The Mad Rambling of a Hot Hormonal Forty Something.
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Wednesday, 3 February 2010
When Being Right, Just Isn't Right.
Hello My Dear Friends,
I have sad news to bring you today.
For some time now my adopted sister's Father has been ill. He is 83 and had been unwell for a while. He went into hospital for some routine tests to find out why he felt unwell and kept loosing his balance. While in there the hospital ran a whole batch of tests and discovered that he had cancer of the lungs, further tests showed that he also had cancer of the liver, the kidneys and a tumour on his brain.
The hospital in France (which is where they live) gave him 3months to 3 years, but also said that they could do nothing for him.
To be honest we have been living with this knowledge for some time now and while it is a terrible shock for us, it has obviously rocked my sisters world. We talked about a lot of things and have already cried together over Papa (as we both call him)
On Sunday I took "E" to the airport and sent her to France to be with her Papa and her Mama. E is going out there for 3 weeks and she asked me, "Do you think Papa will go while I am out there" I have a lot of knowledge about cancer and how it works and a close relationship with death due to a job I use to do. I didn't want to lie so I told her the truth and what to look out for so that she would know when the time was coming.
10 minuets ago I took the call I so didn't want to have to take and that is that Papa has passed. "E" said to me you were right it happen just as you said it would; and my heart just sank. He was a dear sweet man whose presence in my life will be missed.
This is one of those times when being right just isn't right.
One day I will tell you all about Papa and how the old German soldier became the surrogate father to this crazy mixed up Jewish girl. But right now I need to close the curtains, light the candles and cover the mirrors as well as gather the family together. If you don't see or hear from me for a few days, I know you will understand.