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You know how people remember what they were doing on a certain day in history – such as the day of the World Trade Center disaster, Kennedy’s assassination, or the day that the Space Shuttle exploded? Well, I’m sitting here today thinking of what I was doing last year on this day – the first Wednesday in March, 2010 – and while there are only a handful of other people who can relate to that day, it’s important to me. . .
I remember looking into the face of my best friend Sue’s doctor, standing in the hallway outside her hospital room, and saying, “Dr. —, please be straight with us. We don’t care what test results you’re waiting for, we want to know what YOU REALLY think.” Looking back, I don’t know if I’d ask that question again, because I certainly wasn’t prepared for (or happy with) the answer he gave. But the words are etched on my mind and I don’t know that they’ll ever leave. Because it was on that day that he told us that in all his years of practicing cancer medicine, he had MAYBE seen cancer progress this fast 5 times; and that we only had, at most, a month left with Sue. (Less than 48 hours later, she was gone – but that’s a story for another day.)
Please be in prayer for Sue’s family and friends this week who are missing her and remembering. It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since I’ve heard her voice on the phone (previous to that, we talked not once, but several times, every day). Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her and miss her.
Cancer is a horrible, ugly disease. My cousin Tim lost his wife to cancer on Monday. I ask that you also remember Tim and his family as they prepare for the funeral services tonight and tomorrow. It’s so hard to say good-bye.
My brother David is having surgery this morning (11am est) to repair his Achilles tendon, which he tore last week. He’s an active guy with 4 little boys. Being still for several weeks isn’t really in his nature. 🙂 (His orthopedic surgeon is the same one who did Ian’s casting for his broken leg a few months back.)
On a more positive note, Brian and I were able to get out last night and celebrate our 19th anniversary. Hard to believe it’s been so long! (I wouldn’t recommend the ribs at Longhorn Steakhouse – I was NOT impressed!)