Have you ever heard the term “Butterflies in my stomach?” If you haven't, it's when you get a real fluttery feeling in your stomach when you get surprised or shocked by something. I had that feeling, that same feeling when I heard the news about one of my closest family members from my mom.
The day I found out, I was getting ready for my friend’s birthday party at a waterpark. I went into my mom’s room to ask her when we were leaving and it looked like she had been crying. I asked her what was wrong and she said “nothing honey, we are leaving soon.” I had a good time, but was a little worried in the back of my mind that something wasn’t right. That's when I realized that something was up. After the party was over, on the drive home my mom explained why she was upset. She told me that grandma was very sick and needed to stay at the hospital for a while, so I was going to be staying at my aunt’s house while they went to the hospital to see my grandma. I did not really understand what my mom had meant by “sick”, but as a kid I just had thought, okay grandma is sick she’s going to get better, right?
After the birthday party, I went to my aunts to play with my cousins. By the time my mom came to get me, it was a little late and we had to go home. Once I woke up, my mom had explained that my grandma had colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women.... I still was very young and did not understand that it was very bad. All I knew was that grandma was sick and she was going to get better. My mom told me later that my grandma might not get better, that she doesn't really know too much yet, but she will soon she said. When my mom had said she did not know whether or not she was going to be okay, that's when I got that fluttery feeling in your stomach... That “butterflies” feeling in my stomach, because she might not get better... Just like I thought she would, she...
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