My older sister was diagnosed with Hodgkins in 75', she was in grade 10, went through chemo, lost all the hair etc. Okay for 1 1/2 years. Came back and had to go through it all over again which she says was worse cause you knew what was coming. Back then the treatments were brutal with needles between your toes and shit.
Nice way to spend your high school years. Anyway last spring she had a masectomy, they figured all the chemo to save her back in the seventies caused the breast cancer, who knows. She seems okay now but she will never rest easy if you know what I mean.
I was too young to really notice much because my parents wouldn't let it show. I learned years later that when my Dad would pack up the rest of kids and go for a drive it was so my Mom could go to the basement and cry her eyes out by herself and scream when it got too much for her.
I have no idea how they got through it. I'm not wired for that kind of shit at all. My family keeps me out of the loop and doesen't fill me in with details unless I really got to know because of this. If anything happend to my wife or son I would have to be commited myself.
Funny thing is she was the favorite of the family before she got sick lol, she can do no wrong in my parents eyes. She is a wonderfull person and we all protect her like you wouldn't believe, no body fucks with Linda. A couple of her boyfriends found that out the hard way. I watched one of her guy friends throw a dude through a door because he got aggressive with her at my parents house during a house party lol.
I watched an interview last week with one of the worlds formost cancer doctors and he said it's a miracle that EVERYBODY dosen't have it. Facinating interview, wish I could remember the doctors name, he was so into it and engaging that you were hanging on every word.
I work in a hospital now and the Oncology wing is very difficult for me to work in. I really have to steel myself whenever I get a shift up there. The kids that are 8-12 years old hit me the hardest.