What I write here is in no way intended to make light of the situation.
There really is nothing to make light of when you are dealing with cancer, or any other chronic disease.
But when you are in such a situation I find it best to look for the light side.
When I write "he laughs" or "we laugh" it is a precious moment. It is not taken lightly, sometimes that laugh is the most important part of the day and if not the most important, it is the best part of the day.
Some of the mundane details like our lunch debate, the price of gas, the waiting, are just that mundane.
And sometimes the mundane details are the parts of the day that remind us life goes on, even in the midst of crisis. And we can appreciate those moments as well. that even tho we are faced with life changing events, life does go on...
Sometimes it is the mundane details that take our minds off the seriousness of the situation. Thus, some of those are in the writing as well.
and sometimes it is good to write just to get stuff out of one's head.