Elderly parents, no one else to support.
I am in a very bad situation regarding my family. I am 39, the eldest daughter of my parents, both in their 70's . Currently single, no partner and no kids.I am supposed to be their carer.
I started to feel ill several months ago, leading to suspicion of PC more recently. I have been through a lot of tests, scans and scopes, every time needing someone to be with me (my 78 year old father). No cause for my symptoms has been found yet and I need more tests and scans, and if PC is diagnosed, this will only be the beginning of the journey. I don't have anyone else, even friends are not so helpful in such situations.
I feel sorry for my family who have to care for me instead of the reverse. I pray to God to save me from cancer for their sake.
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Don't feel guilty and don't feel sorry. You didn't plan this situation. It wasn't your choice. You don't deserve what's happening to you.
I pray you are saved from cancer for your own sake, because you deserve not to have cancer.
But in any case, you aren't a burden on others. You are a person. You deserve help during what might be a difficult struggle, not guilt. The guilt is not going to help anyone.
Wishing you good news on the diagnosis. May it be something simple and easily fixed.
What about your other siblings?
PC is a hard road. I am fortunate my family is so supportive but I know it takes a toll on them as well … 🙏🏻
One of my siblings has left the country many years ago The others are married and live with their families in different cities or in a very remote part of the same city. My sister does not even believe that I have a health problem and doesn't want to help.
I am sorry to hear that you are not getting support from family. It must be painful. I am hoping you have others such as friends, minster, pastor etc. I have found my therapist to be quite helpful. He is very understanding as his wife died from pancreatic cancer several years ago and really can relate to my experience.
Im sorry to hear that.
I am going to have EUS tomorrow. Very scared at the moment.