My husband's challenge with colo-rectal cancer and for me as a caregiver
by Dorothy Spencer
(St. Cloud, Florida)
My husband was diagnosed with colorectal cancer on 10/13/2008. Since then he has had chemo and two surgeries. God has been good to us, but I am disappointed that my husband is not showing his gratitude to God in a better way. He continues to think of "things" that to me should be of least concern right now - the lawn to be cut, everything in the house to be spick and span, the money we lost in investments. We are the only two people living in this state - we have to rely on friends for our earthly support. He is not concerned about me as a caregiver. It is very difficult for me to sit and watch him while he is in discomfort, then have to run back and forth to the hospitals, doctors, etc. He does not think that I am entitled to some time for my self - everything has to be about him. I do not know if he is in denial. My prayer is for strength for myself to take care of myself, understand that there is nothing in this situation that I can change; pray that my husband will understand that God is in charge at all times and we should leave everything ot him.
Also, please pray for my friend who, earlier this year, was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer.