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Aaron and my husband have been best friends since they were six years old. In the last few years, a wonderful woman named Laura has been in his life. We loved her the moment we met her. Warm, funny, and smart, and she'd just bought a restaurant (so of course we immediately went out and got her a copy of Kitchen Confidential). She was a natural. She turned the place around, and found her true calling. All her employees loved her, and she developed fiercely loyal customers.
Not long after, she developed colon cancer and just finished chemo a year ago. But we just found out that there's a tumor in her lung and it looks bad. She and Aaron flew to Texas to see a top specialist today.
Aaron asked us to think of her today and to ask anyone we know who prays to keep her in their thoughts. So I'm asking my friends here. If you meditate or pray or have some other form of spiritual practice, would you please think of Laura and Aaron today and in the next couple of weeks. And if you belong to a prayer chain, we would deeply appreciate it if you would ask for their prayers too.
Thank you all.
 

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Mezz, CC, Panini, and Plum thank you so much for your good wishes. They are much appreciated (and perhaps they are helping).
Laura has been seeing doctors at Anderson (apparently light years away from they way she was treated in San Francisco). She's had 3 CT scans and no other lesions have shown up. The SF doctors seemed way too sure that the original cancer had metastasized. She's having more tests today and then meeting with the oncologist on Tuesday to plan out what's next. Aaron sounded much better on the phone last night.

Plum, I'm so very sorry to hear about your father. I will keep him in my thoughts.

Panini, thank you so much for your generous offer of time and experience. It means a lot. It also helps to hear stories like yours and your wife's. Thank you.

This all just reminds me of a doctor I used to go to years ago. He never exercized, ate too much and poorly, but he lost two, seemingly healthy much younger wives: one to a car accident and one to a rare disease. He said that he should have been the one to go, but life isn't that predictable. So to love those around you while you have them. Time is out of your hands but love isn't.

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Plum,
I'm so sorry for your loss, but at the same time, I'm so happy for you that you and your family had such an important year together. It sounds like it was (and is continuing to be) an extraordinary gift. How amazing life is. And thank you for the PM. I'd forgotten I'd written that and needed to be reminded myself.

And let me add an update on my friends Laura and Aaron. Aaron had to undergo a hip replacement while Laura was in chemo, but they both came through and we're hoping to drive up north to visit in December. No one is talking about time or prognosis, but right now I don't feel a need to know. Each day is precious and filled with possibilities. At least that's how I'm feeling after reading Plum's post.

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