When my dad died of lung cancer in 1983, we cried together, and laughed at the man with the biggest nose known to man who showed up at the funeral home. When my mom was experiencing her first symptoms of Alzheimer's, we spent a lot of time talking about the past, and what was going to happen to my mom in the future.
Nancy - daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, retired government employee. She is a wonderful human being, she and my brother have always been kind and supportive over the decades. Here they are at Erin's wedding in August:
Her only sister, Carole, died a few years ago from cancer. My brother Stan has been dealing with bladder cancer for four years.
They've had enough. It's hard not to say that it's not fair.
But life is often not fair.
Her new oncologist only sees new patients on Friday...we await further news. Hopefully, we'll add cancer survivor to her list of titles.