“We’re not there yet.”
All of us who have experienced cancer or the loss from cancer will understand this message. If you’re in the midst of a cancer journey, listen closely.
I’m talking about “TALKING.” Have that conversation that you so desperately don’t want to have, it’s so important. It’s important in the “now” and it’s important in the “future” too.
Talk to your loved one about what the cancer is doing to your lives. Talk about where the cancer is going and what could happen down the road. Talk about death. Talk about plans for the future, medical directives, funeral plans. Write letters to your kids if you feel that’s the best way to leave lasting memories.
But please, have that talk or many of those talks. It will be one of the hardest things you will ever do and it will be heartbreaking too. I speak from experience.
Don’t say “We’re not there yet.” If cancer is in the house, have that talk.
You may not realize it, but “You’re there.”