Friday, June 25, 2010

Let's start in the middle


For most people, you hear the word "crisis" follow afterwards.

Have you ever heard of anyone having a mid-life "triumph".

I started this blog to help one of my best friends,

Jessica Vega

who was just diagnosed with a rare cancer - bile duct cancer, of which there is very little known; so little that no stages have been defined to indicate how aggressive, or advance the disease is.

Mid-life crisis indeed.

She's 40 yrs. old, just like me.

I've known her since high school.

That's 25 years.

That's 25 years of phone calls, emails, texts, restaurants, clubs, beers, long-island ice teas, screwdrivers, dancing, karaoke, plane rides, late night/early morning chowing-so-you-don't-get-a-hangover, engagement parties, weddings, line dancing, speeches, baby showers, birth announcements, baptisms, birthdays, Christmas parties...

then you get that one phone call.

I got that phone call on Monday 6/14/2010.

We were supposed to spend our aging years together.

But now, there's this tumor, that threatens to end her life much sooner than when we want.

If I'm able to figure out how to share rights to post to this blog, I will let her to post her own thoughts, share her experiences, and keep everyone up to date on her treatments.

If not, then I'll have to be that conduit; and provide her voice in cyberspace; facebook may have also worked, but not everyone she knows has a facebook account; but I would hope that most have access to a browser.

Since I can't fight this disease for her, I figure I can help by getting her message out for her.

Mid-life; sometimes, it sucks.

1 comment:

  1. Ray... thanks again for setting this all up! I'm sure this means a ton to my sister... cuz I know this means a lot to me!