Jul 18, 2013 - 1:22 pm
Hello CSN and Kindred Spirits....
I am Chen's daughter/neice Siobhan and I am writing to keep all of the people she loves informed on her current condition. She has been fighting the Beast with chemo for 2 solid years now and though we've seen some improvements here and there, alas we are out of options. Her cancer spread to her liver and despite all our best efforts with treatments and alternative therapy the cancer has taken 2/3 of her liver. She is no longer filtering the chemo and has officially stopped treatment. She is on hospice care now and we are doing our absolute best to keep her as comfortable and pain free as we can. We are unsure of how much time we have left with our Chenheart but any words of love and hope and addoration will be passed to her via myself.
I know that I dont know most of you, and in the best way intended, I hope I never have to, but what I do know is how much you all mean to Chen. She has gained so much strength, wisdom, love and friendship from the people she has connected with here on CSN and I know it has imeasurably helped her to fight this long and this hard. You all have touched her life and her heart in so many ways that all I can do is give my appriciation to all of you for being such an amazing bunch of friends and Kindred Spirits. That being said, I will do my best to respond to your questions and concerns regarding her condition as well as continue to keep you all informed when she makes her final journey into the next phase of her amazing life.
As her only daughter, I am doing my best to stay strong and to those of you who know how this feels, please hug yourself from me..It's not easy, it's very frightening and very hard, but if Chen can gain and gather so much love from all of you, I know that I can too.
With all the love you have given her over the years, just remember that she is giving it all right back to you from her larger than life, still beating heart...