Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Life, is about now.........

As i posted in my previous post that i needed to visit an old friend of mine who is sick, i am glad now that i have managed to pay him a visit after a few missed turns and overshots.

Upon arriving at his doorstep,i called out "Robert, Robert" he took a peek through his window pane and suddenly he repsonded " is that you Eugene?" gladly i replied "sure is. As the door open, i saw one frail figure walking with the assistance of walking frame, and i was glad, i met up with an old friend.
I spent about two hours chit-chatting with and old friend(didnt know that he is already 62, and how time flies)reminiscing the old times, and i asked him about his health condition. He told me that he was suffering from colon cancer which has since spread to the other parts of his body.

He even told me a dreaded news that his doctor told him that he had only two months to live out his life, i didnt ask when would that time frame expire, i just hope that i can still see him on my next few visits.

Talking to a friend who has walked toward the end of the line,has really humbled you as a person, and how this category of people face life knowing that life itself will soon if not sooner run out on them can teach you what life really is all about.

I am still trying to digest what lessons i can possibly learn after meeting an old friend, but one thing is for sure is that one must always try to bring joy and laugther to our friends, it doesnt really matter if you are called a crown sometimes.

As i made my way out of Robert's house, i wished him well and promised that i will be back visiting, and profusely he thanked me for spending my time chit-chatting with him, and to him it was precious.

P/S : That are just things you can do to bring joy to others


  1. Cancer is so common nowadays.. most dreaded word and frightening.. sigh.. at this time, given 2 months to live, each day, each hour is like a time bomb.. and yet so precious to the victim.'
    Pray for him.. God Bless...

  2. May God bless him..
    Hope he will always strong to face the life..

    My regards to him

  3. i think being positive is very important in our lives..

  4. Colon cancer - very fast! Don't mean to be cruel but I would consider that a blessing instead of having it drag on and on... The pain is unbearable - an aunt of mine suffered terribly for years (breast) before she passed away.

  5. The picture reminded me about my grandma's house...

    Be strong, Be happy!

  6. Not many people are as strong as your friend. When a person is told that he only has two more months to live, he either accepts it bravely and live out the rest of his days to the max, or he goes into denial and waste his remaining days being delusional. I have come across both people, very close to me, and the latter is very very painful to watch, and to this day, it still haunts me.

  7. Hello,

    Thanks for sharing.

    I have a friend that’s fighting stage 4 colon cancer so I know what a dreadful disease it is.

    I had my first colonoscopy at age 50. A polyp was found and removed. I’m now 58 and I had my second colonoscopy a few weeks ago. Nothing was found this time.

    I just want to remind and encourage everyone to get screened for colon cancer. The procedure itself (colonoscopy) is not painful, with the possible exception of the I.V. The preparation the day before is a little inconvenient. Plan to be close to a bathroom.

    The ‘official’ guideline is to have a colonoscopy if you are older than 50 and every 10 years thereafter. That is, if you’re at average risk. Check with your physician. Schedule an appointment today!