Monday, August 14, 2006

lighting a candle

my mom's best friend is having surgery today. she called mom the other day to tell her she has uterine cancer and 8/14 was going to be when just about all those innards are removed. merilyn is one of these people who is special to the nth degree. she always had time for me when i needed to talk when my parents were getting divorced and after. she can see multiple sides of many situations. she can hear a problem and know the solution. she's a beautiful woman inside and out. i haven't seen her for a few years b/c we didn't get to go to quilting week last year and this past year, mer couldn't come. i'm confident the surgery is going to go well...because it has to. i can't imagine the alternatives.

cancer seems to be all around right now and it's just making me angry and then some. i'm sure there are very bad people who have it, but it seems to me that it's the good people that get it.

*update* surgery apparently went well this morning. i don't know if she has to do any chemo or not.


Lostcheerio said...

I'm sorry about your friend and what struggles are ahead for her. I know what you mean about cancer seeming to have incredibly good taste. I take a lot of hope from your mom's experiences though. I'm sure Merilyn will be able to, also.

I'm glad you're back from camping! Again! You people are such natural livers! Well... not livers. You know what I mean. :)


Deb R said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well. Sending lots of good thoughts toward Merilyn.