My dad died less than a year ago from cancer. My mother now has melanoma on her cheek. They went in this past Tuesday, removed tissue but it wasn't enough so now they will go back into surgery tomorrow and hopefully get the rest. She has a hole the size of a silver dollar on her face which the Dr. left open just in case they had to go back in and now he has to go deeper. While obviously cosmetic results are not our primary focus it's hard to not think about it at all and it's depressing. My mother is very attractive and has always taken great care in her looks and health.
My aunt's breast cancer has returned. She had chemo last year following a lumpectomy. But, this tumor is growing rapidly. She's been through chemo which didn't help so they will try radiation this time.
My uncle had both prostate cancer and melanoma earlier this year.
My grandmother is out of the hospital but has now been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I'm devastated at the results.
I can't believe this has all happened in less than 12 months. A perfectly happy family, well, at least seemingly perfectly happy, well, at least a family talented enough to act like we were perfectly happy, is now following apart. We've rarely had health issues in the past and now we're getting slammed.