Today was a beautiful day. We woke up slowly, into a sunny day that was supposed to be rainy. Found our way to the Riva for coffee with Eddie and Bann. I was feeling under the weather slightly, found a beet-carrot-ginger-apple-lime juice to remedy myself, extra ginger of course.
Sitting with friends, watching the harbor & palm trees swaying in the warm October sun- makes it quite easy to forget the purpose of this trip.
The love of my life, my soulmate, has cancer. Stage T2, non seminoma testicular cancer - the aggressive one- to be exact.
Today, he saw his oncologist. Nine weeks of chemotherapy start next week.
This scary and ferocious ride began so swiftly, almost undetected. Time alone three Sunday nights ago, a lump was brought to my attention- and just like that, things seemed to be deteriorating, collapsing. A slow crumble, a descent I couldn't stop. My mind restless, imagining the worst- the worst is something I cannot bring to words.
The prognosis is good. He will be cured and he will be better than ever- respectively. But here we go, on a journey we could have never imagined. So busy and consumed by our lives, fighting to build our future. And in five minutes you forget what those worries were. Because you begin to realize that without health, family and love- there is nothing in this life.