- How - the adverb meaning "in what manner or way"
- is - the intransitive verb meaning "to have an objective existence." Think Hamlet's 'to be or not to be' soliloquy and all the philosophical baggage with that.
- your - the adjective meaning "of or relating to you"
- brother - the noun meaning "a male with a common parent"
Or, do I perhaps give the most recent medical finding that he's struggling with such as this? "Patient presents with bilateral parasthesia of the maxillary branch of the trigeminal nerve, demonstrates no gag reflex, unmitigated weight loss, a "foggy head", severe fatigue and poorly controlled diffuse bony pain. As cranial nerves V, IX, and X are becoming increasingly impaired, evaluate for potential brain mets or intracranial pressure through bony involvement of the skull/leptomeningeal disease. Proceed with radiation to the base of the skull and systemic Tarceva. Followup in 1 month."
Or, maybe do I reveal how people across all different backgrounds, united by their own desire to provide any comfort possible to those in pain have come to help in their own ways?
(picture by our mom taken at the hotel my brother's staying at near MD Anderson. Includes my brother and his wife sandwhiched by two of our cousins from the Great White North, eh)
All are equally true in their own fashion.