Apr 12, 2012 - 10:38 am
I am so angry I can't see straight. My sister may have OVC or some sort of cancer. She is in shock. OK I get that, but she is not moving. She has no health insurance, so I found one. There is no GYN Oncologist so I have been looking all over the state for the closest one to her.
She is focused on the side effects of her hormone med. It might make her gain weight. I was so angry. I can't fill out her paperwork for her. I can't drag her to surgery. I was chatting with her and was blunt.
I told her if this was OVC and she wanted to see her children grow up, she needed to get her ass in gear. I understand the fear the mere mention of cancer invokes. I can't understand her not moving on it out of sheer pride at the cost. There is a family ready willing and able to help her....and yet she does not move. I have met many a woman who would give their eye teeth for this kind of support.
We are different her and I. I know that once the fog of denial lifts, she will want to throw everything at it. She will fight tooth and nail for her children. I want to give her that fighting chance......but she won't respond. I am praying for a benign growth. I am praying I am overreacting. But I can't just ignore family and personal history.