One morning in August 2015, I woke up with a strong pain in my stomach. Later that day I learned that I had a few tumours, which need removal. Two months later I found my roommate Florian laying in his bed, and in that kind of pain when one knows that something must be serious. He got diagnosed with cancer. Months of fear, pain, worry, and sadness. We share an experience of dealing with a difficult illness, together and at the same time.