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New Baby and Too Much Cancer in the Family

October 1st, 2018 at 01:50 am

My husband's niece had a baby girl yesterday, though I doubt we'll ever see her. MIL sent a picture, though and left a gift with MIL to give her. It'll probably come back to us, but we made the effort. We asked if she wanted us to come up to the hospital or not, but got no response.

This is from the violent side of the family that we broke ties with on Thanksgiving when they physically threatened us. This is the second niece on that side to get pregnant very young and out of wedlock and lives at the poverty level. Her older sister is also pregnant again, from the same guy, still not married, living at the poverty level. He seems to be over his substance abuse issues for the time being.

On the other side of the family, my nephew's pregnant wife has leukemia. They are going to take the baby at 32 weeks and then do intensive chemo on his wife. There is a very real chance that his wife won't make it. Her mother also has cancer, but in the brain and isn't expected to survive. They haven't been married very long and now my nephew is at risk of being a young widow after less than a year of marriage with a premature baby and a five-year-old he is in the process of adopting. And the baby will have a higher risk of cancer because of both mother and grandmother having it. Not to mention there is also cancer on his side of the family. The baby shower was yesterday.

My husband's aunt's cancer is back, too. It is breast cancer, but it has spread to the lungs and they are saying 2 months to a year. She is very old, though, in her early 80's and also has a bad heart. It is a little different there, because we were expecting end of life to happen. Not quite the same as when you are in your twenties. Still just as tragic, though. It just sucks.

It is like when it rains it pours with cancer. A couple of decades ago cancer seemed so rare. Now you can't throw a stick without hitting someone who has it or who is dying of it.

I worry about MIL, though. FIL hasn't been dead a year from cancer and now her sister is going to die of it. Can we please just have some joy now? I am tired of all the crap.

6 Responses to “New Baby and Too Much Cancer in the Family”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Wow. "Too much cancer" is right.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I'm so sorry. It does seem that cancer is so prevalent. I wonder if it is because the medical profession has gotten better at diagnosing it, or if our environment is causing more of it. You were kind to send a gift even though the family may or may not be receptive.

  3. Kymberlee Fisher Says:

    @@ Early 80's isn't REALLY old. Nonetheless, Cancer sucks!!!

  4. mumof2 Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about all the cancer that is happening to your really sucks but modern medicine is better than it use to be so hopefully we have some positive news down the track...babies are a blessing and you tried with your niece better to stick to the high road rather than their road...hopefully one day they will grow up and realise what they need to change and be happy and that family is important...I wish you all the best

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Ugh. Cancer Frown

  6. Madeline Angelo Says:

    The family has a baby girl yesterday but the identification of cancer is dangerous for the husband and wife. The race of the baby is in danger due to the cancer and essay writers for hire education is depicted for the people. All the manners are fixed for the treatment of the cancer for the husband

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