Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fighting For No Future.


She lies uncomplaining on the white sheets, attached to tubes, pumping poison. Chemotherapy, dying for a cure.
She hadn’t wanted to take these last steps, the final fight against the cancer she has battled for 13 years but she considered the children. It would give them time to come to terms with her death if nothing else.

She is stoic in the presence of others, revealing herself only to me when we are alone.

Taking her frail hand in mine I stroke it gently and smile bravely hoping to hide the fear in my heart. She smiles back and I see my heart reflected in her eyes.
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You can see other posts about my mum in law
HERE and HERE.

16 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I'm sorry Cathy, it's a difficult time :(

Travis said...

I'm sorry for this pain.

lime said...

i am so sorry cathy. you and your MIL are both remarkably strong women. prayers for both of you.

Queenie said...

Your both in my thoughts. Take care X

val said...

I'm so sad for you and your family, Cathy. May the end be gentle.

Hammer said...

My thoughts and best wishes go out to your family during this difficult time.

puerileuwaite said...

What a neat lady (both of you). So sorry, and also am wondering why another good one needs to be taken away.

Jocelyn said...

Oh, love. Even though I know little about it, I suspect you sustain her in ways no one else can.

Bond said...

Prayers for all of yoou

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Those are touching words, Cathy. My prayers are lifted.

Miss Understood said...

Hugs, Cathy. x

BBC said...

Fuck, I forgot to turn my speakers off before visiting you. Can't you frigging turn it down?

Death isn't a concept to me so I won't remark on that. Other than that I hope that all is well with you.

Sandy said...

i hope she recovers soon. my prayers are with ur family cathy.

cathy said...

Hi everybody. My mum in law is holding up quite well. Thanks for your comments and support.

BBC, The sounds are to scare away old foggies. LOL

cathy said...

queenie, I can't access your blog.

Mona said...

It must be really difficult for her & also for you!

You do so much for her & it seems that she finds a true companion in you!

May God grant you both courage to face the eventuality!