Thursday, November 17, 2011

No More Visitors, Please

So I guess the cat's out-of-bag. I'm at that stage where I only want family around me and no visitors. I feel like I've said good-bye to my colleagues and to my work.  Whatever needs to get done will get done, and I don't need to worry about it.  So I would appreciate it if you would respect my wishes and not visit anymore. It's just been too hard between my dry throat and the thrush, and I'm feeling a lot weaker. I need help getting up from my bed and I need the walker. I just feel too weak to have visitors. Thank you for understanding.

12 comments:

Jill said...

Dee, I am so sorry to hear how weak you have become. You have the strength in you that many of us would not be able to cope with.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers every day. I am so glad that I have the opportunity to know you through blogging and Facebook. I know that on my bad days I just have to read your posts and I get strength from you.
The time you spend with your family now is the most important thing you can do and I know people will respect your wishes.
Gentle "Hugs"
Love Jill. xx

Joanna said...

Dee,

You are in my thoughts and I wish you peace and comfort. I hope you get the time to spend with those who you need and want to. You have been my friend online and I am sad you are so weak at this point.

Caroline said...

I see no reason for you to apologize. I wish you the best and big gentle hugs.

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey said...

You have enriched my life, Dede. And I am thankful. Peace on your next journey. I will see you on the other side in the blink of an eye. Your family awaits you as I'm sure you will await me/us. I/we love you. Safe travels...

Ruby said...

I have had fun knowing you. I hope you don't have any regrets now that you feel you're going to say goodbye soon. You will be missed.

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Hishinlai' said...

Dee,

I’m so glad to have met and to have known you during your short time on this earth. I learned so much from you in anthropology way back when  You’ve been an inspiration to me as a Native academic, and I totally respect that. May you have a safe and peaceful journey surrounded by those whom you love and who love you. Bless you my dear friend. Hishinlai’

Larry K. said...

Dede,
I'm thinking of you very often, every day many times, in admiration of the honesty and courage with which you've dealt with your condition, working as long and hard as your strength would allow. You're a remarkable person, and many of us will always feel close to you.
hugs to you and your loving family,
Larry

JoeZook said...

I hadn't looked at your entries in Facebook for some time and now I see that things are not looking up... Your strength and will amaze me and I hope you don't suffer in the next few days and months. I'm remarried now and live in Cordova more than in Anchorage. Thank you for thinking of me that time when you were up and around and doing interviews for Rosita Worl's program and sorry we didn't get to finish that. Take care and God Bless you and love you and give you peace. Quianna. Joe Senungetuk at Cordova.

just my thoughts said...

Dede,

Thinking of you. Sending you good thoughts and my prayers. You have done so much for our community. You have been such a positive inspiration for Ugi and exposed him to great things in a way I couldn't have. I'm so sorry I wasn't able to make it down to see you as I thought I would have. Know that we love you very much. Like Gooey said see you on the other side. Charlene

Kelly Gonser said...

So sorry, Dee. Sometime ago I told you that, as a professor, you had the ideal job. I'm seriously looking into making a major change, getting my PhD and teaching. It seems like my call, which I've been waiting so long to hear. You've been a part of my story, as you've inspired me to pursue my dream. So grateful for you, Dee, and your friendship.

Kelly

Ann said...

Dee,

Gentle hugs from another with Stage IV cancer. I wish you comfort and peace. Thank you for being so willing to put it out there so women like me know we are not alone.

Love,

Ann