Last April (2012) Mrs. The Comedian was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She will live, but she goes on now having lost her right leg below the knee.
After spending 29 days in the hospital as part of seven different hospitalizations, first to salvage her limb, then to fight infection (community, so far as anyone can tell), attempt again to salvage her shin and again to fight another infection, Mrs. The Comedian decided late last year to switch course and pursue an amputation.
She underwent a trans tibial amputation earlier this month, eight months to the day after her first surgery. Hopefully they will be able to begin fitting her for a prosthetic within the next month or so, the process being delayed by needing to be sure that the last of her infection(s) has been dealt with.
Anyway, not that anybody was asking, but that is where I've been for the better part of a year.
In hell, trying to comfort a kind lady who has had to make a seemingly never-ending series of impossible decisions.