Mod note: This post and its replies are moved from a Top Chef thread so it doesn’t get lost among the TV discussions.
I was once an active participant in the Top Chef threads (at *ahem Chowhound). I wasn’t into it last season though I enjoyed previous seasons and the associated Chowhound threads.
I am not looking for sympathy, I am just saying goodbye to my on-line food friends.
Last December (2014) I was diagnosed with cancer. It is cancer of the worst kind, at least for someone who really likes food and to cook food for others.
I have a rare form of oral cancer that has affected my tongue. (I did not smoke nor chewed tobacco. The doctors are baffled.)
The last year has been a challenge. I have been on a GI tube for several months.
I can no longer participate in these food threads. It just too difficult. I thank you for the lively discussions we have had and I hope the Hungry Onion will grow into a community that we once had at that other www place.
I have been given a year+. At least I have time to say goodbye and to get things in order. I hate the crying and not eating. (I now weigh what I did at 22.)
I really hope Hungry Onion grows to have a busy forum like we used to have at that other place.