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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Living with Someone who is Living with Cancer

It is not easy living with someone who is living with cancer.

Forget all the other obvious issues, someone with cancer is NOT reliable.

I might have all the best intentions in the world, but if I am too tired, I am just not going to do what I said I would do.

Quite honestly, I am often "too tired."

I make a committment to take care of something, or clean something up and then, boom, I am too tired and my committment just flies out of the window.

I apologize. And I really am sorry. But, I just cannot do what I promised I would do.

My husband, or child, either understands... or not. (Thank God, my family usually understands.)

But it is not easy.

And there is no way to be certain that I will do it tomorrow... even if I promise to do my very best.

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Batya said...

I'm sure that they just want you to live a certainly don't really mind if you can't do some chores or fullfil promises.

rutimizrachi said...

It is a good thing to put into writing. Even though your remarkable and special family understands, there are cancer patients (and people with other issues to battle) who may not be able to articulate this simple fact as well as you just did. BS"D, their family and friends will learn from your chronicle how to understand them better. Thank you.