My Dear Friend
i lost a sweet, dear friend (former beau) to lung cancer. no, he did not smoke. the really sad part was that he was an opera singer at one point and loved to sing. i didn't know him then. i only got to know him really when we started talking about 6 mos into his first round of treatments. radiation melted his vocal chords and he was unable to produce saliva so it made eating really hard for him. i think there were very few food items he could really enjoy.
granted, i didn't know him that well. he was very private about some things, and the cancer was something he rather would not speak of. he posted his progress on myspace.
we'd drifted apart roughly 6 months before his passing in january of this year. he found the love of his life then and he drifted in her direction. i don't think badly of him but i did wonder why for awhile.
i miss him. i don't think i ever met anyone so unique and educated on just about everything. he was one of those people who, when they walked in the room, you knew it.
i miss him - and i hate cancer.