Post # 1
My fiancé and I have a mutual friend, Z. He is our age, 21. He is going to be the best man at our wedding. However, Z has some rare form of cancer and he has been flying up to Philadelphia to get treatments. We are from Tennessee. Z lives there but my fiancé and I are going to school in Mississippi, 6 hours away. Z was taken to the ER because he couldn’t breathe. He also got pneumonia and he has ulcers in his stomach. He has been throwing up blood. We got a call today from my fiancé’s dad saying that Z isn’t doing so hot and that we need to come home and see him, because it may be our last chance. We traded around shifts so that we can make the trip home. We will be leaving in a few hours when my fiancé gets home. I am hoping for the best, but dreading the worst. I’m really scared that he isn’t going to make it. He is still in high spirits and joking around like normal, but he is in so much pain. I broke down at work when I was trying to switch shifts. I am trying to get myself together because I don’t want to upset him when we go visit. But it is so hard. He is only 21. I don’t want this to be happening..
Post # 3
@ecstaticfuturebride: I don’t think there’s anything us Bees can really say to make this terrible situation any better. I just want to say it is wonderful how supportive you are of your friend in his time in need and I’m sure it means to world to him to have people in his life like you and your fiance. Being there for him is all you can do and everyone here will be hoping and praying for the best.
Post # 4
@ecstaticfuturebride: Oh my goodness…I am so sorry that this is going on in your world….my thoughts are with you all.
Post # 5
@ecstaticfuturebride: I’m sure what you’re going through is tough! I’m so sorry for the hurt you must be feeling. You, your FI, and friend Z are in my thoughts and prayers. Sometimes you just have to try your best to be strong and cherish every minute you are blessed to have with him. <3
Post # 6
Honey I’m so very sorry this is happening. Your friend is in my thoughts and prayers.
Post # 7
I am so sorry for what you are going through. Your in my thoughts.
Post # 8
I’m so sorry to hear this! My FI’s best man has kidney disease, so we know how you two are feeling. I’m so, so sorry you guys are going through this. I’ll keep you in my thoughts tonight. 🙁
Post # 9
*HUGS* So sorry you’re going through this. I’ll keep you and your friend Z in my thoughts. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
Post # 10
@ecstaticfuturebride: I am so very sorry to hear the news. I had a friend suffering from a terminal brain tumour and would go to visit. He was still his usual self, which in a way was a relief – he hadn’t turned morose and angry at the world, although he had every right to. I would be fine visiting him, but would cry for hours when I left. People shy away from ill people because they don’t know what to say – but my dear friend wanted to hear everything – about my life, my family, pets etc. so it’s great you and your FI are taking the time to visit him. When you’re there, try your best to hold it together – your friend is probably in no place to comfort you. If he talks about the future (which my friend did), allow him. My friend thought he could beat the tumour, right to the end. I guess in a way, he wasn’t focusing on the end. Your visit will lift your friend’s spirits. I wish you, your FI and your friend all the best. I know how hard it can be. Be strong for your friend. He needs you and your FI’s support right now.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I can’t imagine how hard this must be for you. It is really good that you’re able to make the trip to go see him, though. Hopefully he pulls through this!