I have much sadness built up inside of me and I figured this is a good place to just let out my emotions since many of you can relate. My grandma has been my best friend since the day I was born. I don't know what it was, but the very first time she held me in her arms, we just clicked. In `78, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and was given 6 months to live. Here she is today, still living. She is holding on by a thread. Everything was fine until this summer when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. I was always in and out of the hospital with her, helping her at home, doing whatever I could. Last Monday, I found out that she is terminally ill, has been given a couple days to possibly a couple weeks to live. The hospice have taken over her care now. They have her a hospital bed set up in her home, she has a catheter, she is suffering. I attend a university about 200 miles away from home so it especially breaks my heart that I can't take care of her everyday. Use to, not a day would pass when we wouldn't talk on the phone. Now, my dad just has to hold the phone to her ear while I tell her I love her. I'm so extremely saddened. My dad had to go today to set up her funeral arrangements. I went home last week as soon as I found out about her illness, and as weak as she is, she managed to let out a few tears and told me she is ready to go. Her body is so tired. She's 78. I didn't mean for this to bring anyone down, it's just nice to let out your emotions I suppose. For those of you battling this disease and those of you who have loved ones battling it, may God Bless You and your family.