I just heard some incredibly troubling news. A friend, and a coworker for ~5 years, has been diagnosed with brain cancer and has about four months to live. I won’t use his name because I do not have his permission, and I don’t have all the details.
This is hitting me incredibly hard.
He was the territory sales guy at my last company, and I was the sales engineer. This translates into the two of us spending LOADS of time together…flying to various cities, driving to/from our meetings, sharing meals, etc. When you spend THAT much time with a person, you can’t help but make a connection.
I’m going to write more about this at another time, I think. I can’t even organize my thoughts about this appropriately. He and his family are religious people, as am I, so I would ask that you pray. Pray that he has as little pain as possible. Pray that his wife and kids find peaceful moments in the midst of this mess. Pray that, when I talk to him, I can say the good things and not the stupid things.
This sucks. And cancer sucks even more.