Thursday, March 26, 2009
Taking Our Lumps
Two of my favorite people in the universe -- my daughter Rachel and my sister Libby -- have recently discovered lumps under their arm. This is cause for concern. Rachel's are apparently due to swollen lymph nodes; a pain, to be sure, but relatively benign and very treatable. Libby is not so fortunate. Libby is a breast-cancer survivor, and the past ten years have been a roller coaster ride of chemo and radiation treatments, nausea, fear, hope, joy, and the final felicitous pronouncement of the cure. Now it appears she has another type of cancer. We won't know much information for a few days, but she is undergoing a biopsy today. Please pray for her. This makes me sick, and very sad. God, I hate cancer.