While still trying to come to terms with losing my Dad in May to lung cancer and my Aunty Doris to brain cancer the month before, I arrived home yesterday from a weekend break in Amsterdam to learn that my Aunty Gloria, (Dad's sister) had died.
She had been undergoing chemo for bowel and stomach cancer that had been successful in reducing the tumors. She was on a break from the treatment before starting it again after Christmas. This now brings the total of loved family and friends lost to this disgusting disease to six, three within the last year. Both my Mum and my Step Mum are being treated for Breast cancer at the moment and I have an Uncle who is having a prostate operation today.
We are a close family and give eachother support as much as we can but we are spread all over the country and so when this happens we feel further apart than ever. It is also difficult to get support from a family that is steadily being wiped out by cancer. I don't know why we are being affected so much by it or whether others are having a tougher time than we are but it just seems so terribly unfair. Why are so many good people, people that I love, suffering and dying? Have any of us done something so terrible in the past that this is now the punishment? Will it ever stop?
Sorry just feeling very angry!
Take care all.