The cancer had hit her aunt hard. She hadn't seen her for a time and was struck by her thinness. Her once plump hands were skin over bone. The fingers now appeared longer and they bulged at the knuckle. When Aunt May grasped her hand in greeting it was fleeting and weak. It wasn't just fat she had lost. Her wedding band was loose and the bangles she always wore were in danger of slipping over her wrist.