I just hung up the phone after talking with my sister, Carol Francis. I had heard yesterday from Clifford that one of her kids was really sick. Linda, her daughter who is 54 and lives in Houston, Texas, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is inoperable, and they fear it has spread to her liver.
She is having chemo, but that is not fun, either. I fear for her. Her son is in medical school and has a professor that is friends with one of the worlds most sought after doctors in that type of cancer. That doctor is in Houston, but is almost impossible to get into see. Well, Linda got right in due to a call from the doctor's friend at med. school. He asked Linda who she was that made her so important.
Years ago Linda used to ask herself, why me? when referring to this child. He was a tough one for her, but now she knows why.
Linda is a very intelligent person, and has been a very good daughter to Carol and Dean. She has paid as much attention to them as any of the other kids, and she has lived in Houston for years. This will be a tough time for Carol and Dean as well as for Linda's family.