Oh, Maia, so heartbreaking to hear this.
I can vividly remember the first time I read his blog, like Oneeyeddog said, in one run, I cried and laughed for a while after... The poetry, the humor, the depth, the rationality, the hope that ultimately transpired through... Brilliant writer, and a man I would really have liked to meet personally. I look at life, death, cancer, health care, in such more nuanced ways because of him. It's still amazing for me, how people that are physically so distant can touch us so deeply and so authentically...
I miss Marc.
Caregiver to mom, 67, CC Stage IIIC
Diagnosed CC May '13
Hemi-colectomy June '13
FOLFOX finished Feb '14
recurrence in lungs, small met treated with SBRT Nov '14
local recurrence in abdominal wall, removed with surgery, March '15
clean CT scan May '15