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.
THAT DAMN CAT
DETACHED...JUSTIN'S SILENT RAGE....which was co -written by myself & Tiffany, another old qaf writer.
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.
I love you!
Please remember her in your thoughts & prayers!