My best friend called this morning to tell me that her mother has been diagnosed with cancer. They don't know what kind yet, but she's in the socialized medicine world of England, and they wouldn't even have known had the kids not all got together and paid out of their own pockets for an MRI - her MRI through the system is still 21 weeks away.
My friend is flying to England tomorrow to be with her mom and family and to see what can be done. Over the course of the next couple of weeks we'll find out the type, treatment and try not to kill the doctor responsible for prolonging this diagnosis.
If I could be so bold to ask for some good thoughts from all of you, prayers if you do that, and just general best wishes I can pass on to my friend and her family, I'd really appreciate it.