(London, Ontario, Canada)
It all started in the summer of 2011. My uncle-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and we knew he would not make it through. We lost him shortly after. Then on April 5th, 2012 I lost my other uncle-in-law, we knew he wasn’t in the greatest health but had no reason to believe he would die anytime soon. So it was hard to deal with since everyone was just getting over the first death. Then on June 24th, 2012 the unthinkable happened. My 2 ½ year old nephew was found in pool. He was dead when the ambulance arrived. It tore our family apart. My brother (his father) withdrew from the family and basically stopped talking to us, so it was like two losses in one. Shortly after I lost my pet bird (Which may not sound like much but we had had him for a long time and he was part of the family.) Then on November 15, 2012 a very close friend of mine passed away in the hospital. He suffered 5 heart attacks and 3 seizures in a 20 minute time frame. The weekend following my friend’s death I was informed that my uncle’s cancer had returned (he had been in remission for a while from throat cancer) and it had spread to his lungs. I have been informed that the doctors do not think a surgery would help and have started radiation. Then tonight while online I found out that someone I grew up with has also passed away but haven’t found any other details. I am trying to cope with all this while trying to be there for my husband and one year old son and go to school and deal with every day stresses like money and bills. I am struggling with keeping it all together. I don’t know if I can continue on like this without some help. I just needed to get this all out, I guess I hoped writing it down would maybe let my heart put it all in order….Thanks for taking the time to read this.