November 13, 2012

Lung Cancer Bites

Brace yourselves.
Here we go again.

It is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
I am going to keep talking about it until everyone knows all about it... it affects those who love the people who get the horrible, horrible disease... it completely, totally sucks ass.

Excuse my language.

My children, in their young, short lives have experienced loss more than most adults four times their age.  We have had the "Doctors couldn't make him better" discussion so often that they can now predict exactly what will be said.
They seem to understand death, heaven and angels, but it doesn't make the pain any less...ummm...painful.

So I had this idea.
I would get my kids to talk about it.
I wanted their own words.
I wanted to see if I could talk about it without getting all verklempt.
 And, as you can see from these videos, we are all dealing with this grief crap very differently.....


....and complete sadness with some anger added in....

And then there is me who still imagines her Daddy's voice....his smell....his raspy laugh and sometimes "speak before you think" humour.
There is me who still thinks he is away and will be back for Christmas.
I call it denial.
It's working for me so far.

Don't smoke please.
Don't allow smoking in your house.
Inform everyone you know that lung cancer is a monster who takes away the best people ever from their young grandchildren.
My apologies for the depressing stuff lately.....just trying to get the message across.
Group hug.
parenting BY dummies


Heather Draney said...

I wish there were far more people like you in the world. Most think that they're not going to get cancer...Everyone has that story of their aunt/uncle/grandma that smoked for 60 years with no issues. I hate to break it to them... That's the exception, not the rule. I'm a respiratory therapist and I wholeheartedly want to thank you for spreading more awareness.

Lindsay said...

I feel the exact same way!! Boo stinky smokers!!!!

Jenners said...

No smoking ever. It can't be said often enough.

Jennifer {Life Darling} said...

Ugh. I hate cancer. I really, really do. We've had to deal with it way too much in my family lately.

I'm glad you're getting the word out, though! There are far too many people (especially young ones!) who don't give a second thought about even the possibility of cancer!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Amen! I harassed my parents and told them I wouldn't take care of them! No joke.

My FIL (I think) isn't smoking right now, but I hate it when he does!

Anna See said...

I am so very, very sorry for your loss.

Kayla Yow said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family hugs this holiday season.

Mrs4444 said...

I wish there was something other than cancer that could kick my husband's ass into quitting.

I'm very, very sorry for your loss.

Jessica Watson said...

So sorry for your loss and definitely, a big group hug.