ok, for those of you who intend on reading the book, or watching the movie for the first time:
the book is "The Friday Night Knitting Club" (anybody know the html to put in underlines?)
it was a good book. a nice book. a book about a tough woman who made a life for herself and her daughter, despite what life handed her.
she gets ovarian cancer.
as i read the book, after her diagnosis, i kept thinking, she'll be ok. she'll be fine. she can't die. she just re-discovered the love of her life. she has a 13 year old daughter who needs her, and looks up to her.
she didn't make it. she died.
ovarian cancer is a nasty, evil thing. it's so very hard to get a diagnosis, because its symptoms are so general. here's a good resource with a list of symptoms to watch for. the bad part is that so many women are diagnosed in the later stages, where the survival rates are much lower.
please, take care of yourself. get regular check-ups. know your own body.