Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee. John Donne
"Your mother has cancer." This is news that no one ever wants to hear about anyone they love, but these days it seems most everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. I became one of those "everyones" when I got this phone call over six years ago from my dad on a warm August day. Fortunately, in my mom's case they had caught the cancer early and with a lumpectomy and chemo/radiation they would be able to easily extricate the cancer. Unfortunately for me, my battle with her cancer would not be as short.
My battle began when, after consulting my hus…