So last night I was looking at Facebook, and a friend of mine posted that one of her good friends, A. F., had passed away.
A. F.? I'd known someone by that name, back in college. We'd been friends, but drifted apart, and I hadn't spoken to her for years. Probably not since college. Could it be the same person?
This morning there were photos, and a link to A. F.'s Facebook page.
Yes, it was the same person.
And from what my friends have to say, she was just as sweet and nice and loving as I remember her. Had I known that my friends were close to her, I would have tried to reconnect with A. F.
She was 56, the same age as me. Way too young.
She was overweight, diabetic, and apparently suffered a massive stroke.
In a few days I'm going to visit my friend L, who, as I've said before, is facing life-altering surgery due to the complications of diabetes. And you'll recall I went to a wake last month for R, who had a heart attack after years of dealing with diabetes.
I see myself reflected in these women, and it scares me. Diabetes, heart attack and stroke. All of those looming on the horizon...if that's not motivation to stick with my exercise program, I don't know what is.
life in and around NYC is insane
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Posted by songbird's crazy world at 11:35 AM
- spirituality, Kabbalah and zen
- the women's march
- Hidden Figures
- Songbird salutes the 70's: Love is all around
- Weight isssues -- again
- More pictures
- Trying this again
- The Women's March on Washington
- music for today
- another this and that
- The circus ISN'T coming to town
- I think the universe is trying to tell me somethin...
- Friday the 13th, and a full moon?
- winter blahs
- it's getting difficult
- C-c-c-cold out there
- Lazy Saturday
- Weight Loss Issues
- Lost love
- revisiting old friends
- Passengers (spoilers)
- Happy New Year
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