This is my first post ever on a blog and I am unsure of what will occur but as i have read here in the past 30 mins, alot of people share and it has helped so here goes..............
Almost 4 weeks ago now my whole family has had the earth shattering effect of cancer and boy did it knock the wind out of our sails.
My dad has been diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme grade 4 which was located in his left frontal lobe of the brain. He has been lucky enough to have all visible signs of the tumour (kiwifruit size) removed however will commence a combination of chemo and radiotherapy in the hope of having more time with us.
Whilst I am not the primary carer of my dad, I am the eldest of 4 childen who has accepted and has been expected to carry the burden of both my parents whilst they fight this disease.
My most frustrating problem at the moment is siblings (16yrs & 19yrs) who are struggling to cope with this and having them help to keep the household/life running etc without becoming a 2nd mother.
On top of trying to get their financial affairs in place and not really knowing where to start, I find that the welfare of my siblings is front of mind for my parents and as much as i know that they love and care for them as I do, I want to give them the opportunity to dedicate all their time to fighting this battle
This has definitely felt therapeutic so any friendly advice would be greatly appreciated
Until next time xxx
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