all I had time to do was briefly pop into email, and my time there was absorbed by the sad saga of the death of a favorite old-skool burner friend of mine. he was in the hospital to treat a non life threatening thing, and was infected with one of those *nosocomial* superinfections - in other words, a drug-resistant infection CAUSED by the fucking HOSPITAL. he was dead within a few days. this is so fucking wrong I can hardly express it. I'm terribly sad, in shock, and also REALLY angry.
when Allison died, I was angry at the situation. now, I am angry at SF General! this should never have happened. it was something simple, like someone forgetting to change their gloves, or using an implement that was not properly sterilized. I know healthcare is a challenging field, but the fact is that someone screwed up and because of that my friend is DEAD. he did NOT deserve that.
I feel like I should be writing about how awesome Jeff was, and I will get to that, but at this moment I am way too pissed off to manage that. he was a truly unique person, with great energy and enthusiasm for life, and at least I can say that he really lived - even if it was for far too short a time.
more later. I have to go to bed now. the memorial is tomorrow, hopefully that will help. I also have a tattoo appointment, ironically/perfectly.