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Helpless ~ Day 107

I have a dear friend who has two types of incurable cancer. She has been in the hospital for two weeks and has lost 40 pounds. She comes home today. But Hospice comes with her. Her doctor has given her at the most, two weeks to live. I know doctors do not know it all but I know her end is near. It breaks my heart. A helpless feeling. The same feeling when I lost my Dad. You do all you know to do, then there is nothing left but wait. You hold their hand. You tell them how much they mean to you. And that is all you can do. Life is unfair at times. I do not understand but maybe one day I will. 

Photo courtesy of Pixabay. I found this photo and it is how I want to think. She has tried for over a year fighting this monster called cancer. It seems to be winning now. But she is still breathing, so for now I will spend as much time with her as possible. Never take your loved ones for granted. You just never know what the next moment may bring.

I am continuing with the 365 Photos Challenge and I am now on Day 107.


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Written by Carol DM

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  1. There are some things we cannot change, and it can be terribly difficult to accept this sometimes. Holding someone’s hand and making sure they feel valued and loved is sometimes the only thing left, but its importance should not be underestimated. Your friend is lucky to have you, you big-hearted woman.

    • Absolutely Norman, you know as well as I do. I have been there for her and she just smiles at me, we have a strong bond. Her family is there now from New York and Florida so I will give her time with them for now.

  2. Life belongs to the owner, as well as the change. We always feel sad for such conditions but the secrets and mysteries have been and will always teach us many things. Accompanying, being with someone we love in her life is a blessing for her but also a great opportunity for us to study again and again. I am proud and amazed at your kindness, Carol.

  3. I’m sorry to hear that and I hope you love for her will help her through and win the battle no matter how small the chance.

    I’ve lost a cousin to cancer. She is only 21. She has fought hard for 2 years and I’m glad that her suffering ended. I know she’ll be at a better place.

  4. The photo is perfect for the meaning behind this post. That is a sad story and I am sorry for you, and all concerned.But i have learned to try to be thankful for what is left for me on this world

  5. my dad was released from the hospital, he was 49 years old.2 and 57 kg ……. they said that the end …. that he had a month left his life ….. he lived 7 years after That ……. he had a strong will for life, positive thoughts


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