Mom has Leukemia, Dad recently diagnosed with Stage 3 skin cancer
Hey everyone, I'm a SA and I'm making this post as a cry for help.
The other night I cried infront of my staffer because he asked me that I've been a little off recently. He didn't yell at me or chew me out, he just asked what was going on and I just broke down.
Mom has been battling with cancer for the past 15 years, it's been rough. Dad recently got diagnosed with Stage 3 skin cancer. I really don't know what to do.
My parents are both in their late 50s and I don't know if they will even still be around when my internship ends.
Everything has just accumulated and built up throughout the years and The bubble burst last night.
I'm thinking of quitting and flying back home go spend time with them, but this is not something they want me doing. My parents are very selfless, and will always look out for my interests over theirs, even if it means putting their life on the line.
I just don't feel I can perform in this job with that constant thought, the possibility of getting a phone call one night at work and hearing that one of them has passed away.
Has anyone been in a similar situation where they just feel lost? I'm stressed out and emotionally vulnerable.
I've always thought of myself as a stoic, I rarely show emotion and can control myself, but last night just broke me.
I don't know what to do and have lost motivation to just keep going. I want to take advantage of as much time as I can with my parents before their gone forever.
Any recommendations on how to handle the stress ?