Friday, August 10, 2012

lung cancer is an inconvenient obstacle

Support, support, support seems like the lung cancer variation of the old real estate maximum about location.

“The value of support and love of family and friends is THE single most important need that we all share.”

“Lung cancer patients need support and understanding.”

“Cancer is hard and scary and daunting and all kinds of tough stuff.  Going it alone? …  It’s better together.  Really it is.”

What if … such support just isn’t going to happen. My wife’s cognitive and/or dementia like symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are so progressed she lives in her ‘now’. She does not remember yesterday or last week any better than a moment ago. Frankly I have given up reminding her about my own diagnosis of lung cancer.

When you have spent almost a quarter century pushing your wife’s wheelchairs for over 5,000 miles (8,000 km) lung cancer is a damn inconvenient obstacle.

by Patrick Leer
Caregivingly Yours, MS Caregiver @

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