Reality punched me in the face, real real hard!!!!
i was recently reminded by an unforeseen traumatic event that some day we all must die. it's a sad thing to think you know that someday you'll think your last thoughts and breathe your last breathe, knowing that even as you are reading this blog post you will get closer and closer to that day.
a friend of mine was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that results from excessive exposure to asbestos.
In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) or the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart). he has the heart one
when we were back home he was a big construction junkie, i mean he'd go all out, on site, in room, the works. he was studying to be an architect and was freakishly good at it. now he's got this Mesothelioma. the doctors say things dont look too good, that there's a slight chance but ive watched enough medical dramas and been to enough waiting rooms to know that this is a death sentence. he's been going for chemo and everything and it's not seeming to work out.
he's already resigned and is now accepting the idea of dying. the guy's only 25 and he's already staring down his grave. he also decided to write his own epitaph. i keep wanting to reassure him that everything's gonna be alright but it really isnt and he makes it worse by joking about it. i dont know what to do. even though everything is so messed up i still have that inkling of hope, a little part of me is still clinging onto him and wont let go. what should i say to him?
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