Estelle Puccio-Coplin

I never thought in a million years I would be typing an message like this on Instagram lol but here we most of you know I've been suffering from excruciating headaches, blurred vision, impaired hearing, and jaw pain and after 6 nights in the hospital we finally have some answers. the news seemed to get progressively worse as the days went on, but here is a summary of where we currently stand: 

I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in my eye socket, throat, and nostril (my whole face really) that has spread to my spine. It is located in places that are not operable so the next step is chemo/radiation. We are still waiting on the biopsy results to determine what kind of cancer and what the treatment process looks like. We will also be starting the egg freezing/fertility process this week, so the future baby poochy-coplins will be safe and sound in a freezer. While this has undoubtedly been the worst week of my life, I'm so grateful for the mighty tribe that is fighting right alongside me. The love and support I have felt from friends, family, colleagues, ex-colleagues, people I've met in bathrooms, people I've met at music festivals, people I've met abroad people I've met through all walks of life, has been overwhelming and reminds me why life is truly so beautiful. While this sucks so much, one thing certainly rings true and that is that love always wins. I love all of you tremendously and we're ready to fight this thing. (I don't want to speak too soon or have it hear me thinking but I think this cancer a little b*tch and I've def had worse hangovers than this, facts are facts). One of my all-time fav quotes, circa outsidelands 2014, at capital cities on the twin peaks stage, where I wish I would be this weekend on the hill jumping around and spilling beers with most of you: 

"Joy and sorrow are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed."