Short column. I'm overwhelmed right now. Too much sadness, too much sickness, and now more death.
Got a call from one of my father's side cousins today. Her mother, my father's next-in-line sister, had two more hours to live, she told me the doctor had just told them. My aunt is in inpatient hospice. Nine days ago, she suddenly refused food and water. She's got metastasized breast cancer. My cousin said not to even come down today because they're already covered up with more people than they can handle.
My father died of metastasized prostate cancer last May. His sister, by now, has probably died of mestastasized breast cancer. Please, please, everyone who reads this: get checked. Get treated. Please live.
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