Dad was diagnosed 4 years ago with prostate cancer. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer report more than 1.1 million new cases have appeared since 2012 in men. In 84 countries globally, it is the most common type of cancer.
It was a really rough two years after he was diagnosed through a routine check- up at the doctors. Immediately he underwent heavy chemotherapy and many long days in hospital because of his rapidly deteriorating condition. He went from being an active man with frequent fun evenings with mom and their friends to endlessly sick from all the treatments they prescribed. My parents had no more life, which took a damper on their moral. We were all terribly heartbroken and lacked happy thoughts but we continued to give him the best care we could whether at home or in the hospital with as much positivity as we could.
Little by little we organised a tight schedule where we could all help given our commitments and workload. The greatest part of this illness in our family life, is that it brought us all together and gave us a sense of team building striving for a common goal of getting him better fast.
Since Dad had to stop working, Mom was the only breadwinner left. It was so hard to balance out the house chores, care for dad and continuing working. Us children helped where we could but it became so tough to monitor the medication times and drive him frequently to the hospital for all his treatments.
Months into the situation, we found ourselves giving up so much of our personal development and all we did was care for Dad night and day. We all got together and decided to outsource a lot of the daily and nightly care in order to get our lives back. We all agreed that it was best to move forward in order to have the moral strength and happiness to authentically give him some positive energy and not pretend anymore as that was definitely not helping the situation.
A miracle occurred as we hired these wonderful caregivers that eased our life during all the rough medical patches in order to make room for our happiness. Dad was soon clear of cancer! It was really worth the time and money and made working harder in our jobs so much more enjoyable. He has been cancer free for 2 years now and according to Wikipedia, if he is cancer free for 5 then he has a 99% recovery rate. He has now returned to being his same old wonderful self and taken up all his activities as well as exploring new ones as you realise that you only live once.
Fore more information and statistics : http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/