1. Cancer sucks.
2. Grant came into my room the other night. He had a shellshocked look. “Well, I finished the summer reading.” I could tell he was trying not to cry. We talked about the book and the awfulness of the ending. Still wondering what the english department could have been thinking when they assigned this book. https://embracingtherollercoaster.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/this-could-be-interesting
3. Sam texted me at almost midnight last night. “Kirsten’s dad is having issues.” His bladder cancer has spread to one side of his chest. This is not good news. “It’s really sad. She’s really sad.” While I am glad that the girls have each other, this just seems like too much of a burden in their fledgling college days. https://embracingtherollercoaster.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/when-we-went-to-admitted-freshman-day-and-met-us
4. Remember when we went on the couples’ retreat through Johns Hopkins? The one female patient from our group died last month. This past weekend we met up with her husband and daughter along with another couple for brunch. It was good to see everyone and R & R seem to doing okay. He was very honest about just getting through one day at a time. He shared about his wife’s last minutes. It was heartbreaking. Because he is such a kind and loving man, he also wanted to make sure that we knew about a holistic tea that he felt had helped his wife in her last weeks. Turns out it is the same product sent to us by my friend, Lori. https://embracingtherollercoaster.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/friends-2
5. Cancer sucks.