On 10th September, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer and metastasis on other organs. She left us on 9th March, after months of fighting and enduring.
A week before my mom was diagnosed cancer, a friend of my parents died for this very same reason. When I heard about that, I thought "how lucky am, both of my parents are here with me...", and the reason I'm writing this post is that.
If your parents (or partners, or family in general) are okay, take some seconds to think about that and enjoy the feeling. One day they might not be here, but right now they are, so love them and show them you do. When something in my body hurts, I always think "damn it, how nice it was when nothing hurt and I didn't even stop to think about it because I was used to it being that way", so if you are okay, if your family is ok, give that thought some time.
Love your parents, because if you're here now it's because they spent sleepless night as you cried as a baby, they fed you and loved you like nobody in this world is ever going to love you. Even if they scold you or they have habits that get on your nerves or whatever, they love you. I know this is not true for 100% of the cases, but I know it is for most of them.
Last but not least, if you or your family ever smokes, get tested at least once a year. Lung cancer is dangerous, among other things, because it gives you no signal it's there until it's going to kill you or it spread to other parts of your body, like it happened to my mom. By the time we discovered it, the cancer was too big to get removed, and the doctor said it was probably there growing for 5 years or more.
I know it's tedious to go to the doctor when you're feeling alright, but believe me, my mom was feeling alright too. She went running in the morning and was a sports woman in general eating healthily and all... and she stopped smoking around 13 years ago, still this happened.
Take care of yourself and your family while you can, and be happy with them.
Goodbye mom, I love you.
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I'm very sorry and thank you very much for your understanding!