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A Month Ago

Mom was called by one of her sister in laws with an ugly message on the answering machine about her needing to call her brother at a time like this. 

Mom called and found out that they had found cancer on his bladder. 
Mom had no clue.  Last year she was on the verge of dying herself.  He had no clue.  That's how our families keep in touch.

I still remember when I was a kid though.  I remember that family had a rough life.  They lived in their car at one point in time. I remember being so sad because my cousins had no bedroom, not even one to share, they had a backseat. 

I asked Mom how come nobody let them stay with them.  Not my place to say they were supposed to, but, I just hate thinking of someone not having a home. 
Even from way back then, I get sad thinking about that. 

She told me they tried to get them to stay with us, but they refused.  They did come over and take showers, and would spend the night, if mom asked them to babysit my sisters and me. 

He had surgery to remove the cancer, but he still has to have Chemo.

I don't know what all someone that has cancer goes through, but, I do know that it is bad. 
I've seen people on Chemo, and I've found out people have cancer this week and are gone next week.

I just wish there was a way that someone could come up with someone to cure it.  It makes me sad to think about how many people around me and not around me have it, and that any time it could get worse and they have to suffer with it. 

EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F Nov 6, 2011

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