Dis horrendously sad emayo am frum Tessm:
I have been asked to pass on an update about KimKiwi (Kim Stewart), our funny and clever cheezfren in New Zealand, and the prognosis in her fight against advanced cancer. I can’t say how sad I am to have to report that the news is not very good.
For those who don’t know the history, she had breast cancer about 6 years ago now I think; she was treated and had actually passed her 5-year “cured” mark, when it came back last year. She now has metastatic breast cancer tumors in the lung, brain, liver and abdomen.
As of yesterday, she has started a new chemo regimen. If the chemo works, the prognosis is a life expectancy of three to six months. If it does not work, that time would be reduced to one or two months.
She is being looked after by her friend Marco, who said she will be leaving the hospital tomorrow, although there is some question about where she will be going. She does not want to stay at her house; her parents live too far away, where Kim’s friends would not be able to see her. She may be going into a nursing home, but right now it is just not clear. So the best way to contact her is probably electronically. Marco said she should be back online soon.
Marco also said:
“She would also like to ask you a especial favour. She would love to read what she represents for you, how you and her met, funny anecdotes together, etc. This could be done in the form of greeting cards, or if you prefer, you can send me emails and I will take them together for her to read, laugh and remember. This is something she is really looking forward to.”
I have written to Marco to ask for details on the best contact addys to use, and will post them when I know them.