Her husband, my uncle (my mother's brother), has just been diagnosed with cancer.
We won't know how bad it is for a while, but my god - how his kids must be hurting. I have this awful, sick feeling in my stomach. It's not me that I feel bad for, it's my cousins John and Mary Lou. It's for my whole family. They're such good, honest, loving folk. It strikes me as just a tad on the unfair side.
But there's nothing that I or anyone else can do. All I'm left with is this sick, weak feeling. It could be nothing. It could be everything. I am lost in a sea of uncertainty.