This is an email my friend sent to advise me of her upcoming hip replacement surgery today (although I already knew it was coming). The latter part of the email gave us, her many friends, the phone numbers of her sister and one of her daughters in case we wanted to check on her. I called her sister this evening. I just wanted to know she had survived the surgery. If she did that, we will have her for longer. She did. Yay.
It turns out that you are better off if breast cancer metasizes to bone, rather than to an organ. You get more time that way. But not much.
It’s impossible to describe the courage and good humor with which my friend has faced this.