It’s been a month since my father was diagnosed with stomach cancer. All cancers are insidious, but stomach cancer is extremely sly, you won’t suspect it until it has consumed a great part of health.
Since the results, it has been the loneliest, most morale destroying time of my life. I can only imagine how it must be for my dad. And when I do imagine it, I get sucked deeper into despair.
If you are a family member of a cancer victim–and I refer here as 'victim’ to those that continue having the illness and those that have survived it, because cancer does not come and go in an instant, it lingers–I would like to have a conversation, perhaps to make myself feel better, but mostly because I want advice. I feel impotent, what little I do to help feels like it is not enough, and I’m being told it is not enough by others. What can I do to help him?
*If you are a cancer victim, what do you wish others would do for you? *
What did others do for you that helped?