My mother has just been told she's got renal cancer, the tumour is 6cm long. The surgeon said if she was younger and fitter, he would recommend removing her kidney straight away. He's giving her a fortnight to decide whether she wants it removed, or to do nothing. She's nearly 83 and in poor health. She's shell shocked.
I've been in tears since sister told me, it's just one thing after another. But it does put my stuff into perspective.