I wish I had known about Grace Chow's blog before today. She won't be updating it anymore. She just passed away, aged 32, on Monday, December 6, after a three year battle with chordoma in the skull base, a rare tumour for which there is no cure. The blog was a chronicle of her last days.
She has also written a book, A Pain in the Neck. You can find out more at her site.
Soon, I will be dead. I have a recalcitrant tumour in the neck, and it's a real pain. It's given me plenty of time to prepare for my death, and now it's finally going for the kill. I am completely powerless in the face of it. My only option is to flee to my mind, where I have so, so much to say and tell... but I have no one to tell it to. This is the loneliness of death.