Conversation no. 3: cervical cancer patient

beingKirei

She took her hat off, revealing her bare head. She gives me a genuine but nervous smile. She kept laughing most of the time during our conversation, making me feel a little uncomfortable about the whole thing.

ME: Anong pumasok sa isip mo nung malaman mong may cervical cancer ka?

HER: Natakot ako, syempre, pero natanggap ko rin agad e. Nandyan na yan, ano pa magagawa ko? Yung asawa ko ang nakakaawa dahil iyak sya nang iyak.

ME: Pano yung anak mo?

HER: Bata pa sya (about nine years old) kaya hindi nya alam kung anong ibig sabihin ng cancer nung umpisa. Nung makita nya ang nanay ko na umiiyak, sabi nya, “Lola, wag kang umiyak. Zodiac sign lang naman yun e.”

ME: Pano mo ba pinaliwanag sa kanya?

HER: Sinabi ko yung totoo kasi dapat sa akin nya madinig yon e. Basta sabi ko lang na malalang sakit ang…

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