I just had to drop you a line after reading your column this week [“After a Fashion
,” Feb. 1]. Thank you for sharing what must be a very difficult time for you and your loved ones. Through your columns I feel I know you. You must sit down and write your life story. Your best columns have been when you shared stories from your childhood and the hardships you experienced. Written in your flamboyant spirit, they have been so very touching and heartfelt, written with such clarity and understanding. There has never been a hint of "woe is me." You are so much a part of the fabric of Austin! I think in the process of writing your story you will want to rethink your decision. You cannot let the cancer beat you! A doctor can only give you an educated opinion. No one knows your life path and destiny. Give it your best Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, or Bette Davis Hollywood ending.