The good the bad and the ugly....
I've thought a lot about whether to share this with you, but it's real and living with cancer can be good, bad and ugly. This is one of the ugly days.
Please feel free to skip reading this now if you think it will hinder your own journey through cancer. ( I was very careful about what I read during and after treatment, so I will not be offended).
My day today has been heartbreaking..
A few weeks ago I found out a friend of mine had been diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. She had started chemo, but last night we heard she had been given two days to live. Unbelievable! Devastating!
We spoke with her husband who said something along the lines of..'we are letting her go on ahead of us, we will meet her there, we know where she is going'. Such courage, faith and bravery. I hardly slept.
This morning we heard the news, she left early in the morning.
Just like that.
This morning she was met in heaven by one of our dear friends, I am sure they are catching up, celebrating. Although I know she is in a better place, it has not been a good day, my heart hurts. She leaves a lovely husband, a beautiful family and many, many friends.
I hate cancer so much, but I refuse to live in fear of it or let it stop me living.
This community is here to support, encourage and at times weep with you. Sometimes there are painful moments, just know we are still there for you in those days.