I'm in shock today. I spoke to my best friend on the phone earlier and she has told me she just found out she has cancer of the uterus.
I was cranky with her before that since I have barely heard from her over the last few months - i've only seen her once since I found out I was pregnant 8 months ago. So of course now I feel like a great big cow.
I don't think I was very supportive. I didn't make supportive sounds. I asked practical questions about prognosis, treatment options, how she was feeling. But reflecting on the conversation I feel like I should have got in the car and gone to see her. I'm pregnant, not physically incapable of driving.
I don't know what to say to her. I'm about to have my first baby and she's just been told that the treatment they recommend is a full hysterectomy - as soon as possible. No babies for her. Decision made for her.
She's my most precious friend and I don't know what to do or say. But I want to do and say everything I can to ease her pain and help her as best I can. But i don't really know where to start.
If anyone can offer any suggestions, I would appreciate it.