Monday, September 14, 2009

A Dirty Word.


Mine doesn't work. Chances are, if you're reading this, yours doesn't work either. Or you know someone with a broken one.


It's the reason I have an invisible illness. It's also a particularly nasty place to get cancer.

My dad died a year ago today. I still miss him, always. It's weird--I didn't feel terribly sad today, I was able to make it through. Sometimes it feels like it was only yesterday, sometimes it feels like it's been years since I've seen him. Now I find it almost fascinatingly odd that Patrick Swayze has passed away today from the exact same thing.

Pancreases are tricky little things, aren't they? No wonder they don't get any respect until something goes horribly awry.


  1. :( Mine doesn't work either. Stupid thing.

    I'm so sorry about your dad. That has to be tough. I can not even imagine. :( HUGSS!

  2. Imperfect pancreas-YEP.
    I thought about you and your dad today several times today. Fist when you posted on FB, and second when I heard about Patrick Swayze on twitter.
    And now after reading your post, I'm thinking about you both again.
    kelly k

  3. Sending you good karma...I lost my mom almost 8 years ago now, and it still hurts. Hang in there.

  4. Strange... pancreases (pancrei ???).
    My daughter is type 1 and my dad died 10 1/2 years ago from pancreatic cancer. Connection?
    So sorry about your dad -- I miss mine too, every day :(

  5. There's a special place in heaven for crappy pancreases... right? Glad you made it through the day. Occasionally, I look at my picture of my father-in-law and I still can't believe he is gone. There will always be a spot there for the one you love. :) Take care,


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