A Perfect Circle – “Orestes”
I’m taking time out from my Python programming to talk about some personal stuff, because I think it’s worth mentioning.
Daniel got a phone call today from his dad, about his grandma, “Nana.” His grandparents have never really been in the best of health (grandpa (“Hi-Kid”) has had multiple heart attacks; Nana has had multiple strokes; at one point (years ago) they were both alcoholics and Nana was addicted to Valium) but they’ve recovered well from all these things. As well as can be expected, that is.
Recently, Nana hasn’t been doing so well. She’s still cheery and in good spirits, but her health seemed to be failing, so several tests were done. The phone call today was to tell us that she has been diagnosed with liver cancer.
She’s aware of the diagnosis, and has bravely chosen to refuse the chemotherapy as there is no guarantee it will work, and will probably just make her very, very sick. She’s chosen to just let the cancer run its course. The doctors give her about six months.
We’re not really sure what’s going to happen at this point. We’re all obviously worried about Nana, but we’re also concerned for Hi-Kid as well – what’s he going to do without the woman he’s shared his life with for 60+ years? Family is relatively close by (within an hour’s drive), but it still won’t be easy for him, I’m sure.
Please keep Daniel and his family in your thoughts.