posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 02:26 AM
My sincere condolences to you and your friends. May your grief be eased by the love and respect of your friends. Life can throw us curves when we
least expect it.
Cancer can be extremely slow to kill and it can blindside you and kill in days or weeks.
My best friend, the love of my life, my second wife; went slow. She had a 6 year bout with four recurrences of non Hodgkins lymphoma. She underwent
two courses of chemo and one course of a non conventional treatment. We thought we had it beat but it came back a fourth time and took her out in two
I also had a friend and fellow worker who was just one month younger than me who went incredibly fast. His wife called us the gold dust twins. We had
both retired from the company where we worked together and both started our own consulting businesses. We kept up our relationships, both personal and
business, after we left the company. I had not talked to him for a few weeks due to both of us being "on the road" on business. When I called him I
got his wife who told me that he had passed on just a couple of days ago. He started having low back pains and thought he might have a kidney
infection so he went to his doctor. The doctor found that he had kidney cancer and it was so aggressive that he was gone in less than two weeks after
I don't know which is worse, the shock of sudden death or the agony of a long drawn out illness leading to death.