- Jun 14, 2013
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- Mohave Desert
My heart goes out to you.I just found out that my grandmother has entered hospice. She's survived several cancers, and when they found yet another tumor, she decided not to have it treated. She's in her nineties and feels like more chemo and surgery would be a waste.
No one knows how long she has. It could be months.
My grandmother is a strong woman. She grew up during the Depression and WWII, raised seven children, lost my grandfather relatively early, and is a multi-cancer survivor. I feel like I haven't lived up to her example. She'd never say it, but I think I disappoint and worry her too much. I am so, so sorry for that.
Some grandmothers are just that special, y'know?
I lived with my grandmother for 3 of my highschool years, she was a wonderful influence. She taught me things I didn't even realize I'd learned until much later in life, just by her example. Still, she was a different person, and a different generation. I'm sure there were things I did that she didn't necessarily approve of, but she never really criticized. I think she realized that there were just some things we all have to learn on our own. The love is the important part.