A diagnosis of cancer.
On Thursday, I found out that an old friend has been diagnosed with cancer. No one, yet, knows what type of cancer she has, but, with an MRI scan, the cancer has been located in her lung, kidney, and femur. Tuesday, we will all know what type of cancer it is.
I was taken aback by the news. Somewhat dumbfounded, confused, and dazed. I heard the news only by accidentally bumping into her brother, my ex, at the grocery store down the road. This news was very new, though, and I think everyone was just trying to deal with what just happened. I immediately told two of my children since she is their auntie.
So, as you can imagine, my mind is not as present as it was prior to Thursday. I am still getting things done, but in the not so far distance of my thoughts, I think about her. I think about a life that may be cut short because of a growth that is now housing her body.
My son and I went to visit her on Sunday. It was a v…