Death In Family Essay

Death In Family Essay - As a child you never realize how...

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As a child you never realize how much you truly love someone until they are gone. You do not take into account all of the sacrifices they make and the small things they do for you. You take for granted the once a month dinners alone with them, talking about everything from school to your social life. You take for granted the homemade meals they slaved over only to be criticized by everyone eating it. You take for granted the unconditional love they shower you with, but most importantly, you take them for granted. In my situation, the thing I took for granted was my mother. It started with a hacking cough and the sniffles. She got over the sniffles, but the cough persisted. She would hack into her handkerchief, stow it in her purse. I kept after her to get it checked, but she would wave me away. She hated doctors and hospitals. To my knowledge, the only time my mother had ever gone to a doctor was the time she caught malaria on her trip to Asia. Then, two weeks later, I caught her coughing a wad of blood-stained phlegm into the toilet. “How long have you been doing that?” I said. “What’s for dinner?” she said. “We’re going to the doctor.” June 11, 2001. My mother, Michelle Lynn Sykora, had been diagnosed with Oat Cell Carcinoma; Cancer that had taken over her lungs, spread to other organs in her body, and made it hard for her to do the simple tasks of everyday life. At first, selfishness got the best of me and I told myself this was not happening. It was all a big
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Patabit during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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