About Sarah A
In August 2017, my mother Pam Adams was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer. While our small family of 4 was still trying to process this horrible news, we received news 2 weeks later that my father was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. My mother, being the warrior that she is did not blink an eye and immediately started getting her armor ready. In a matter of weeks she became a patient and a care giver.In between her radiation and her week stay in the hospital after her surgery, she still made sure my dad was taking all his medications and made all his appointments. She never once complained about her situation and continued to concentrate on getting my dad the care he needed. There were times when they were both sitting side by side in the chemo chair.
Its been almost 3 years now and my dads cancer has progressed. Recently there have been days when he has not been able to get out of bed or walk. She makes sure that he is eating, logs all his medications and spends countless hours on the phone, scheduling appointments and communicating with his palliative care care doctor as well as his oncologist. It amazes me how selfless she is. It’s not easy being a caregiver but being a caregiver while being a patient is something that requires superpowers and that is what she has. My mom is a fighter and sometimes I feel that being a caregiver and fighter for my dad has made her stronger and distracted her from what she was having to endure. This year on July 3rd, they will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. When they took those vows for good times and bad, in sickness and in health, they meant it.