" The Constant Mental Pains And Anquish Of Cancer Victims"
"The Constant Mental Pains And Anquish of A Cancer Victim"
I'm sure a doctor's diagnosis of any form of cancer; whether it's terminal or not, it is a very debilitating prognosis. I have had two friend die this year with cancer, of one form or another. I recently found out that my uncle has lung cancer; that has spread, he's is still up beat and talking positive about it even though the prognosis is grim. God has put it on my heart to keep him encouraged with the bible and my daily words of encouragement to help him stay encouraged. I was talking to my husband about it, when I realized he's a colon cancer and prostate cancer survivor and he told me about all the stages that the cancer victim goes through, while fighting cancer. They go through all kinds of mental anguish, because of the cancer prognosis. He said you go through disbelief and anger and periods of feeling sorry for yourself; he said that fear was a factor also.
I told him about my feelings on cancer, if I was a victim. I think I would be scared almost to death; and I would wonder why it happen to me. He said that cancer victims ask themselves these same questions. I also think if I had cancer; it would be like having a nightmare in the day time and not being able to wake up out of it. I'm sure depression also plays part in having cancer and I know it would for me. Even though reading the bible, praying and trying to keep positive, I would still be battling depression. I think most people that have cancer is fearful of dying, because they don't know which day, will be their last. Being a victim of cancer would turn every day living into a frightening life of chaos. I think any form of cancer is a disease; that no one want any part of, because of all of the debilitating handicaps that goes along with it.
My uncle has a very strong faith and attitude and hope of defeating this cancer; I'm not sure he will make it, but he's giving all that he has. Even the strongest of us have our weak period to muddle through, so I have appointed myself his encourager and lifter of spirits, because I love him and want him to make it, I'm not sure that he will, but I'm going to do everything in my power to keep him positive and encouraged. I want him to be so close to God, That he will have a blessed transition; if he has to go, to the other side. I want him to know that I 'm here for him, I love him, and care about him. I want him to know; if he has to go , that there will be a new beginning for him , with Christ right by his side. I want him to know we don't live alone and Christ want let us die alone, because we die unto him.
I pray each and every day that God blesses him to make it through this, and I keep encouraging him to keep fighting, because he told me he can't give up. Only God knows which way it will go, but I want him to know he has fought a good fight, if he has to leave us. My heart hurts me,because I can;t do anything more but wish, pray and hope he can over come this terrible attack on his life. These are just some of the things that would be going through my mind if I was a cancer victim; but we never know what we will do, until we're face with the problem ourselves. My husband told me that when you're on chemo, and radiation that these treatments, and the pain and after effects or so bad; until you almost wish your were dead. I do believe that some of the cancer victims; do exactly that, they just give up and die, because trying to live is to hard, that they 're tired of going through all the hassles that they encounter to turn the cancer around or just kill it dead.
Benny Faye Douglass
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