Earlier this year my grandma was diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer; Peritoneal Cancer. The peritoneum is the membrane that forms the lining of the abdomen. It covers the uterus, bladder, and rectum and produces a fluid that helps organs move smoothly inside the abdomen. Because the peritoneum is composed of lymph and blood, the cancer can spread rapidly and travel to other vital organs.
As a family, through all of this, we have been emotional roller coasters, but I am 100% in support of her and her decisions. She is the strongest person I know. She has accepted this diagnosis and continues to live her life each day. Her and I are in complete agreement that it’s the quality of life and not the quantity that matters and she would like to continue living it without the hardships of chemotherapy. I hope she finds some solace that I am on her side and am being selfless in my decision to support her. She has always been a role model in my life and much of who I am comes from her. The only words that come to mind when I think of her are vibrant, laughter, peace, love and tolerance. She has always called me her angel, but in reality, she is my angel. She is an all-knowing presence in my life and a spiritual center.
This trip is so much more than a vacation. It will be an important opportunity to take advantage of our time together as a family. I will continue to keep positive and keep her in my prayers. I have always believed in the power of positive thought so I ask that anyone who comes across this post will send positive thoughts and prayers to my grandma and her continuing battle. I am so very thankful I will have the chance to hug and kiss her soon.