It's hard to share with people about what strongholds you're fighting against.
The main reason it is hard is that you are afraid of judgement or having your issues swept aside.
It started out with a close friend being diagnosed with small cell lung cancer-
a more aggressive type of lung cancer that is not curable. It does respond better to chemo than the other type, non small cell lung cancer.
Watching him go through the troubles and emotional battle that chemo entails has been heart breaking.
Things are going well for him with a macrobiotic diet, which is very interesting and new to me.
I ask questions about it all the time.
Very recently, Jake's step-dad was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a mass was removed from his throat. He aspirated while he was at the hospital and has to wait to recover until the doctors go in to take out the second side.
Once that is done he will be taking radioactive iodine rather than doing chemo.
I don't really know how to process cancer.
I'm appalled by how common it is becoming.
Like I said, I'm no expert, but I agree with others who say that it's something that has changed in recent times that is causing this cancer epidemic.
I may be wrong to state that so generally, but cancer should never be considered 'common place'.
No disease should ever be common place.
We live in the 21st century!
Anyway, I just wanted to share my heavy heart.
I knew that this post wouldn't be a very well written or expressed one, and for that I apologize.
Take care, Loves.