Coping with Covid, Bladder Cancer and the Loss of My Son
I was first diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2017. I've had the BCG treatments for the past two years. On Monday, May 18th I'll be going in for my first cystoscope without any treatments. Am I anxious?...YES...
A difficult time to be dealing with loss
It's difficult dealing with the quarantine from the Covid virus and waiting for the cystoscope. But also dealing with the loss of my son from the virus has also added anxiety to my life. He was 54 and had won his election to the House of Representatives/Louisiana in November. He was in the hospital for 9 days and died on April 9th.
I had two children. It will be 12 years ago tomorrow that I lost my daughter to an assisted suicide. I suffered from PTSD with her loss. She was taken off life support after 3 days. My son's death has triggered the PTSD again...
Support from church and friends helps me through
Were it not for great support from my church and dear friends and lots of prayers....I really don't know how I'd get through all of this.
So I'm praying this cystoscope will be clean on Monday. I have a wonderful doctor, his staff is awesome. Taking it one day at a time...with God's help I'll make it through this very difficult time...
Have you lost a loved one?
Have you ever experienced caregiver burnout?