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Cancer is heartbreaking to watch

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When I first found out that my grandma had cancer, I was fairly devastated. Waiting for the call to hear that there was a fighting chance with it, that was a new horror in itself.

Once I had heard there was a fighting chance though, I was relieved, and yet still scared. You see, my grandma is easily one of the most important people in my life, regardless of how old I get.

I still go hang out with my grandma and just talk from time to time. Definitely not as much as I should, but I certainly want to do so more.

My grandma and my mom are two of the most important people in my life, and I have always assumed that both would be around for as long as possible.

Luckily, my grandma does have a fighting chance, but this fighting chance is still hard on everyone. No one was kidding in Breaking Bad when they made chemo look awful to go through, and hard on the family to watch.

It is hard to watch her go through it, and it is hard on her, but I want to be there through it all. She would be there for me no matter what.

She always has been.

You see, my grandma chose to be my grandma. She did not have to be, but she chose to.

As a kid, my dad chose to abandon me. That was, and still sometimes is hard on me, but I’ve made it through.

I do not need my dad at this point in my life. I have an awesome mom who loves me, and a grandma who loves me, and chose me.

I remember days I would spend with my grandma. We went to the zoo a lot.

We still go to the zoo at times, even though she never wants to pull me in the wagons there anymore. I don’t hold that against her though, it would be a lot harder now, and we’d most likely look a little ridiculous.

To be honest, I was not sure that I would be able to talk about this topic, but I sat down, and it just happened. The words started to flow like they’ve wanted to come out for some time.

What I’ve mostly got from this whole deal is this: appreciate those that love you, and love them. When I say this, I mostly mean family members though.

The reason I say that is that I would never get what I have with my grandma from anyone else. Not even my mom, and I love my mom like crazy.

I mean, she has been an awesome mom. She’s always been a single parent this whole time.

Her first time being a parent, and she’s done it on her own. Well, my grandma has helped quite a bit too.

The point is, my grandma never wanted cancer. None of us ever wanted her to get cancer.

It just happened.

Unexplainably, it happened. They say things happen for a reason, but I see no reason in this.

I am grateful that my grandma is seeing all the silver linings, and that she is staying in good spirits. I just really hope she knows that she is not doing this alone.

That’s what family does. They go through the hardest parts of life together.

No matter what.

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