Sunday, April 17, 2011

Why I haven't been updating

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding" - Latest fortune cookie

"Sometimes, life sucks" - Anonymous

This has been a particularly challenging year so far. Many of you know the story, but it might be new to others. Right around the day my recurrence was diagnosed, my dad was also diagnosed for adenocarcinoma. We began to battle our cancers in our own ways, though there was some overlap in the treatments. My amazing family switched into high gear, with my two sisters heading out west to take care of me while my brother remained in Michigan to watch over my mom and dad.

Since then our paths were very different. My dad's health generally declined until he just didn't feel like fighting any more. He passed away a week ago Sunday.

My dad was amazing. We all loved him so much, and while nobody lives forever, it still sucks to lose someone so wonderful. And that's why I haven't been updating the blog.


  1. Eric, I'm speechless.

    my thoughts to you and your family...

    Much love, 'deep

  2. Thinking about you and feeling so sad about what you are going through. I'm so sorry. I wish you peace and continued strength.
    Love, C Cup

  3. Eric,

    There are no words. I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts. I'm sending you all of the virtual love and hugs possible.

    Thinking of you,

  4. I am sending you a GIANT hug. The GIANTEST HUG you ever got. Yes, it's that huge. I know it's not much, so if there's anything else I can do please please please let me know. Otherwise know you and your family get all the hugs I got.

  5. Hey Eric,

    Very sorry to hear the news. Amidst everything else you've been dealing with, I can't quite imagine it.

    Lots of love,