His Back Was Sore
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Having one of those week’s were you just can’t believe it’s true. And there’s just nothing you can do. Nothing you can do to make it better. Helplessness, that’s what this is.
A friend’s husband had had a sore back for awhile now. He builds decks; self employed. It started to get so bad that sitting for more then an hour was too painful. After some tests they found a tumor on his Esophagus and masses that could have been cancer on his lung and stomach. The tumor was so big that it was front to back. After some more tests this week it was revealed that the cancer had spread to his Spine. Too far advanced to do anything about it. He was given 3 weeks to 3 months to live. He’s at home with a morphine bag. I haven’t seen her since they found out. We are collecting money at work. I was told by 2 managers that my donation was generous, $50, I told them that this was all I could do for her. I couldn’t take the pain away or give her anything to make it better, that all I could do was give her money. They have 2 kids in their 30s and 3 beautiful Granddaughters.
I found this out on Thursday. I really don’t know what to do with it. So just dropping it here.