Monday, August 31, 2009

It's so not fair...


In a previous blog, I had posted that despite cancer being the worst thing ever, I was thankful for the friends I had made. Not long after I had my cancer surgeries, a mutual friend introduced me to "Cherie." She wasn't in good spirits and I was asked if I could help cheer her up by showing her how well I was doing. It worked. We started hanging out...basketball games, DVDS, shopping (she was the first person to actually find clothes for me that fit.) She was also my physical therapist as I was having herniated disc issues this past spring.

Well, her cancer came back and it was more aggressive. I had not seen Cherie since my neck surgery. Today I got a text from her cell phone. It was her sister writing to tell me that Cherie passed over the weekend. I've never had a good friend die before...this isn't easy to take.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Shawn, I am so sorry to hear your friend died. This is the bittersweet side of being part of the cancer survivor community. I trust Cherie is resting in peace and I'm thinking of you. I'm hear if you want to talk.... Sara