Welcome to Oncology Post 4

We waited to hear back from the hospital.  My in-laws, Susan, and me.  No one left the apartment.  We just sat around, reading and looking out the windows.  Susan slept constantly.  She was in shock.  After a day and a half someone from the hospital called.  It felt like a week since the diagnosis.  It ...

Waiting – Post 3

I have no recollection of what happened after we left the hospital.  I remember leaving the hospital. Then my memory skips to Sue’s parents suddenly being at the apartment with us.  They must have flown in from Florida as soon as we told them.  I don’t remember who told them or when.  I don’t even ...

I’d like you to meet my wife . . . Post 2

Many people called her Sue.  I never did.  For the sixteen years that we were together, I always called her Susan.  I once said to her, “Everyone close to you calls you Sue except me.  Would you like me to call you that?”  She said, “No.  I like that you call me Susan.  I like hearing ...

May 2013 – Post 1

An early morning in May 2013. I was sitting in the waiting area of the Norton Suburban Hospital surgical wing.  I took Susan there to have her gall bladder removed.  She had been having sharp pain in her upper abdominal area since late 2012.  It often occurred after she ate something that was too greasy or ...