Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Sad day

Some of you who used to read my old blog may recall me mentioning a workmate who'd been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 28... She died on my Birthday. I didn't know a thing about it until last Thursday when I returned to work after Christmas. I was gutted, totally gutted, but at the same time I felt relief for her that her suffering was over and that her family could now move on.

Today was her funeral. Fuck but I got choked up. The Crematorium was absolutely packed out which I guess is a testament to how well regarded 'D' was. She was a lovely person, always happy and smiling (not in an irritating way) she loved her family to bits and was absolutely thrilled for me when I told her I was going to be a Dad. Everytime we bumped into each other we'd have a chat about stuff. I find it hard to believe that she's gone. We weren't best friends, we'd never even been to the pub together but she was a very very special person. That was evident in what everyone had been saying about her. I hate the fact that she died at 29. She deserved more from life. So did her Husband and young daughters who have to get on with things now she's gone. Sometimes, when you think your life is really shit it's worth sitting back and thinking about what you do actually have, and then think about D.

Rest in Peace mate. x

9 comments:

danny black said...

I'll never undertand why fate/god/whatever takes people that young. Not fair is it. :(

pink said...

so no more moaning about your "shit life" then?

haha, yeh right ;)

Rad said...

Didn't say that did I? Just that it's worth thinking on the good things too. :p

Celeste said...

It's horrid hearing stories like this. It still amazes me that with all our knowledge and technological advances we still can't rid people of certain cancers.

It's part of the reason I have decided to become a lot more active in raising money for cancer research! Plus the fact that my dad is riddled with cancer (plus there is a history of cancerous brain tumours on that side)and as I have most of his genes I'm a touch worried!

Hope you are ok - I had a dream I was talking to you on MSN last night. Very weird.

Rad said...

Weird that you dreamt you were talking to me, or weird conversation?

Andre Veloux said...

Thats very sad Rad, I don't know what to say. We should always be glad we have our health and our family really shouldn't we?

H said...

Very sad indeed. I'm choked up just reading about it.

Anxious said...

How awful
Cancer is so indiscriminate.

Delboy's Daughter said...

How awful for her to watch her kids in her final days and know she'll not see them growing up.

Makes me shudder.