How can a patient deal with three weeks notice?
A week to three, is what Mo’s sisters friend has been told before her cancer claims her life. She’s only 54 years old. She hasn’t started to fill in the back chapters of her ‘book of life.’
Isn’t this the time when we whisper to ourselves, “Why can’t they do something else?”
It’s such a brutal disease. Finding out the cancer has gone to places where hope doesn’t live, leaves a big empty hole in all of us. Especially those of us who have experienced that emptiness firsthand.
So what do you do? As a caregiver, a family member, a friend, as hard as it is, taking each day and adjusting to the changes the cancer creates, is the only thing to do.
The conversations become so important too. Say the things you need to say.
There are no ‘do-overs’ with these good-byes.
Three weeks notice doesn’t leave much time.