Is slowly fading away
Trees shed their leaves
And as they blow away
They are getting ready to sleep
Under a blanket of snow.
I took a friend to an oncologist. He had hurt his leg while running and tripping over a chair. When they did an xray they saw a few masses and wanted to look more at them. They said it is a type often found only with a similar injury.Two grandmothers sat across from each other, asking how long a marrow transplant would take, while their grandson played in a children's area. They heard no answer but looked deeper into each others eyes and grasped each other for a long needed cry. I wished I could have offered them an answer, since I had volunteered to donate marrow a few decades ago, but knew it wasn't always the answer to return one back to a healthy lifestyle.Things have gotten better with that dreaded word, cancer. I started working with Hospice in the late seventies while taking a class on Death and Dying.Many came into the program for a very short time, while many go home today.The children coming through hurt me worse to see.I looked at my friend and hugged him, it was hard to see what the doctor would say, but I knew attitude today was the best to have. Our lives can be so fragile, which is why I live life to the fullest, out on the prairie.