Please meet my new friend, I-Dunno

This blog was initially intended as a place to post fun stories of my life, told from the perspective of a 60-something woman, looking at the ironies of life, blah, blah, blah. Well, it seems it’s turned into a place to share about life, and more so of late, death and dying. My husband is suffering with terminal cancer. He just spent nine days in the hospital, having had renal failure due to a tumor that has blocked his kidneys from his bladder. We also learned that his bone cancer has spread. During the last two weeks, I made friends with someone I’d like to introduce you to. His name is I-Dunno. How did the tumor grow without the doctors noticing it? I dunno. Why didn’t we see the signs? I dunno. How much time does my husband have? I dunno. When is your husband going to go home? I dunno. Why do the good people get cancer? I dunno. Which is worse? Bone cancer or bladder cancer or prostate cancer? I dunno. Once one can wrap their arms around I-Dunno and accept him as a new member of the family, who has moved in, planted himself square in the middle of your life, and intends to stay for awhile — things ease up. Once you’ve accepted I-Dunno and all that goes with it — you can let go of some of the fear and resign to the unknown. This will help you rest.

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About susansplace

Widowed in 2012, I am a mother and grandmother. Born in San Francisco, I now live in the town I grew up in: Mill Valley, California. I love nature photography. Just an amateur but that's OK! My goal: world peace. Got any ideas?
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3 Responses to Please meet my new friend, I-Dunno

  1. Laura says:

    I have met I-Dunno and I am beginning to get used to him.

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