just taking a month off from cancer... so sorry to hear about your mom... but you know now she's only a thought away, not miles...

  2. Ann, I'm sorry to hear. Big Big Hug to you.

  3. So sorry to hear that Ann, but know you are in my thoughts and that all the emotions you're feeling will find their way to written words in due time. Sending hugs your way!

  4. I'm sorry to hear this news. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way. Take Care.

  5. so sorry for your loss. peace and love, joules

  6. Just wanted to pop in to say how sorry I am for your loss.
    Take care....

  7. HI, Ann. So sorry for the loss of your mom. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. I really enjoy your posts. Come back when you can...

  8. Thanks for the update. Sure sorry to hear about your mom's passing. A torn rotator cuff? Really? Is that the issue with your shoulder? You just aren't catching any breaks are you!!

  9. How awful! How absolutely horrible. I wouldn't be able to write either, if my mother had died. I'm so sorry. -Megan-

  10. Oh, Ann, I'm so sorry to hear that. What a lousy way to begin a new year, and one you had such designs on dominating.

    And I won't even mention that I was in Folsom from the 14th to the 18th and totally forgot to let you know. Feel free to call me names.


  11. I'm sorry for your loss, Ann. I bet your mom is still reading the blog though. ;)


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