Dec 18, 2010 - 9:52 pm
I am a poster here and I know that this is off-topic, but I just had to say something. I met a woman at a Gilda's discussion group who was suffering from stage 4 cancer. I only met this woman once, but she made quite an impression on me. She was valiantly battling a cancer that had ravaged her body but she was still upbeat and very much in the fight. Today, I heard that she had lost her battle. I thought about why hearing about a woman's death that I barely knew would make me emotional and sad. I know that since my two battles with cancer that I am more in tune with others who suffer this dreadful disease. I guess it puts us all into a common ground. I think that we in the know tend to celebrate victories and mourn losses more than people who have not 'been there' as we have. I would be interested to hear what others have to say on this topic.