"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding" - Latest fortune cookie
"Sometimes, life sucks" - Anonymous
This has been a particularly challenging year so far. Many of you know the story, but it might be new to others. Right around the day my recurrence was diagnosed, my dad was also diagnosed for adenocarcinoma. We began to battle our cancers in our own ways, though there was some overlap in the treatments. My amazing family switched into high gear, with my two sisters heading out west to take care of me while my brother remained in Michigan to watch over my mom and dad.
Since then our paths were very different. My dad's health generally declined until he just didn't feel like fighting any more. He passed away a week ago Sunday.
My dad was amazing. We all loved him so much, and while nobody lives forever, it still sucks to lose someone so wonderful. And that's why I haven't been updating the blog.