I'll Never Forget
I cried like a 5-year-old when my best friend died from cancer. I was in the shower and just 10 mins. before woke up to hear the phone ringing. It was her husband telling me she'd passed away early that morning. I kind of thought she would because she just wasn't doing well physically. She only weighed about 80 lbs when she died -- from lung cancer. Yes, she was a smoker. She was like my older sister and my best friend. She said she was sure she was going to beat the cancer, but I wasn't so certain. She wouldn't eat, and after a while it seemed like she wanted to die. Plus, the cancer had spread throughout her body. The reason it got so out of hand was that she'd had a cough for about 6 mos. and thought it was a smoker's cough. She didn't want to take the time to see a doctor.
After I talked to her husband I did pretty good holding myself together, thinking, "Well, she's no longer in pain ...." But then when I got into the shower I just lost it and cried like a baby. I was also fairly pissed off at her for leaving me. I'll never forget her. I loved her, needed her in my life. And she died.