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Christine Lowry

Christine Lowry
Christine Lowry
Jan. 29, 1953 – Sept. 29, 2008

Christine Lowry passed away peacefully at 5:50am on Monday September 29. Her brother John was with her when she died. John had been living with her and taking care of Christine for the last three months.

Christine fought a 3+ year battle with colon cancer. She underwent several rounds of chemo as well as radiation. She wanted to get well and she wanted to live. She started this blog to reach out to other people who also have cancer and pass along information that would help.

Although Christine made a living as a legal secretary, her true passion was music and radio. She worked in college radio in the late ’70’s – ’80’s at KALX at UC Berkeley, and KUSF at University of San Francisco. More recently she was on the air at KGGV in Guerneville as well as KOWS in Occidental. She also spent some time as a silversmith, had a keen interest in astrology and tarot.

Christine was a good friend of mine for the last 28 years and I miss her terribly.

A memorial service will be held for her at the Guerneville Community Church, Armstrong Woods Road (home of KGGV) at 4 P.M. on Tuesday, October 7th. The service will be followed by a remembrance celebration with her family and friends.

If you were a friend of or knew Christine, please feel free to post a comment and share some of your memories.

Vidya

Keeping at it still

Well, it seems like the good times come and the good times go.  Most of the time I stare at the walls and wonder when I’ll have the strength to move around more.   So far Cathey’s hypnosis has worked best of all to stem the pain, although I only use that occasionally.  Cathey only charges $75 a hour for her work which is more than fair.  I’ll add in her website reference next time I get on.  Yeah, I said that last time, but hey I’m pooped 85% of the time.

New Doctor

Well, at last I sign up with Dr. Issah Eziah’s (sp?) office in Sebastapol.  I ask them if they have anything that they might offer me as treatment and they suggested Vitamin C and K infusions.  This is pretty stock treatment and has some good figures behind it, however it costs $250 a treatment and they want me to have two treatments per week, on an ongoing basis too.  No wonder people don’t follow alternative treatments, thats $26,000 a year!  Yikes.

Dr. Slavin

I asked them about Dr. Slavin and whether they had heard of him.  Not only had they heard of him, but were already prepping various of their patients for treatment by the doctor.   All I have to do it to get a current petscan so that he knows my condition (which hopefully is not too bulky for him to work with.)  We will go from there.  I live in hope.