On October 10, 2012, Orac posted a story about a case of neglected breast cancer. The first commenter was Terry Given, whose beloved wife Ruth died of breast cancer on September 23, 2012.
Terry gave Grant Jacobs permission to repost the comment as a blog post. It is the story of the three and a half years of love and togetherness they had after her breast cancer diagnosis. You need to read it.
I thought Ruth was pretty amazing, but I’m biased. As a victim of cancer, she is unfortunately one of many – they are all loved, they are all our sisters, our mothers, our children, our brothers. and they are all missed.
I can say that I am grateful for her cancer though – It really brought Ruth’s family together, and allowed the two of us (me in particular) to realise just what we had. Its true that you dont appreciate what you have until you face losing it.