I found out today that the mother of one of my coworkers just died, @ age 58, of cancer on Tuesday. The reason we just found out is because this particular coworker is out on Maternity Leave, having just given birth to her 2nd child on the 5th of this month. Yeah, think about that. What a roller-coaster of emotions this must all be for her. The joy of childbirth, followed by the pain of a parent’s death, all with a few weeks. I feel so bad for her. Damn cancer. That disease just really blows chunks, doesn’t it? Why the frak haven’t scientists cured this already? But, no, it’s one of those diseases that can just creep up on you @ any time, and there’s not much you can do about it. I mean, besides early detection, of course, which makes most versions easier to treat. But, still, it just sucks that this is one of those things that you just might get someday, and there’s really no way or knowing if you will. Apparently it’s like a 50/50 chance that you’ll get some form of cancer during your lifetime. The longer you live, the more those odds increase. And there’s so many, lung cancer, skin cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer (which, yes, MEN CAN GET TOO), testicular cancer (@ least women are spared that one), and others.

I don’t really have anything more to say on this topic, just felt like writing it. In the meantime, BE THANKFUL FOR EVERY DAY THAT YOU HAVE.


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