Damn. Damn. We just found out that my wife’s youngest sister, still young at 29, has advanced breast cancer. Worse, it’s spread and has invaded her lungs and ovaries, which they just removed yesterday.
Taiwanese are superstitious concerning pregnant woman, so they hadn’t told my wife until now, because they didn’t want to alarm her. As if it were something which could be hidden forever.
The mother doesn’t want to know any bad news, so she’s not asking tough questions to the doctor. Consequently, we have no idea what the prognosis is. This just came up last week, so everyone is in a state of shock.
We arranged a flight as soon as possible for my wife to go down, which is next Friday. The mother doesn’t want her to go down because pregnant women shouldn’t do these things, but we both agree it’s important.
The other sister will try to find out some more if she can.