Sunday, August 17, 2008

If I could save time in a bottle...

One of my new co-blogger friends has been victimized. She was given hope for a cure for her cancer. A radical new surgery, Pelvic Exenteration, was set before her like a glass of cool, sweet water to one dying of thirst. A cure. Hope against hope. Life with her 6 year old son. A future.

But like water in the desert it proved to be a mirage. Her cancer has already spread beyond her pelvic cavity, up towards her liver. This radical surgery in which she will lose so much of herself, cannot cure her any longer. It is too late for that. And it cannot give her greater longevity. Time, is the most precious of commodities.

What it can give her is quality of life in the time she has left.

A consolation prize at best.

Jen is feeling understandably down this week. Stop by and read her powerful words upon receiving this disappointing news and offer her support and encouragement.


sarah said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'd love to stop over and support her. Unfortunately, the link isn't working. Is that the link or is that a problem with Blogger?

Imstell said...

Sarah - Thanks for the heads up. It's all fixed now.

toddlerplanet said...

Great idea! Jen is so wonderful.