A dear old friend, a brilliant and committed social worker has posted a couple of cryptic messages on Facebook recently, then this morning posted that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer. From the tone of the message she does not expect to live more then a few months.
What is the appropriate response to a message like this? I posted back that love and warm thoughts are headed her way. I urged her to stay in charge of her life and her care, and to live, love, laugh and do the things she wants to do. I don't know what else to say.
I wish I was there to give her a big hug and take her out to lunch with all the Manhattans she wants to drink.