What do I say to a very close friend who is dying of cancer?
This is not just an acquaintance. This is a really close friend. I’ve known him for 12 years, and while we don’t live in the same town, we talk on the phone all the time. I have no secrets from him. I mean none. He knows my most intimate details.
He’s been sick for quite a few years and is very tired. His disease has progressed, and the cancer has moved into his bones in his vertebrae and hips.
Through it all, he has not lost his sense of humor. He has kept working at his job despite terrible pain.
Still, he’s looking at going to the mainland for further treatment.
I just don’t know what to say to him anymore. I’m not sure what my feelings are about it.
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