Sunday, October 18, 2009

The phone call

I knew this day was coming.  My friend from work has been deemed terminal.  They are arranging for hospice.

He's disheartened, his mom and sister are somewhat surprised.  They kept holding on t the idea that he'd walk out of there.

I haven't been so optimistic.  And I hate when I am right with this type of thing.  I guess me and the girls at work have been preparing for this very situation.  

I need to call him but the question is do I call him today?  Or wait.  Waiting might be a bad idea because he isn't going to get better.  They are stopping chemo which I don't think makes any difference at all since it never seemed to have done anything.  Too much cancer everywhere to make a dent.

I'm sad today. 


Donita Curioso said...

Wow, it's been a while since I last checked in. I'm sorry about your friend.


VO said...

Thanks. It's been difficult to watch from afar.

Damn is right.

susan m hinckley said...

I've been meaning to tell you how much I loved your line awhile ago about "the old guard leaving the planet -- hello mortality" (something like that). You're such a thought provoking writer, VO, even when it's about things like cancer. Which I've personally seen enough of to last the rest of my life. I'm so sorry you're facing it with a friend.

VO said...

Thanks Susan, it's been terrible to watch.

LOL, I'm not a very elegant writer, I just write whatever comes to mind (which is why I have a lot of nothing content too).

I do appreciate the comment about being a provoking writer - sometimes I'm provoked as you might have seen.