Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cancer sucks.

Please send any support or love with a comment to Judy, a fellow blogger who is beginning chemo on next Tuesday for breast cancer. She has a sweet little boy and a husband who love her desperately. She sounds incredibly down today, and needs as much love and support that you can send...
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I still remember hearing my mom sobbing on the phone and then turning to my grandpa, and saying "It's cancer!!!" when my dad's results came in. We had just lost my grandma, her mother, a few months earlier to cancer. I was only 8 or 9, and all I knew was that cancer meant people went into the hospital and died. I was petrified, to say the least. My mom had 3 young girls, and was a SAHM with a high school degree. I can't IMAGINE the fear she must have had.

It's strange how a child's memory works. I was in fourth grade during my dad's chemotherapy, and treatments, hospital stays and lovely cathedars in his chest. All I can remember from that year is iodine... The strange bloody brown that scared me, smeared all over my dad's chest, so that he could receive his medications, I think. And THAT'S IT. Nothing. Not a single other memory from my entire fourth grade year. Fear just knocked it out of my head, in a protective method, I guess...

My dad recovered, slowly but surely. I am so grateful for the gift of my family, and I can't imagine my life any other way.

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Cancer sucks.

9 comments:

Beck said...

Cancer DOES suck.
I went and gave her my support.

Kami said...

Yes, yes it does. Plain and simple.

How utterly heartbreaking. Period.

Melissa said...

Cancer does suck. I can't imagine going through it with small kids... :(

Tonya said...

Cancer is definitely scary.

kimmy said...

Your friend will be in my thoughts...it must be so scary for her and her family!

Kimmy

Jamie said...

So sad.. will send good thoughts to you friend.

Kristi said...

You are 100% correct. It sucks unimaginably. It took my grandfather 12.5 years ago. Hugs for Judy.

familymclean said...

Yp it sucks. Seems to hit the whole family hard. My first experience with it close to home was with my Grandpa. He has now passed almost a year ago, but it still sucks bad!!

Karen MEG said...

Cancer is horrible. My husband lost his Dad to it when we first started dating; my oldest friend lost her mother just last year. Glad that your Dad survived.

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