People Just Don’t Get It
WARNING! This is another tough one…
When something awful happens to you… people are there for you, family, friends, co-workers. Whoever you need – if you are lucky. Which I was more than blessed with the past few years. However, everyone’s lives move on, and people get to go back to their families and back to their daily lives, when you (the one in the situation – whether it be death, illness, divorce, losing all your money, whatev). And yes… in this case I am talking about CANCER. You are the one who thinks about it all the time and is the one who has to work through everything yourself and deal with it. And unless you lived it, you just don’t know. People can sympathize and help out, but it’s not the same.
Then it seems everyone forgets. People complain about stupid stuff or make excuses for things. They forget what you’ve just dealt with in your life. How can someone say… ‘OMG, I could never live without (insert person here). Really!? Because I did it – did you forget that? Or, I can’t go without seeing (so and so) I’m just not going to be able to make it. Meaning I can’t give something up in my life right now… well, some people don’t get a choice.
I think this photographer (link below) is amazing and had a perfect idea to capture the truth and realness of his wife’s cancer. Because no one knows until you live it… and Angelo’s story helps you live it like it was. Not sugar coated, not always positive and upbeat and painted over. It’s what people don’t WANT to hear, see or think about. It’s the all the medicine, the fear, pain, agony, stress… face masks, walkers, canes… wondering, not knowing… waiting, results, blood tests. Never any rest, never sleep, living a bad dream, out of your control. Life changes, nothing matters, FEAR in it’s worst vengeance. Cold, hard, unforgiving… never ending… life with real meaning… death.
Cancer: The Battle We Didn’t Choose – CHECK HIM OUT