The loss of someone special in my family from an illness had major effects on myselfand my family. Losing a family member can also change the way the rest of the family acts towards each other. From my personal experience of a death in my family, there was a rare illness, and everyone in the family had different ways of dealing with it and different reactions. Feelings towards one another after the death weren’t all that great.
The loss of my grandfather happened so quickly. He meant everything to me, he was family, like a best friend, he was and still is my hero, and now he is my guardian angel. In my heart forever is Francis E. Myers (papa).
He had passed away Saturday, April 22, 2006 from a rare cancer known as Hepatocellular Carcinoma. He started off at his local hospital, Robert Packer in Sayre, PA, and then flown out to Pittsburgh, PA. He had been flown out so that he could be treated for his rare illness.
This illness usually leads to death within six to twenty months. Hepatocellular Carcinoma is the fifth most common cancer for men and the eighth most common cancers for women. The average age in the United States is sixty-five to be diagnosed with cancer. Rarely anyone under age forty is diagnosed with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. If diagnosed you can go to the following consultants; Hepatobiliary surgeon, Oncologists, Interventional Radiologists, and Interventional Gastroenterologist.
Hepatocellular carcinoma is a type of liver cancer that originates in the liver, unlike secondary liver cancer (metastatic liver cancer), which originates in a different organ, such as the colon, and spreads to the liver. Hepatocellular carcinoma accounts for most liver cancers. In most cases, the cause of liver cancer is usually scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) which may be caused by alcohol ...
My twin and I were my papa’s little angels we were his first grandchildren, he spoiled us as well as everyone else in the family. Basically, the only change we had in the family was we all use to go camping at least five times a summer with papa, but now we have only gone maybe twice since he passed away but it’s just not the same without him.
This was a hard time for the whole family and we were all at the University ofPittsburgh Hospital. We were asked to go to a family room to talk about papa’s illness, and at that time I knew I wasn’t going to be told anything I wanted to hear. Sure enough I was right at that time we were told that papa was diagnosed with HepatocellularCarcinoma. I am not the type to break down in front of anyone; I would hold it in until I was alone. My family was in Pittsburgh for about two weeks, I was there for only two days because I couldn’t miss too much school and plus I wasn’t a big fan of hospitals anyways. After the two weeks they all returned home with papa. About six weeks after he returned home which would be Saturday, April 22nd he was expected to go back to Pittsburgh for his second treatment of Chemotherapy the following Monday but did not make it.
Losing someone is the hardest thing to the world, especially someone who is close to you. I had learned that holding your feelings in is not good, everyone should express themselves and the way they are feeling, no matter if you are a guy or girl, believe it or not guys do cry. It has been rough since my papa has passed away, but I know he is still with us and will always be in our hearts forever.