So it's a week till Mardi Gras, but I have to admit, I'm not feeling very festive this year.
Cancer is nothing new for me. I'm sure it's not to you all either. I mean, I can't count how many relatives I've lost to it over my life. I imagine that's true for most of you as well. But recently, in the past few months or so, the cancer news seems to be coming faster and harder than ever.
And it sucks.
A while back I'd written about my cousin and her dire diagnosis. Thank god, she's still hanging in there, but it's been bad.
A few weeks ago, my uncle died, after a long bout with colon cancer.
Meanwhile, John's father's health has suddenly taken a turn for the worse. Cancer again.
And lastly, just a few days ago, I learned that one of my very best friends has colon cancer. It has spread to his liver.
He's 35. It's quite a shock. Completely out of the blue. He began chemotherapy just yesterday.