Politics aside for a moment, PYY wants to extend heartfelt sympathies to the Edwards family on the horrible news that Elizabeth Edwards' cancer has metastasized to the bone. Words are seldom adequate for something like this, but I will try.
Allow me to say that I have never allowed political differences with friends, family, and neighbors to affect my interpersonal relationships with them. I know many people that do not share my views on a good many issues and quite frankly it doesn't matter, in the larger scope of things. We all love each other, just the same. There are some things more important than poilitics and this is one of them.
I do not know Mrs. Edwards and have never met her. But I know a few people that have died from cancer and knowing what I know about that dreaded disease, I know she is in for a long miserable battle from this point forward. It will not be easy, the odds are not in her favor.
When cancer metastasizes, it is harder to treat because at that point, it becomes a systemic problem, rather than a localized one. The treatments are not curative, they are merely palliative. This means, it is only a matter of time before the person will lose their battle. The question becomes, when? And that all depends on how the person responds to the treatments, everyone is different and we all respond differently to different things.
So knowing how difficult of a process this is, I want to say that it is my hope that she gets everyday she has coming to her and that her suffering is not beyond what she can bear. Our prayers will be with her, John, the kids, and all that know and love her, in this troubled period.