10 July, 2008

It just keeps on coming...

My VHS German teacher and I have developed a friendship over the last year, so when classes ended last month she agreed to give me private lessons up until the summer vacation. I showed up at her house this morning and she was very agitated.

"I'm so glad you came today-- I can really use the diversion. My husband has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and we're waiting on test results to see if it's metastized to his lymph nodes."

She was so shaken and I felt so intensely sad for her! Life seems so precarious to me at the moment. I've got tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat every time M or the kids leave the house. I'm trying to keep everything in perspective, but it's not always easy...

5 comments:

Astrid said...

I'm so sad to hear all of this. There seems to be an overload around you at the moment. Sending you a hug!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm so sorry for all those around you are experiencing. The main thing about prostate cancer, luckily, is that it usually moves very, very slowly, and it's rare for someone to die of it. (This is what my father had and what my FIL has, too).

Gads, you must think my whole family is riddled... we're okay, actually.

Goofball said...

ok while on my way to come and give you a big virtual hug , I'll have to make my round ;)

Betsy said...

You guys are so great! Your comments mean a lot to me!

Betsy said...

My teacher's husband got his test results back today and it was bad news. Apparently it's metastized to his lymph nodes. She was, of course, upset so I had a hard time understanding everything she said, but it sounds like his prognosis isn't good.

*sigh*