I struggled for a bit wondering if it's appropriate to post this on social media, but a lot of you knew Horst from years ago or know him through my posts so I do feel like you guys should get an update.
Yesterday we were told the tumor is inoperable and we move on to palliative care for the time he has left. We are also making plans to have him come home for as long as he can.
Thanks to everyone who has sent him good wishes through phone calls, cards and visits. Thank you to everyone who has done that here as well.
I told V today, as I dropped him off at school, that one of the most horrible things about life is that even when something terrible happens, life keeps going on.
The fact that even in the midst of terrible things, life keeps going on in the very face of it, can considered one of the most wonderful things as well.
I'm taking a few days off from here and there as I have so much to do.
Life goes on and my energy is in short supply so I need to conserve it as much as possible to get things done.
Ursula Le Guin put it the best:
"Go on and do your work. Do it well. It is all you can do."
I am off to work.
Be back soon.
I love you.