I am a rabbit in headlights, a strobe-lit goldfish…

My beautiful friend, Belinda, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (stage four) and the cancer has spread to her liver. She’s a month younger than me. We went to school together. She has a small boy, Jude, who is five and equally gorgeous.

I found out yesterday morning. I can’t phone her, can’t text, write a letter, can’t just turn up unannounced – I feel completely paralysed and don’t know what to do. It’s just so shit.

BUT, I have to hope that she will get better. There just isn’t any other way to think about it.


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6 Responses to

  1. Hadley - Mrs Flying Blind says:

    Oh matey – life is such a complete bitch sometimes xxx

  2. Mary Emmens says:

    Oh Jo, I’m so sorry for her and for you, make her something beautiful if you can’t do anything else. big hugs Mx

  3. Carol says:

    Oh Jo , what can I say. What a totally bum deal. While we were on holiday a very dear friend of mine had a massive sub-arachnoid haemorrhage and her family was told she was going to die. Fortunately, she has pulled through but still is in a neurosurgical ward still not quite right. Sadly, the chances of recovery from pancreatic cancer are not so good. You must contact her, she and her family will need so much support.

  4. Mary says:

    Oh Jo, what terrible news. Like Carol says, make contact, support from friends and family are so important at a time like this.

  5. Joanne says:

    What an awful thing! LIfe truly is a shit sometimes!
    Call her and tell her you just don’t know what to say! Then take freezable dinners when you go and see her, that can be popped in the oven when things are a bit too much to worry about cooking. Practical help and someone to listen is sometimes the best! xxx

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