I have just come back from being away for a week or so and am just devastated to hear the news about Sharon. Your description of a punch in the stomach is exact - I feel that way too. It is so hard to realize she is gone - she has been such a support to me through my journey with this wretched disease and we are all going to miss her so so much. My heart goes out to her husband and family - i hope time eases their loss. I am just lost for words.
Thanks Mike, that means a lot to me that she shared those thoughts with you & that we became close from afar.. Maybe God takes his favorites sooner. She was one of mine. After all if theres a utopian world up there in heaven, or even if there is one, maybe she is flying or floating around up there like a bird without having to think about all the minutia of this world anymore. She would have risen above politics & its parties, sickness, & injustice etc..& maybe thats what they mean by being in a better place. Also, if I have a strange philosophy about all this its because I am half agnostic & half not. So I am a religious mutt I guess. The beliefs I have are how I choose to interpret them & not neccessarily following any organized religion or anyone else. But Sharon always accepted me anyway and if I took a wrong turn and went off the beaten path, she oftentimes knew which road to advise me to take.
I hope I am not being too intrusive by asking this but whenever you feel like sharing or are ready - Can you tell us what happened medically towards the end? I suppose we were all so shocked because we thought she was improving. I know you might only stay on the site for a short while, so I thought I would ask before the opportunity is gone. I think it would provide more closure for me and the others...& I certainly would understand if you didnt want to do that so soon.
P.S. I also would like to know where she got her funny expression "Bat Snot" from- Did she make that up? That was one of her unique little funnies that made me laugh.. Well I hope that you that you will find comfort in the company of other family members or friends on Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays. As Sharon would imply - Life must warrior on... Dawnsie