Cancer Kills a little bit of all of us

I attended a memorial service for a friend who recently lost her battle with cancer. Mostly I attended to show support for the surviving widower; he lost his wife of 30 years, and she was only 50 years old. We feel most of our pain for those who must somehow find a way through the grief and the loss; those who must learn to live all over again.

When we lose someone we care about we also die just a little bit too. I don't believe that grief makes us stronger; I believe that grief takes a toll over time and builds up until we just don't want to go on anymore ourselves, and we give up.

Cancer is such a horrific disease, attacking all ages and destroying lives and families without mercy.

Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy: three terms that follow cancer victims to their final day. At first these terms represent hope; but they are nearly always just a stopgap. The REAL fight against Cancer must strike at the source of the disease; not merely treat the patients.

More thoughts on this at my other blog, Gruggers Way

1 comment:

  1. "I don't believe that grief makes us stronger; I believe that grief takes a toll over time and builds up until we just don't want to go on anymore ourselves, and we give up."

    I agree. It's exactly what I'm feeling. All this grief and pain started 2 years ago when my Dad died from cancer. It was so sudden and we were all unprepared. I guess this is why I'm feeling so stressed out. I was used to my Dad just being here when we need him. And now that he's gone and I have to work, I have no money on hand, no nothing. I miss my Dad.

    Cancer s_cks.

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