take nothing for granted
by, 4-10-14 at 9:00 PM (155 Views)
Hey. I'm sure that not many of you remember me, like maybe three or four-ish do but if any of those people may remember my very old blog posts, I would talk about how my mom had a brain tumor. I once talked about how my mom had a seizure on the day of my sixth grade graduation. Anyways, she's had a cancerous tumor in her head for about a year and a half now, which is much longer than people with cancer usually live with. Although, yesterday, I found out that my mom has about 6-8 weeks left to live.
Unfortunately the most powerful type of chemotherapy isn't working, and the tumor is too big for them to remove so it will continue to grow. It's in a part of her brain that if they were to remove it, she wouldn't be able to walk, or talk, or even eat so it would actually be worse than dying.
For the past year, I've not worried about her ever dying, mostly because before I didn't like to think like that. Until now I was not concerned about that, but I finally had to face the truth. It hit me really hard at first, and my parents asked me if I was scared. I said no, just the thing is that I don't want my mom to be gone. I want her to be proud of me when I accomplish things, I wanted her to see me graduate, I wanted her to be there when I get married and I wanted her to be a grandmother to my children. My mom was supposed to live so much longer, she's only 55 and she doesn't deserve to go.
The whole point of this blog post is to vent about my situation, as well as make a point that no one should ever take anything for granted. We may expect food, fresh air, shelter etc. but many people do not have those things. Some people don't have parents, a mom or dad. so please, just go and tell your parents how much you love and appreciate them, say thanks for everything, thanks for taking care of you when you're sick and thanks for picking you up when you're at rock bottom because they won't be there one day.