Silence of the Lambs or the Wolves?

Featuring a guest post today, written by my sister Sonetta. ----------------- The other posts on this blog describe my grandmother, a gentle and loving lady, and her inclination to stay silent about the treatment received at the hands of Son 2 and DIL 2. Even though my father, mother, sister, and I speak up for her, …

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When Pride Replaces Familial Love

I called my grandmother Mercy at the start of Holy Week. Her cheerful greeting was music to my ears; it had been too long since I'd heard her sound like her usual self. Her back pain had reduced and she'd been walking more frequently, she said. However, the hope that bloomed in me at her upbeat …

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When Cancer Invaded My Family – Part 2

Continued from here. With the tumour blocking her food pipe, Sonet was robbed of the first line of defence against any disease - an adequate intake of nutrition. The first thing the doctors did was to widen her food pipe with a stent to help her consume spoonfuls instead of sips. That's how we then measured each day's …

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When Cancer Invaded My Family – Part 1

26th March 2017. One year since the diagnosis that has changed my family's life forever. My younger sister Sonetta had been suffering random chest pains while eating / drinking for a few months. In January 2016, she vomited during a meal because her food wasn't going down. From then, the chest pains increased till in March …

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