Tuesday, 22 June 2010

"What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise¨ [Oscar Wilde]

This morning I finally managed to get a hold of my aunt, and things do look bad indeed. As I mentioned last week, I got some bad news: a close relative of mine was diagnosed with a serious illness. We still don’t know at what stage the disease is, so there is no exact prognosis either, but if it has spread, the likelihood of surviving is very small. But at least there is hope and this is a moment when we all need to dig into our minds and find enough sisu and love to be there for each other and keep supporting the people who need it the most. 

At a personal level this probably means that I will be going to Finland soon to spend a couple of weeks there with my family, as well as visit relatives.

1 comment:

knickknacks said...

I'm sorry to hear that. My father passed away from metastatic cancer years ago. There's alot of carer stress towards the end and it would be good if there is good family support. But hopefully, the disease hasn't spread in your relative. *hugs*