Malathi is one of my elder sister-in-law. A lovely lady, very soft spoken, calm and quiet. She was having breast cancer which has crossed the 4th stage. Though she was under treatment for around 1 year, Doctors couldn’t help her, because she was diagnosed late. Never in our dreams we thought it can happen to her. It has spread her body drastically. She was undergone several chemotherapy. I know the end of these cases are just the same. And few are lucky enough. I really thought that mamiyechi was one among them.
3 week before she passed away, my hubby had been to India. By then she wasn’t able to lie down on bed on any side. She never tells even if she is in pain. She was taken to the Palliative center and was admitted there. By that time chechi was having swelling on her hands. She was given pain killers. And to our surprise, chechi was responding positively after going there. She asks for food and medicine on time. Though she was not able to get up and walk, she had the hope that she will recover and come back to normal life.
2 hours before she passed away she had food, medicine and later juice. She went to sleep. My another sister in law sat next to her and was reading some book and in between speaking to her. And after a hour she went into the deep sleep and she dint wake up.
At one side I am happy. Her last few days were painless. And in the other I know nobody can fill her space in our life. She is my hubby’s elder sister. Elder sister is like a mother. For a mother first child is more precious. Amma wasn’t able to accept that mamiyechi is no more. After achan passed away she has to suffer this pain as well. Achan’s fav daughter joined him. Nobody can take her place and nobody can make this pain less. Not even time.
Please never be ignorant. Please get tested.