Cancer’s A Bitch!
I just found out that my Uncle is dying. He’s been complaining of stomach pains for a while now and all the previous doctor visits and testing he’s had done has come up empty.
He was given the awful news that he has stomach cancer and it’s terminal. They gave him a timeline of four to six months IF he has the treatments.
Just like that?
What, was the cancer playing hide and seek before so no one could see it? I am beyond pissed off over this. WHY does this happen to all the GOOD people out there? Seriously. Now, this is going to sound bad of me, but there are other people in my family that this could have happened to instead. The useless drunks that do nothing but cause problems and grief within the family. I suppose with all the alcohol consumption over the years it has preserved them enough that they are immune to things like this?
My whole heart goes out to my Aunt and Uncle. They just celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary and had plans for once my Uncle retired and sold his company. They were going to hop in their motor home and head to the Yukon, travel and enjoy life. He has worked very hard his whole life and they were looking forward traveling that wasn’t work related. Instead of thinking of the wonderful time they are going to have, they get to think of funeral arrangements and selling everything they own as my Aunt won’t be able to care for it all on her own.
My Aunt has a severe case of diabetes which requires extra care that my Uncle always gave her. She has never been able to drive due to her bad eyesight from the diabetes, so he was someone she has always relied on and vice versa. Now they have to look for a suitable place for her to live.
I can’t even imagine what my Cousin is going through. He’s an only child and very close to his parents. I can’t even think about losing mine. I think I would die. Thankfully he has a great wife and two wonderful kids to help him through this, along with the rest of his family.
My number two concern is my Baba. This will be child number five that she will have to see buried before herself. She is one strong lady, but I am afraid of what this news will do to her health.
I can’t speak for the rest of my Aunts and Uncles, but I know my Dad is taking this pretty hard. They were really close and despite the long distance between them, they talked weekly. We were planning a trip to go visit them in the summer, but it looks like that will happen sooner than expected.
This isn’t fair. I just wish I could take their pain away.
I am so overwhelmed with emotions right now, from my own personal issues then to be slapped with this horrible news. What’s next?