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Optipessimistic

The adult daughter of someone I know is struggling with cancer. If I remember correctly, it’s a relatively rare kind. They’ve done different things and at one point thought they’d gotten it all out. And it came back, as it seems always to do. So they’re trying a bone marrow transplant. And they’re optimistic. I remember that feeling. That thought that this thing, whatever it was, might help. Efforts bring optimism. Reality brings pessimism. I really hope for this family that this transplant takes care of it. I hope the kids are able to grow up with both their parents. I know that sometimes, things work. But I also know that a lot of times, they don’t. And cancer almost always wins.

 

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