Trip, I am so sorry to hear about your best friend. It is amazing to have a best friend after so many years isn't it? I know, because "Cruwysie" and I have been friends since we were 10 yrs old in Gr. 5!
We have a friend of a friend going down that "Pink Road" right now.
She had a double mastectomy a few months back and was doing fine until they found a brain tumour last month. She is home for Christmas, and doing as well as can be expected, but it is hard on all those around her who love and care for her. Prayers go out to her and to your BFF....