Alicia Parlette- I had no idea she existed until I stumbled upon an announcement of her death recently. A writer living in SF who discovered she had sarcoma at 23, Alicia kept a blog about her cancer experience on the SF Chronicle web site.
Our stories are eerily similar. I wish I could have talked to her. The cancer struggle often goes on for years, on and off, and you've no choice but take it all in stride...
Here's her wiki:
Here's her blog:
On a lighter note, here are a few preliminary shots from my thesis collection:
It's a dress with a tumor; how cancer-centric can I get??
I've decided that if my yearly scan is clear, I'm going to retire this blog for the time being. It is what I wanted it to be- a candid documentation of cancer treatment. It's over now, and I doubt anyone wants to hear about my chronic pain every few weeks.
That said, I won't be a stranger ;)
and if it's back... well, I'll get to take you on a whole new adventure.