Monday, March 10, 2008

Dust to dust...

I wrote briefly before about blogger and well-known Crippen commenter, Potentilla, alias Christian Jago. Now, via Katy Newton, it seems that Christian's fight against her cancer is over.
All over

Christian died on the morning of March 10th 2008.

Rest in peace.

3 comments:

curly15 said...

God damn!

R.I.P. Christian

Machiavelli's Understudy said...

Jesus... If there's one thing that scares the shit out of me, it's cancer.

What makes it worse is that I feel as though my lifestyle and health perhaps makes me more susceptible to it than perhaps others (enthusiastically touching the wood right now).

It goes entirely against my libertarian instincts, but if the state was ever to spunk its £80bn health budget- just once- on a donation to private cancer research, I think I could turn a blind eye to it. I should think it more than a big enough boost to it, surely? And surely the dividends would be 100-fold, were big advances to be made? It has to be better than the routine madness of forcing everyone to adhere to a socialist death, at the hands of NICE.

Katy Newton said...

When I read your post I found myself wondering if what Christian did could be described as fighting cancer, and whether she would think of it that way, because what I really admired about her was the way she appeared (I don't know how deep this went, of course) to sort of slot the pain and inconvenience of being chronically and terminally ill into her life and just get on with it. Funnily enough, I was browsing her blog and found a post on that very point here.

Great woman. Seriously great woman.