My teacher, it turns out, has ovarian cancer. One of her colleagues announced this to us when he came to take over the lecture. She has surgery next week, and chemotherapy after that. She's not coming back. She's just...gone. The professor said that she had wanted to come back to announce all this herself, but she couldn't make it in. Next week we'll have a new teacher for the rest of the semester.
It's really sad...yet somehow, not surprising. That teacher had canceled several classes, so I had been under the impression that she was sickly. But I thought she just had a cold she couldn't get over, not cancer. How scary.
She and her family are in my prayers.