Life is unpredictable
Cancer is a dreadful disease for everyone. My first encounter with the word "cancer" was when I was about 20 years old. My late father suddenly had a tumour on his neck. My aunt sent him to the University Hospital and a sample of his tumor was taken for a test. It was confirmed cancerous and the wound wouldn't heal. It was always wet and my mum became his nurse after he was discharged from the hospital.
I saw him groaning in pain and he became thin. He laid down in bed most of the time. Once he tried to walk and he fell down. He didn't survive long. It was only about 6 months of sufferings for my father.
Next, it was my grandmother. She was about 80 years old and I was conceiving my second daughter. She had a tumor on her chest. I didn't get to see her as I was working. My aunt took care of her. She didn't survive long either. During my confinement, she passed away.
The third encounter of the word was my very own MIL. She was bleeding for almost a year even though she had already menopaused. She only became concerned when the bleeding became heavy. She had stage three cancer and she had to go for treatment. But she was also a diabetic so treatment was a little difficult.
My husband and I with both of my PIL went to the Mariam hospital in Penang for her treatment. Each time she came back, her blood count would drop drastically. She then had to boost up her blood count before she could go for her next treatment. But she couldn't get through all the treatments and she passed away.
Yesterday, a friend passed away because of cancer. He had been very strong and he survived for two whole years. He didn't give up but finally he lost to it. And he had used up most of his savings just for treatment.
Last but not least, my worker just came back after accompanying her mum to get the report of her full scan. Her mother had cancer and she had it 5 years ago. Recently, her scan showed that two small tumors were detected. She was worried and later they are going to have another doctor's opinion about the options of treatment.
So later I had to go to work early again and the next day, I will be off for my holidays. But before I go on a holiday, I have to finish up my latest chore. That is to wrap four RM50 hampers and 43 small hampers.
I hope I can manage as I need to be a cashier too. But I believe I Can!