My older sister just got diagnosed with breast
cancer! This is the SECOND time she has had cancer! First thyroid, now breast! Why her? AGAIN! Is it the stress in her life? Weight? Heredity? Well we know it is…which is why I scheduled myself for a mammogram when I return from camp. I couldn’t even imagine what she must be experiencing nor do I ever. The part that kills me the most is not being there for her.
I took a summer job as a camp nurse AND signed a contract which I cannot get out of. There is no time for them to find a replacement nurse. It is too short of notice. Being a nurse, I should be there for my sister. It’s the role I play in my family….when someone is ill. I AM THERE not only as a sister, aunt or daughter but as a healthcare professional. I am having a hard time accepting the fact I cannot drop this job and help my sister through this time.
She is not alone however. She does have family support but the support that I can give her is so much different than anyone else. We have this special connection that none of my other sister’s and I have. And that is why I am angry I agreed to this job!