I am zircons' (Harriet Diamond) husband. I am sad to inform you all that Harriet died on Jan 6, cradled in my arms, after a valiant six and a half year battle with primary peritoneal ovarian cancer. Many of you have been very supportive of her many hospital admissions and chemo regimens; she has offered support to many of you, always trying to be optimistic and encouraging. She was a strong supporter of the theory that you must be your own advocate, ask questions and get answers that you can understand, and act on. No one knows how long you will live, or how soon you will die. Each of us is different, and each fight the illness differently. No one as yet has the absolutely perfect remedy for this illness.
I will sorely miss my helpmate and lover of fifty two years. I will, as a surviving spouse and retired surgeon, watch these discussions and may even comment from time to time. Eventually, this disease will be conquered. Meanwhile, keep fighting and live each day to its fullest.