Re: [MOL] To Greg's MOL friends [02142] Medicine On Line

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Re: [MOL] To Greg's MOL friends

Dear Nanc,

Thanks for writing back and for the previous letter.  They really mean a lot 
to me, hearing from Greg's friends has helped so much.  I hope you're doing 
okay too, I keep thinking about everyone and I know they've replied to me 
about Greg but I wonder how his friends are doing too.  I know Dee was 
having problems and her dad isn't doing well, I keep you all in my prayers.

My mom and I went to see Greg's onc. today.  It was nice of him to talk with 
us and he went over everything, he even showed us the last cat scan he had.  
He said basically that it was surprising Greg held on for so long and from 
what he showed us in his records he had numerous tumors and problems from 
them.  I couldn't believe what I saw and it was really really hard to see.  
It must have been so hard for him, the pain :(  He had a pretty good 
attitude I think and his Onc. said Greg knew what was going on, that the 
prognosis was very poor but he still kept hoping.  My mom felt better after 
our meeting because she was second guessing herself all this time, she felt 
like she should have got him to the hospital, but the Dr. told us it 
wouldn't have mattered, they would have only been able to prolong the 
inevitable.  So we learned some things today and I realized that Greg must 
have fought harder than any of us realized.  They are going to use his case 
for research now, too.  I'm glad because Greg would be pleased to know he 
might be helping someone else.

Shona had saved all of Greg's voice mails he left on her service.  She gave 
me the code to listen to them last night.  I couldn't believe it, she had 
saved messages from way back last summer.  It was so good to hear his voice, 
he sounded so sweet.  I was so glad she let me hear it.

Well, I'd better get going, there is so much to do here.  I'll write again 
soon.  After I get home I will have a chance to go thru all the emails 
people have sent and respond to each one.

I hope you're okay too, you're thought of often.  Love, Sarah

>To: >CC:
>Subject: Re: [MOL] To Greg's MOL friends
>Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 11:42:13 EDT
>Hi Sarah,
>Thank you for the very nice letter to the MOLs that must have been a bit 
>to do right now.  I wanted to let you know that it came through to the 
>just fine.
>Love you all,
>In a message dated 5/27/99 12:30:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
><< Subj:	 [MOL] To Greg's MOL friends
>  Date:	5/27/99 12:30:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time
>  From: (Sarah It'smeSarah)
>  Sender:
>  Reply-to:
>  To:
>  Hello to all of Greg's MOL friends,
>  I am not on the list so I hope this goes through.  I have thought so much 
>  all of you and I just wanted to say thank you for all of your letters and
>  prayers.  It seems like it's been a year since last week.  I am going to
>  write to everyone who sent letters but I felt like I should let you know
>  that you were all very very special to Greg.  The things you have done 
>  him mean so much to our family and I know you helped him through all of
>  this, you made his life a little easier and bearable and you were there 
>  him when he needed help.
>  I also wanted to let you know that we had a funeral mass for Greg in FL 
>  my mom's church this past saturday.  We ordered flowers from the MOL 
>  and my uncle said the mass.  Our whole family was able to go except the 
>  and it was good because up until then it was very hard to accept the 
>  of it all.
>  I wanted to share with you something we found in his belongings/some 
>  he had written down.
>  The dates weren't written down so I don't know when he wrote this.
>  "If something happens to me, please don't stop loving me, I will love you
>  back"
>  "I saw a show today.  A guy said "living is joyful"  I'm alive today.  I
>  guess that's something to be joyful about.  I saw a cardinal outside.  I
>  never saw one for real in my whole life, but sure enough there was one on
>  the ground.  So perfect.  I also got a card from a friend in the mail.  
>  said she cared about me.  That is more joy.  Today was joyful."
>  There is lots more that he wrote, most of it so sad,  but I wanted to 
>  that much with you.  I know he is loving you all back.
>  Thank you again for helping my brother and for being there for him.  I 
>  always keep you all in my prayers and I hope that we can stay in touch.
>  Sarah

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