Yesterday I got this update from my mentor about his cancer:
"I had a drastic turn about in how I was feeling and ended up going into the emergency room. They kept me there for two days and stabilized my "stats" so that I could fly home on Tuesday. What I experienced on Sunday was a severe case of expressive aphasia, due to a combination of complications caused by the chemo drugs I was taking. I am still experiencing some of the aphasia but am working through that.
The cancer is progressing- however slowly- into new territory and is effecting my ability to hold onto the words I need to describe my thoughts and pass them on to others."
I joined Ravelry, a knitting website, a few months ago because of my new obsession and I thought I would see if there are any brain cancer groups I could join. There are a lot of 'charity' groups you can join where you knit things for a cause - everything from hats for troops to dolls for kids in Africa. Anyway, once again, there are about 200 groups dedicated to breast cancer and there was ONE about brain cancer, and it's not even a general group - it's dedicated to one particular boy with brain cancer.
I did a little research awhile ago to see if brain cancer had a certain colored ribbon. It's gray. Seriously? Did they run out of 'happy' colors? Or any color for that matter?
I know I've already complained about this, but sometimes you just need to vent, you know?