Aug 07, 2009
My cousin just passed away tonight from cervical cancer. I am in total shock...she was diagnosed last year and had a recurrence shortly after finishing chemo - they did surgery to remove a mass from her lung but it came right back. She was admitted to the hospital just a few days ago to have fluid drained off her lungs and now shes dead.
We were the same age.
She sent an email out last week telling all of us that if we don't hear from her for a while it's because she's busy enjoying life. And now, just a few days later, she's gone.
This just makes everything so much more real for me...it doesn't matter how old you are - cancer spares no one.
I am so scared...why did this have to happen? I don't know if I can go through with this surgery....I don't want to die.