Monthly Archives: June 2004

Funeral details

There will be a ceremony for Selena at 11.30 next Wednesday, 7th July, in the South Chapel of Woodvale Cemetery, Bear Road, Brighton. Jenny and Walter, Sel’s parents, stress that everyone is welcome to the funeral, to the burial afterwards … Continue reading

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Maudlin, but entirely appropriate, self-indulgence

Sitting in Phoenix Park, which is this little reclaimed garden round the back of Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue on a stone bench while Sel told me her ideas for one of the beast parable cycle she wanted to … Continue reading

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I just heard from Selena Ulrich’s mother Jenny. Selena’s organs went into failure in the course of this afternoon and early evening, past the point of any possibility of resuscitation, and the decision was made to turn off life support. … Continue reading

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Selena is really not well at all. Those of you that do prayer should be doing it. She is still in intensive care and on a ventilator and sedated and the next few days are crucial. The situation seems to … Continue reading

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Realizing what everyone else always knew

I went to see ‘Mean Girls’ this evening with new Hopelessly Straight Crush; obviously everyone who knows me has always realized that my fascination with teen movies is partly my middle-aged trans nostalgia for the female adolescence I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Less good news about Selena

Yesterday evening, after I’d posted about our phone conversation of the previous day, I rang Selena as I’d promised and was told she was back in Intensive Care. I waited until I could talk to her parents and got an … Continue reading

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I talked to Selena briefly yesterday – she is coping and sitting up and talking. She is also quite scared and occasionally panics – as one would expect. Much of this is exhaustion from the chemo and everything else. On … Continue reading

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