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Poetry In Oncology

Coping with stress: A caregiver

Gupta, Sweety

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Cancer Research, Statistics, and Treatment: Jul–Sep 2022 - Volume 5 - Issue 3 - p 482
doi: 10.4103/crst.crst_202_22
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Who am I?

The day my loved one got to know the diagnosis

And the physician conveyed to me the prognosis

Shattered by the news, I felt my life was in vain

Oh, Almighty! Alleviate his suffering and pain

I had to manage my patient, my family, and my life

Trying to figure these out; how would I thrive?

It was a big challenge; how would I cope?

The situation was grim and deprived of hope

Everyone comforted me and had their notions

But no one could understand my emotions

There were phases, I went through the turmoil of emotion

Not only this but also psychosocial and financial commotion

Struggling with the truth and hiding my tears

Tried every aspect and made him cheer

Initially, it was hard, and I felt everything was a nightmare

But motivated myself so that I could give better care

It was determination, optimistic attitude, and perseverance

Though all these months were not without hindrance

Slowly, days and months passed by God’s grace

Regained my strength, fought against all odds, and won this race

I trusted divine power and was a firm believer

U know who I am – I am a caregiver …

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