Tuesday, June 21, 2011
When Sickness Comes.........
Today, i called my dad to wish him a happy belated birthday and father's day; i was greeted with the news that my step-mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.I felt like a weight was on my shoulders. I just wanted to cry. I have always known the disease as 'the disease that Michael J Fox has'. I never thought that my family would be affected by it.
I spoke to her and i was quite upbeat because i felt like that is what i had to project. I did not want to show pity because honestly that is not what i felt. I did not know whether i should talk about it or disregard it. All i knew was that i could not cry, i had to be strong.
Now, i sit in bed and type and i think about what's next. To be honest i don't want to think about next week, next month, next year or the year after that. I just don't. I can just imagine how scared and unsure she must feel. How afraid of the future she must be. In this moment, i hate the disease for robbing us of today and eventually tomorrow.