Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Everythings coming up...Confetti!

My friend Sharon is a wicked writer. Her work spans wry wit, such as the illustrated comic Pornhounds she created about her days working in porn (the industry, not the acting)...to the deliriously macabre.

Many of her writings haunt my memory to this day. Haunt it in a good way, in an
I wish I could write like that way. Two years ago, Sharon departed New York for Gainseville, Florida, where she was hired by a college to teach writing.

I received a New Years postcard from Sharon in January. Her chipper handwriting announced: "Wishing you the best in 2008! I recently caught breast cancer and got a double masectomy...but I'm getting new boobs and I'm going for a C cup this time!"

Only Sharon could put a sexy spin on cancer.

I'm happy to report, Sharon just wrapped up her last session of Chemo down in Gainesville. On hand was her friend Susie, who capture the moment on video when, at the end of Sharon's last chemo session, the nurses gathered around and surprised her with their "end of chemo song."

A girl after my own heart, Sharon rocks a pastel pink wig.

And kudos to these nurses. This is just great.

For more on Sharon's big chemo graduation day, with photo, Susie's got it on a baby blog (!).

Cancer free, and with a brand new augmented rack, Sharon is moving on. "Fuck chemo!" she writes, which gives me hope that the slow-drip poison that killed her cancer will also infuse her work with even more toxic genius.

Sparkle on, Sharon!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Sharon. She's a survivor who sparkles!

I vote she keep the pink wig. It's sure to make waves in Gainesville.

Mark in DE said...

Oh, I heart Sharon after seeing her in that pink wig! Glad she's turned lemons into lemonade.

Mark :-)

Susie said...

Wonderfully put and shared Jesse! Thanks! Sparkle on to YOU as you obviously rock.