Wednesday, March 7, 2012

cancer sucks

Over the past year I've been watching my grandpa battle both lung and brain cancer. Through it all I've also been supporting women all over the Central Ohio area who are battling Ovarian Cancer.

Yesterday we found out he will undergo ten radiation treatments to treat the tumor on the tumor at the base of his brain stem. His lungs are also full of fluid from the tumor and its grown a little as well.

I haven't talked about any of this much because its been so heartbreaking and devastating for me and my entire family. I know there is a good chance he won't be there to see me get married, but I just have to let go and let God as so many people have told me!

His first treatment is tomorrow so I think I will take dinner over to them as just a small way to try and support them. All I can really do is just be there for them, go over to visit and make sure that I don't have any regrets that I did not spend enough time with them.

This is really the first time in my adult life that I've had to watch someone in my family battle an illness and I'm not sure how to feel or what to think. If any of you have been through this, I'd love some advice on what I should be doing for them.


Sarah said...

The best thing you can do is be there. The summer that my Grandpa's health declined, and the Dr. could no longer treat the cancer, he just wanted us around. So we would visit as much as we could. We'd listen to his stories about the old days and he'd talk about how proud of us he was. Once he was confined to hospice and in bed at home, we knew the end was soon. I made sure to go and visit him then and to tell him what he meant to me. To this day, I'm so glad that I did that. So just be there as best as you can, and that will show him how much you care.

Unknown said...

Hey! I don't have much advice about what you're going through, but I miss you and I'm praying for you and your family. You know you can always call me if you need to talk!