My grandma just called, to tell me that my grandfather (my mom's dad, the retired AF one) has prostate cancer. They didn't want to tell anyone about the whole thing until they found out for sure. He goes in for surgery on 8/8, to remove the tumor, and a few lymph nodes for testing to make sure it hasn't spread. They did a bone scan, and that came back normal, so it looks pretty good for him, really. What sucks is after the surgery, he will have a catheter for 2 weeks, and restricted activity for a total of 6 weeks. This means no long car rides, no lawncare, no nothing. Thus, he will miss my son's birthday party on 8/13. My son is their only great-grandchild. I will probably drive up there the day after, to visit. These are the grandparents from whom we bought our house from, and I am REALLY close to. They retired last year and moved 4 hours north, to a small town called Marble, MN. I would have a harder time with them being that far, had I not been able to purchase the house. I guess I am asking for prayers and support in this. There isn't much else to say yet, until the tests for the lymph nodes come back. As I have stated to Merlin, my paternal grandmother had leukemia, so this is nothing new as far as emotionally, but it's just harder when they are so far away. Really, right now the only thing keeping me going is HP book 6 is out in less than a week. I am so looking forward to the barnes&noble party.