Tuesday, October 30, 2012
September & October 2012
Lou-Lou and I met in September 1994 in our local park where we had both stopped to let our children play after school. We had just moved to this town and didn't know anyone. Louise and I struck up a conversation and discovered that we lived on the same street but on opposite ends. At the time we met she was still recovering from very intensive and extended treatment for inflammatory breast cancer. She was only in her mid thirties when she was diagnosed - I had know idea someone so young could get breast cancer and I had never even heard of inflammatory breast cancer. We quickly became very good friends and happily our husbands became good friends as well. Over the years, Louise was challenged by 2 recurrences and she fought the last one for the past several years. Early in October she and her family were given the devastating news that there was nothing more that could be medically done for her. We were all in shock. It is strange but her mother passed away just a few days later without knowing how sick Louise was. Does a mother just know somehow?
I am very honoured that Louise called me friend.