A Walk With Cancer

Frankie
Inside the Mind
Published in
9 min readNov 21, 2021

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Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

I’ve been debating with myself if I should talk about this situation. This is something that occurred in 2019, several months before the pandemic started. You never imagine that something like this would happen to you or a loved one until life throws you a curveball, and it turns your life upside down. It’s worse when you also have autism and have to be responsible for taking care of a family member. I’m going to do my best to remember everything that happened during this time, though there are some areas where it’s going to be blurry. This is my story.

Back in May 2019, I moved out of my parent’s house to search for work within the Bay Area in California. I was fortunate that I had a friend that was willing to help me out by allowing me to stay with him and his mother while I was job searching. It took about a month, but I ended up getting a job as a dishwasher at a Chilis restaurant. I didn’t care if it was going to be a lot of work. I was more than ready to bust my butt so I can start making it on my own.

I called up my mom to let her know that I got a job with chilis, and she was happy. Before we hung up, she mentioned that she and dad wanted to see me on fathers day. They would be willing to meet up with me at my friend’s house. I had no problem with this since the day they wanted to meet was on fathers day. I had been gone for a month, so I figured they wanted to catch up with…

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