//Eighteen
2018-11-02T19:10:17+00:00By |

On September 09, 2013 someone wrote me and commented on how hard it must’ve been for me when Lori died since she and I were so close.

Terry Arnold & Lori Grennan, the only picture I have of us together,.  I treasure it.

Terry Arnold & Lori Grennan, the only picture I have of us together, I treasure it.

I told him it was difficult, but unfortunately Lori is not the first friend I had lost to IBC.

I told him I’ve met thousands of women online diagnosed with this disease.

And that I have lost count of how many hundreds I have met in person.

And I have lost count of how many have died.

But I have not lost count of how many I knew personally to have died.

17

I have known 17 women who have been taken by IBC.

Youngest was only 27.

I could tell my friend was really taken aback…. He just stuttered…

¬†…sometimes I envy the lack of experience others have with this disease.

Today, September 11, 2013, the number is now 18.

Sharon, peace to you and your family.

Sharon, peace to you and your family.

Peace to you Sharon, I miss you already.

I will hope, but tonight, through my tears,

Terry