This 35-year-old man and his ex-wife, who is 32, split up over 10 years ago. But, following their divorce, they were actually able to remain friends and get along pretty well.
When they were married, they also had a daughter together, who currently lives with his ex, about six hours away.
However, at the beginning of 2020, tragedy struck his family when his ex-wife was diagnosed with brain cancer.
She has since been undergoing treatment for her cancer.
“And thank heavens we live in a country with free healthcare because otherwise, the debt would be insane,” he said.
Still, his ex’s health has unfortunately been degrading. So, he recently asked her whether she had spoken to her doctor– or would speak to her doctor– about the progression. More specifically, what the cancer timeline would look like if her treatment failed.
“We have been told that what she has is aggressive, and the odds are it won’t go into remission,” he reasoned.
Once he asked this question, though, his ex became extremely upset. Understandably, she does not want to think about when she could die or if she might become paralyzed– which is also a possibility in her case.
Still, given his ex’s current health state, he felt it was important to know. That way, he could be prepared to either take care of his ex and his daughter or pick his daughter up– because, apparently, his daughter would stay with other family members until he arrived in the worst-case scenario.