Feb 02, 2004 - 11:22 pm
i lost my 19 yr old brother to osteo sarcoma (bone cancer) in 1994. in 1997 my mom got diagnosed with breast cancer she went through the radiation and chemo sessions. almost 5 yrs later the cancer returned to her bones. once again she is on chemo. in 1999 my dad got diagnosed with colon cancer part of his colon was removed. in 2002 his cancer returned to his liver 1/2 his liver was removed. once again he was cancer free..this past sept 2003 his cancer returned to his lungs. it has been a long stressful yrs. i am stressed however, around them i am the strong one cuz i don't want them to see me cry. i'm afraid if i cry i'll fall apart and i'll be letting them down in some sort of way.i am the only living child now so all this pressure is on me. i know god only gives you what you can handle but i ask myself can i take anymore news? i just heard about this site today (2/2) i am so relieved to be reading other peoples stories and know there is someone out there dealing with the same. i think what has kept me this strong is my faith and every bit of hope counts and i hang onto that.