Cancer Should Not Win!
What do you do when cancer comes to your home?
2020 was a difficult year but more so because we lost my Mom to lung cancer. I am grateful we could all be with her and keep her home with us so she would not have to be alone in a hospital. However, I thought I would know what to do and get all the right resources to keep her comfortable.
But I learned that cancer does not care about what you learn and what drugs you have. I had many doubts about what we were doing -- is it enough? I made charts for me and family of when to take what medication. We made mistakes. We laughed and cried with her until she didn't do that anymore. I lost it more than once frustrated with myself and God that we could not keep her pain-free. Hospice suggested 24-hour care so we could sleep better and that was hundreds of pounds taken off our shoulders so we could concentrate more on holding her, playing her favorite music. and still worrying. Eventually we saw her take her last breath.
I got angry. I have mourned. I finally remembered to pray again. I have been grateful to have had her for so many years in my life. I think about sending her a picture of a cool flower I am seeing or calling her when something happens or when I can't remember how to cook something....
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