As we speak, my best friend Max, who is 18, is being kept asleep chemically after his first surgery and before his second one on wednesday. He has Osteocarcoma for the second time and surgery is his best option. The cancer is on his spine and pelvis, his biggest worry is the spine. His first treatment was chemo and a life times supply of radiation, this time the best hope is surgery. The hardest part is that we live in vermont but him and his family have moved down to boston and to the magical doctors of Mass. General. Not being able to be there for him is so frustrating and upsetting. I care more about him than pretty much anyone else. We wont know how the surgery affected him until thursday after the second surgery, and even then it might take up to three months for things in his body to start working again… or not. Having hope is key, telling myself when he gets better…. not if. I’m not a religious person, though i have taken up prying anyways, I am a strong believer in positive atitude and sending good vibes will help just as well. So if you are reading this maybe take the time and just think a happy good energy thought for max, or any other sick person in your life. We are the people who love them and they need us most.