After we returned from dinner last night, I called my long-time friend and neighbor to see how she was doing with the chemo. I was devistated to learn that she is dying. I guess I always knew that but didn't want to face the reality of it. She has been given six months to a year to live. She is in her early 60's.
The cancer is now in her liver, plus her life-long kidney problem is very bad, so if the one thing doesn't get her, the other will. She must now decide whether to discontinue the chemo and have a little better quality of life for a short time, or continue the chemo indefinintely to (supposedly) keep the cancer in check. Even if that situation didn't exist, she would face kidney dialysis.
That is terrible news. I am so sorry about your friend. That is such a horrible illness. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend.
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