Oct 02, 2010 - 5:12 pm
My daughters and I volunteered today at the First Annual Brain Tumor Walk in South Boston. It was an inspiring day, but brought on a mix of emotions. This was a fundraiser for research on all brain tumors. We listened to several testimonials of indivuals and families fighting this disease, and all the struggles, and ups and downs that have become their life. I thought of my husband's battle. I miss him so very much. But I also realized that we were truly on a different path since his passing. There are many challenges in this grieving path we are on. I hate it. But then we no longer have to watch him suffer, and slowly deteriorate, we no longer have the fear and anxiety that came with every MRI and oncology appointment. The emergency trips to the hospital when he hit a crisis, sitting and wondering "is this it, will he come home again"? So this part of this dreaded journey is done for my children and I. We now deal with the loss of husband and dad. We survived one phase and we will get through the next phase.