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A death of one of our own....

I'm devastated!
My dear, sweet close friend, Lori died early Monday morning. I met her 16 years ago when Queer as folk began. We went to see Gale or Randy numerous times.We remained friends up until her last breath. On her 50th birthday, she found out that she had metastatic breast cancer. The worst you can have. She fought the battle with courage, grace and a smile always on her face. She got worse on Friday after she got another dose of chemo.
Cancer spread to hip, arm, thyroid and lastly the liver. I thought she would be alright after tests & breathing treatments.
Alas, she was supposed to be released from the cancer hospital in New York on Sunday.
She texted me saying, Annie, it's bad. I can't breathe & they won't let me go home. They told me I'm going to die soon. I asked if I could see her. She said, Absolutely. My family is here. A lot of my friends are coming.
I dropped everything. Asked a friend to please take me to see her. I didn't trust taking my car. I got to tell her how much fun we had & how I would cherish the memories. Lastly, we told each other how much we loved each other. I spent 2 hours with her. I didn't get home until after 2am. Her husband called me at 4:30am that she went into cardiac arrest and died. She just turned 53.
You could be thinking, why are you posting all about this woman? Well, she was one of the best Brian/Justin writers we had.
Let me refresh your memories.

ART EXPERIENCE
BIRTHDAY BASH
BROKEN CROWN
JUST FRIENDS
KIPNAPPING
TWISTED
THAT DAMN CAT
DETACHED...JUSTIN'S SILENT RAGE....which was co -written by myself & Tiffany, another old qaf writer.
(Family flaws.)
She never got to finish...MAKING ENDS MEET

We lost one of our own. Funeral is Thursday. I haven't stopped crying since Friday.
R. I. P.
LORI
I love you!






Please remember her in your thoughts & prayers!

Comments

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7wildwaysup
Nov. 30th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about her passing, my heart goes out to her and her family. I'm so glad you had a chance to say good bye...

Tears ~ Kathleen
7wildwaysup
Nov. 30th, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
Could provide a link so we can all re-read her wonderful fics...

Thanks so much Kathleen
aschicca
Nov. 30th, 2016 04:03 pm (UTC)
Heartbreaking... I'm so sorry, sweetheart. It's good that you were able to spend time with her and to say goodbye.

*hugs you tight*
guavejuice
Nov. 30th, 2016 04:08 pm (UTC)
This is so sad *sigh*
So sorry to hear you lost such a dear friend and that our fandom lost such a beautiful gifted soul.
At least you can take comfort in remembering the fun times you had as QaF fans.
I know now might not be the time but if you can post the links to her stories it would be great. I don't think I've read any of those stories
HUGS you
V.
techgirl_on_ij
Nov. 30th, 2016 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. That is so sad.

*hugs you*
landlady_4rent
Nov. 30th, 2016 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is so very sad.
I don't know if this is right way to the website.
I'll try. Thank you. She was light in this world.
http://qaf-fic.com/atp/viewuser.php?uid=455
toto_too514
Nov. 30th, 2016 09:53 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss...
fansee
Dec. 1st, 2016 03:51 am (UTC)
Cancer, and especially breast cancer, is a bitch. I'm so very sorry to learn this, but happy you got to see her, spend time with her, and tell her you love her. Hugs, FanSee
ashmedai
Dec. 1st, 2016 05:45 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss. *hugs*
later2nite
Dec. 1st, 2016 11:14 am (UTC)
How sad to lose a close friend like that. I'm glad you were able to spend some time with her before she died.

So sorry for your loss, Annie.

Hugs you,
Linda
predec2
Dec. 1st, 2016 12:40 pm (UTC)
Hello, my friend - it was with a heavy heart that I read your post. I admit I had never had the pleasure of meeting your friend - or reading her stories - I am so very sorry for your loss, Annie. What a caring person you are to drop everything, and go be with her. I'm sure she derived a great deal of comfort from that. I'm so very sorry. She was blessed to have known you, just as much as you were blessed to have known her. Wish I could give you a hug of comfort in person, but a virtual one will have to do for now. I'm here if you need anything. *Hugs* ~Kim
atanone
Dec. 1st, 2016 04:28 pm (UTC)
may she rest in peace *hugs*
My thoughts are with you,too,Annie,it is hard to lose a good friend..
kinwad
Dec. 2nd, 2016 06:36 pm (UTC)
So sad to hear about Lori's passing, Annie. From what I read, she put up a strong fight since she was diagnosed. How wonderful that you at least had a chance to say goodbye. I'm sure that meant a lot. *hugs and prayers*
bigj52
Dec. 4th, 2016 07:55 am (UTC)
Annie, I'm so sorry to hear this awful news. I'm sure she appreciated you seeing her and being able to tell her how much she meant to you. Thoughts are with you and her family and friends. Lots of hugs.
mitakay
Dec. 19th, 2016 03:00 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Gone much too young, so devastating.
What a blessing that you were able to spend a few moments with her before her passing.
Sending hugs
Xo
landlady_4rent
Dec. 24th, 2016 06:36 am (UTC)
Thank You...
I just wanted to thank everyone who responded to this post. Especially, predec2. She allowed the link to Lori's stories to be posted from Midnight Whispers. I'm still having a really tough time. She was one of the most beautiful souls I had the pleasure to have in my life. I know she's in good hands. My husband, Ron will take care of her and make her laugh, like he did when they were together on earth. Thank you all so much! Hugs to all of you, my friends! I'm truly blessed to have you all in my life. Fondly, Annie


Edited at 2016-12-24 06:41 am (UTC)
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