I just received an email from my brother, that my step-father’s cancer has returned. I guess they were planning on this, but not nearly as soon as it did.
I just thank the gods that my brother actually lives by them. He’s got a good head on his shoulders and is extremely responsible (who’d have thought I’d actually look up to my kid brother), and has a plan to help them out. I guess my mom was hurting for cash a lot more than she said she was. Pawned a bunch of stuff off.
I have to rethink my own living situation now. I want to be able to help them. The medical bills are outrageous, and I agree with my brother. I don’t want my mom’s last months/years with her husband to as stressful as it was the last battle with this disease. Its hard enough dealing with the fact that there is cancer, to be worrying about where the money will come from to pay the bills.
And I think today is their anniversary too. My poor mom. I never thought she’d get married. She always swore she never would again. Then she met this man and she really does love him a great deal… and now she may well lose him.