I am indiscriminate.
I have been found in dinosaur bones.
I have been identified in Egyptian Mummies.
I am responsible for 160,000 UK deaths per year.
I am rife in animals.
I am the leading cause of death in developed countries.
I am the second leading cause of death in developing countries.
I am savage and underhand.
I make people sick.
I decimate families.
I erode confidence.
I am cruel and insidious.
I take special people away.
I am pervasive.
I am a master of disguise.
I give nothing but take away everything.
WHAT AM I?
I know that this is an uncharacteristically acerbic post, but it is an outlet for me to vent. So, while we are celebrating the birth of our Lord and wonderful Christmas family time, people close to me who I love deeply are facing an imminent death, an impending diagnosis or debilitating treatment. Others will be mourning the loss of loved ones and will have a empty seat at the table.
My heart goes out to them.