This past week has been emotionally and physically exhausting for me. Jean's brother who lives here in Victoria has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. This past week his younger brother and his oldest sister came here from Holland for a very short visit (5 days) to be with him. We went to Vancouver airport last week to pick them up and today we took them back to the airport. It is hard especially when we have been dealing with my own breast cancer and also remembering Jean's sister who lost her fight with breast cancer after 5 years and also seeing my dad go through cancer as well and he lost his fight just at the 5 year mark.
What is about that 5 year mark....so many of us fear this! I have lost to many of my breast cancer friends from the internet to this horrible disease and it scares the crap out of me......
Tonight on the ferry coming home Jean and I talked out this and yes he says he sometimes is scared what the future holds but we have to take one day at a time.
The next few days I will have to try to get some rest...I don`t get much sleep at night any more. We now have to have the strength to be here for Jean`s brother and family and help them through it as much as we can.
Why does Cancer have to destroy so many relationships and lives !!!!!!!