brevity

The wife of a very dear friend has cancer.

The illness is fairly recent. After treatments, it went into remission. Two days ago they learned it is back. There is one untried chemo treatment remaining. She is not the type to try alternative treatments or join support groups.

Emotions run strong and real while at the side of a dear friend whose wife is sick and/or dying.

A part of me wants to fix things oh so very much. Make it better. Take away the pain and suffering. Prevent the path that may await her and them from occurring.

I cannot.

It is the human part of me with which I wrestle; the spiritual part is peacefully at the side of my dear friend while he is at hers.

That is all for today. It is enough.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. knitterpixie
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 11:42:08

    I hope she is not in pain, as much as that is possible for her.

    Reply

  2. bizemom
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 12:14:04

    The one thing you can do is continue to provide support. Good luck

    Reply

  3. longeyesamurai
    Jun 18, 2011 @ 06:07:44

    These are the most frustrating of times. I’m a bit like you, at a loss when these things happen…

    Reply

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