Apr 01, 2003 - 10:21 pm
About nine months ago I lost my Mom to brain cancer. She had been battling cancer of one type or another for almost ten years. In the months before her death I ran myself ragged trying to travel every weekend, to my parents home three hours away, to try and give my Dad a break. During this time I had health problems of my own, a stressful job, and family that never talks about my moms illnes too much. I kept it together for my parents, but in the rest of my life I became very depressed and had a lot of anxiety. I'm still grieving for the loss of my Mom, but thought I had the depression and anxiety under control.
Yesterday my Dad told my he had prostrate cancer. He is coming to stay at my home while he under goes treatment. I am happy to care for him, but I feel overwhelmed with nervousness and worry. I don't know if I can do this again.