My Mother Wrote…

September 11, 2010

She says she has melanoma and it is inoperable and aggressive. There is more, but that is all I can write right now. I knew something had to happen sooner or later. I don’t even know if it is true. It probably is. I gotta deal with this. I will write more…probably tomorrow. I did email her back.


  1. Wow. That’s some heavy metal to have dropped on your head, isn’t it?

    I’m so sorry. Regardless of the ‘true or false’ of the situation, I imagine it is hard to know what to feel, at all. I hate having to go through the “is this drama, or is it true…” stuff. Then there’s all the other stuff, wondering what to feel.

    Sitting with your post, out on the back porch tonight. Wishing you peace, friend.


    • Thanks, Meredith. It is huge.

  2. OneSurvivor. I’m very sorry to hear that you got this news. When you are able to write about it, I’ll be hear to read and listen and support (as best I can).

    • Thanks, Paul. That means a lot, especially since you are going through so much yourself.

  3. I am going to a play next week about a woman who came to the Buddha and found it in herself to not only forgive three men who raped her, but to show them the path to a teacher, the Dharma and a Sangha.

    Loving compassion be your guide in the days ahead.

    michael j

    • nice “thought terminating cliche”, michael j. i’m sure that didn’t help. geez. 😦

      hope you are processing your emotions, onesurvivor. i know that confusion.

      • Thanks, v. It is difficult to focus, but I am definitely processing.

  4. Wow! If it were me, my mind would really be whirling right now. I hope you can remember to exercise self care during this confusing emotional time.

    Hey, thanks for coming to my blog recently and giving me a link on your sidebar. I hope to get some links updated at my own blog soon, but the fall is such a trauma anniversary-type difficult time for me. But, I do usually get around to these things sooner or later.

    • I am determined to take care of me! No worries on the link. I totally get the anniversary thing. You take good care of YOURself! Thanks for commenting. It means a lot right now.

  5. i am sorry about this. my mom just dropped similar onto me – ovarian cancer – too advanced – nothing drs can do.

    • Sorry you had something like that dropped onto you, too. Man…that is hard! I offer you cyber hugs…if you want them.

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