My best friend's sister just died from cancer after a long and painful battle. I'm glad that she's not in pain anymore but it was a shock. About a week ago, they knew that this go around was the end because her body just couldn't take any more treatments. But, they thought that she still had time left and would be able to go home for a while before she had to go to a hospice. Then all of a sudden there were complications and bleeding and the family decided to let her go because it was getting to be just one thing after another and what was being prolonged couldn't reasonably be called life.
It's such such a little word for so terrifying a reality. I've been thinking by just how greatly my life has been impacted by cancer. I lost two grandparents to cancer a decade apart. One of my favortite coworkers is a cancer survivor. One of my best friends just recently finished her just in case chemotherapy after have two masses removed.