I was off Tues - Thurs for my annual candy making/cookie baking. Friday when I was back to work one of my work girlfriends asked me if someone had told me what happened to her. I said no. She told me Wed night she was sick and had been coughing up blood and clots for a half hour or so. I asked if she went to the hospital and she said it stopped. Thursday morning it started again. Her husband of 6 months took her to the walk-in clinic at a nearby hospital. After sitting for 3 hours and no one saw her - they left. I have worked with her for about 8 years. Yesterday morning I got a text from my boss. She had gotten sick again and her DH took her to a different hospital. Diagnosis - She has terminal lung cancer - given 6 months to live. This woman is about 48 years old. She is a heavy smoker. For 8 years, she would start coughing and I would say "Sue - quit smoking." She would say I know. Her daughter graduated last year. My heart is so heavy for her and her family. Christmas will have a sad feeling this year. Please pray they get thru this with the least amount of pain and sorrow possible.