Tim Kavanagh and Candy Weston thought they knew how to handle cancer. This was Tim's 3rd round but in the age of COVID cancer patients are facing even greater hurdles and unbelievable levels of stress.
"With this being our third journey with cancer we thought we were seasoned pros at the emotional, and physical toil it takes on the patient, caregiver and the family." Candy explains,"We couldn't have been more wrong especially with the added complications of Covid restrictions. To be going through this grueling process with limited access to family and friends is extremely difficult. Treatment routines have been greatly impacted. I'm not allowed to be with Tim during chemo and we remove his chemo pump at home. Chemotherapy are highly toxic drugs. It elevates the level of caution, unease, and fear when you're actively taking part in the treatment process in your own home.
We make the best of it but we never could have imagined we would have such significant added challenges. Cancer is challenging enough without restrictions to human contact and support."