I found out tonight that one of my cousins, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor several years ago, passed away. He would come to Ann Arbor for treatment, so nearly every time, he and his wife would take me out to lunch. Here, while their family was struggling with illness, they were making sure that I was taken care of. And as I embarked on my own illness journey, my cousins were there to listen to and support me, despite having their own issues.
I became really close with them and felt like my cousin and I were partners in illness, which is not the kind of bond that you can have with just anyone.
I am having difficulty processing this now, so I probably will not be blogging for some time.
Sometimes life just does not make any sense...
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