In the last six to eight months, her lung cancer metastasized to her brain. And in the last month, she'd begin having seizures, and less and less control, movement with her arms and legs, leaving her bed ridden.
Diana died on Thursday. Her battle with cancer is now over and she's no longer in pain.
I hadn't seen or talked with Diana in the last year. I kept up with how she was doing through the Caring Bridge website her sister updated monthly.
When my Gramma was dying of brain cancer eight years ago, it was very hard to see her deteriorate, just as it was very hard to see my friend Diana a year ago deteriorating from cancer - the slowed speech, the blank stares, the loss for words, the wig. It was much easier to hide behind the busyness of my children, of my family, than it was to call or go visit. And now she's gone...
Diana had some rough patches through her life, struggles, desires never fulfilled, and yet she is far better off than any of us! I can only imagine how full of joy, how happy she is to be with our very Lord!!
January 15, 1964 ~ January 28, 2010