onefishtwophish Posted May 10, 2004 Share Posted May 10, 2004 Hello, I am fortunate enough to be a part of a very large and extremely close family. My grandparents had eight kids and it grew from a family of ten to a family of close to 40, so far. We were raised with the ethic that family comes first no matter what and that has stayed with us for over fifty years now. We have lost my grandparents in their old age, but that is what comes with time. But now one of us, an Uncle of mine, has been diagnosed with lung cancer which has spread to his brain. It is Stage IV and as he suffers through this, so do each and every one of us. Humor and laughter has always dominated our family, but I am not sure how that fits into a situation like this. I am going to visit my Uncle in a week and he has gone from the independent hard working laid back and content man I always knew, to a wheelchair bound constantly monitored dazed and sad person who does have his good days but sees them as numbered, I think. I am not sure what to do or how to act or what to say when I see him, and I do not want to make him feel like an invalid but I want to help, I just don't know how. If anyone could help me and share any creative ideas they have used to help their loved ones deal with cancer I would more than appreciate that. If anyone has any suggestions at all, I would more than appreciate them as well. Thank you. Aimee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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