My brother was diagnosed 3 months ago with advanced pancreatic cancer, already spread to the liver. He is having palliative chemo and tolerating it reasonably well. I am his older sister and his only family here in Queensland. His children are in Sydney and are of course unable to visit due to Covid. I have multiple myeloma myself but am reasonably well. It’s a 2 hour trip to his home from mine and I have been doing this weekly since first diagnosed. I have been taking him to all appointments, and stay from 1 day to 5 days each week. He attends Tweed Hospital in NSW (lives in Coolangatta) and I no longer can take him to appointments due to border restrictions. I am struggling badly with grief. We are very close and I hate that he will die very soon. It’s affecting my every day life badly, I cry heaps and I hate it. If I am like this now, I’m so worried about how I will be when he does die.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.