Friday, July 27, 2012

On cancer.

What do you do when one of your family members tells you that their cancer came back, that it is agressive, and that they have mere weeks (to months) to live?

This happened just moments ago. I feel paralyzed.


the narrator said...

Right now you what you are supposed to do is cry.

I'm so sorry.

Cumorah said...

Oh sugar, and Spencer, and family...tears for you.

Newt said...

Rachel. I have no words. Know that I am sending love your way.

Rachel Hunt said...

Narrator Lloyd, that is exactly what I did, and what I have spent a lot of time today doing. Thank you for your kindness.

Cumo sister, thank you.

Katie Newt, also thank you.

Thirdmango said...

When I found out I might have cancer life changed a lot. I don't have cancer now but will likely have it at some point in my life. But what helped me the most from friends was simply being there and having fun with me. Normalizing life was really what I wanted. There was a recent movie called 50/50 with Joseph Gordon Leavitt and Seth Rogen about JGL getting Cancer. I connected with it a lot but Seth Rogen's character did basically the best things he could do, just being the same person he was before the cancer.

Cancer changes parts of life but it shouldn't change all parts of life, because people with cancer still want their life to be fun. Good luck.

Ashley A. said...

I'm so sorry, Rachel. I hope you and your family can kind peace during such a difficult time. Love you!