Category: cancer

  • THE TERMINAL PHASE OF MY DAD’S BATTLE WITH CANCER

    THE TERMINAL PHASE OF MY DAD’S BATTLE WITH CANCER

    It was during the hot month of July that we heard words that a doctor should never have to utter. These painful words came from my dad’s oncologist who announced to us that there was no more treatment available to my dad and that he had between 3 to 6 months left to live. My…

  • SELF-CARE WHEN YOUR LOVED ONE IS BATTLING CANCER

    SELF-CARE WHEN YOUR LOVED ONE IS BATTLING CANCER

    Taking care of yourself when a loved one is battling cancer may seem like to least important thing to do on your to-do list, but it is actually the most significant. As a caregiver, it is your responsibility to take good care of yourself, both physically and emotionally, in order to provide the best possible…

  • LOSING DAD TO CANCER

    LOSING DAD TO CANCER

    My dad passed away after a 3-year-long battle against metastatic colon cancer. The disease eventually claimed him both in body and spirit, as I watched my father spend his last few days struggling physically against the pain and mentally against anxiety and depression. My dad’s anxiety was more prominent at night when he was alone,…