When cancer takes up residence and you can't evict it.
I had put off writing a post about this but I guess it's time. I think I just need to see it in writing for myself to try and make some sense of it..
For the benefit of those who haven't been around for a long time with my blog, I have a best friend whose name is Linda. She is Seventy-Six years young. She has been the Ethel to my Lucy for the last ten plus years.
This photo here is my Ethel, Linda.
Unfortunately my Ethel, also has cancer. Diagnosed a few months ago with non small cell lung cancer (NSCC). Linda has been undergoing bi-weekly chemo treatments for the last three months. She's done very well with the treatments but as it happens with all chemo, the more you are given the harder the toll it takes on your body. She's hanging in there though. She has lost some weight and she's lost all her hair but she hasn't lost what has always made her Linda and for that I am grateful.
I can honestly say she is one of the best friends I have ever had and probably ever will have. We spent some time together tonight, and on Sunday I think we are going to make some potato soup together which is a favorite of hers and something she's been craving.
I want to spend more time with her so I am going to make the time. There are some things and some people in life who are more important than running that errand, washing those clothes and making sure your home is neat and tidy at all times. We may even go wig shopping sometime next week.
I know there are a lot of you who pray so I'd to ask you to keep Linda in your prayers. She's doing as well as can be expected but as a lot of you know when you have an incurable cancer you're always fighting a battle.