This is a post about a woman who I met online back in 1997, the first person with RLS I ever talked to, and she was my RLS Angel. Well, after a long battle with ovarian cancer and also caregiving her husband who died from brain cancer 2 yrs ago, Jill passed away last night. She was 4 yrs older than me, and we talked every day for 14 yrs, either testing, or cells or emails. She wrote the book "The RLS Rebel's Survival Guide to Restless Legs Syndrome." It is all about coping with RLS, and not letting it beat you. She never took meds, but she did clogging and called square dancing which helped. Her web site will be kept alive in the Rebel tradition, since she signed the rights of it over to me last week. so, if you have not seen her web site, it is inspiring, and I urge you to check it out. Lots of coping techiniques. I have lost a dear friend, and we got to meet in person 2 yrs ago just before her husband died, and I am so grateful. Her death leaves a bi hole in the RLS community, but I and others will not let people forget Jill, not that we ever could!! My heart is heavy, but I know I have my RLS Angel wth me always. Tribute pages will go up eventually. I am letting things set in today, and not overloading my brain.
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