11 October 2011

the amazing lady vs the dangerous gene

My dear friend Nancy. Nanny. The Goat.

Sigh. Where to begin? She's more than a friend, she's like a bright, shining light to me, her family and so many others. We met more than half our lives ago, on the steps of our college dorm, on check-in day (backstory), and we've been bonded so deeply every since. I love that lady.

Today she's recovering from having, as she puts it, her "junk" removed. She's funny like that. And she's brave: today, she intentionally entered menopause at the age of 38.

Why? Read this. And this. Cancer has terrorized both of our families too often. My feeling is: whatever it takes to stay healthy and around. Whatever it takes. Wouldn't everyone want a chance like this?

It's been emotional for her to close the door on the childbearing years--and everything that means to women, mothers or not--but she's taking that beast to the mat today.

Go, Nanny, go. Put on those sweats, climb onto the couch and watch something super trashy.


  1. And now I feel like an ass for whining about having the flu! She sounds like a pretty strong woman. I'll be praying for her speedy recovery and grace into the next chapter of life. xo

  2. just read the back story.
    she sounds like a super special and rad friend...
    i am holding her in positive thought and sending love out to the universe in honor of her and your sweet friendship.

  3. :( oh man. i had no idea nancy was going through something like this. wow...she is one amazing lady though, and always so positive. my thoughts are with her!!!


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