...everything else, not so much.
So any of you folks who've been watching me for awhile might remember a rant I went on about my aunt's cancer. She's been fighting it with a brave smile these last 9 months even though the doctors made it fairly clear there wasn't any hope of remission. They have been doing everything possible to extend what life she has, even so it appears that she has very little time. She's in the hospital again, and by all indications it's likely to be for the last time. Things will probably happen very quickly now and all they can do is make her as comfortable as possible.
It kinda seems selfish to think about your own mortality when someone else's life is measured in hours, but, you know, that's what we do. After some thought I made the decision to quit smoking for good since that's what got her where she is.
So far, so good. Haven't bought a pack in three days.
I am using those electronic cigs though. Let me tell you something: They take the edge off, but they taste like shit. They have a weird, sour, electric tang to them that sorta sits on your tongue for a second, that's the best I can describe it.
I know it doesn't seem like much, but I guess I can honor her by quitting. Better than waiting for the call that she's gone while smoking pack after pack.
My aunt passed away as of 6 pm US Eastern time this evening. She's already missed.
5 years ago
12 Aug 2013 11:40 CEST