Followup on a past RRR

When we post your Reader Recommendation Requests, we don’t always hear how things worked out — with so many people in the WSB community willing to take time to answer RRRs with their suggestions and experiences, we are confident that connections are made. But this morning, Francine posted an update to her RRR from 2 weeks ago, and we thought you would want to know, so we are highlighting it here on the main page:

Thanks to one of the recommendations from a WSB reader, I hired two incredibly compassionate and helpful caregivers from an agency called Family Resource Center. But I have a sad update. My dear, sweet, courageous husband Mike lost his battle to brain cancer on Wednesday 11/28/07. It all happened so fast. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family, friends and our devoted kitty, Adam (who never left his bed). Thanks to all for the recommendations and kind offers. I now know of two other people in West Seattle with brain tumors. We must work to find a cure for this horribly devastating disease. (see Thanks again.

Our condolences to Francine … both of us lost parents to cancer, so we’ve “been there.” We hope she will let us all know if there is anything more we can do.

10 Replies to "Followup on a past RRR"

  • Bonnie December 2, 2007 (8:51 am)

    I’m so sorry for your loss Francine.

  • The Velvet Bulldog December 2, 2007 (9:07 am)

    Dear Francine, I too lost a partner to cancer and know how devastating it can be. Take good care of yourself during this hard time and let people know how they can help you. Don’t let anyone tell you there’s any sort of time limit on grief–you’ll go through the process as you need to and come out on the other end at some point. Peace.

  • GenHillOne December 2, 2007 (10:26 am)

    I’m so sorry to hear that, Francine. Thank you for circling back to WSB and giving us the gift of reflection. I’m going to go give some hugs now. May you find peace and comfort ahead.

  • hc December 2, 2007 (11:39 am)

    Francine, I’m so sorry to hear about Mike; I’m keeping you in my thoughts. I am very glad to hear that you had two excellent caregivers (along with what sounds like one tremendously loving, dedicated kitty) to help you both.

  • miws December 2, 2007 (12:21 pm)

    My thoughts are with you, the family, and friends, Francine.


  • A.A. December 2, 2007 (12:38 pm)

    Francine, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you at this time.

  • Elikapeka December 2, 2007 (12:58 pm)

    Francine, I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad to cancer at a pretty young age – take care of your heart and you’ll come out on the other side in your own time.

  • Picklemom December 2, 2007 (1:03 pm)

    Francine, your husband sounds like a wonderful man. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Barbara December 2, 2007 (2:39 pm)

    Francine, I’m so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you

  • Todd December 3, 2007 (10:07 pm)

    Thinking of you ms_f.

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