I see from the comments below that some people already know (and thank you for the kind words of support!), but Vulcan Husband passed away yesterday. His cancer progressed unexpectedly quickly, to the point where the doctors said they'd never seen anything quite like it. He went into the hospital on Friday to have fluid taken off his heart, and they expected that to help his breathing, but his lungs were already too compromised. He never suffered the terrible pain that a lot of cancer patients go through, and he died peacefully and quietly, with his parents in the room and me holding his hand. He'd just turned forty.