Dealing with a terminal illness is difficult, but it becomes even more difficult when the cancer advances and it begins to affect the appetite.
I’m not sure at what point my father lost his appetite, as everything seems a blur right now. Changes in appetite are common with cancer and cancer treatments, but unfortunately for any cancer patient, not eating enough or eating enough of the right foods can lead to problems with weight loss, particularly around illness.
Some days it feels we got to this stage very quickly, but then when I look back it’s gone very slowly. Now between my father’s cancer becoming more advanced and months of chemotherapy treatment, he’s fleeting from having a small appetite for certain foods to going off most or all of his foods. I think sometimes we may not always know why for sure.
There are days where I wish the struggle didn’t exist or it were completely over. Maybe that’s selfish, but I’m tired of being tired, tired of seeing my father struggle and for us as a family to struggle because of what he goes through.