Here I have been feeling not great and a tad sorry for myself, and suddenly I get a reality shock which makes me feel very ashamed of myself.
A friend rang me this afternoon to let me know that a mutual friend has suddenly gone down hill and is in the final stages of cancer which she has been battling for three years or so. I saw her about three weeks ago and she was doing really well, her hair was growing back and she was "doing well". Suddenly last week she took a turn for the worse and went into hospital, which I wasn't aware of. Anyway, the long and short of it is that within a few days she will no longer be with us.
This may sound wrong, and do hope no one takes it other than in than manner it is meant. We all suffer every day, life can be and is often very hard work, but the one thing we do have on our side is that it is not terminal, yes life in general is terminal, but I doubt anyone dies directly from fibro, but I stand to be corrected on that !
I am thankful that my friends' suffering will not be prolonged, but all the same, she has been a fab friend for the 21 years I've known her and I will miss her greatly.
A very sad Foggy x