My sister-in-law has just been diagnosed with kidney cancer. She is 36 and has two young boys - my nephews. These are the facts. The emotions are a different matter.
Update: Thanks so, so much for all your kind comments and positive vibes. Things are looking a little rosier this evening than they were this morning. She went for her scan and the cancer is contained within the kidney and hasn't spread to her other organs. She's still to have the bone/blood scan, but this first step is in the right direction. The doctors say she's had the cancer for two or three years without knowing - it's very slow growing.
A rollercoaster of emotion this week - they thought it was TB, then a rare tropical disease. Poor girl - I can't even imagine what she's been through. Oh, and I forgot to say she has a lovely husband too - the men always get left out.