Trying to figure out how to cope in INTRODUCE YOURSELF! Posted October 14, 2007 · Report reply First of all, I am sorry for both you and your mother, but you have come to the right place for support. Both my family and I were a mess when I was first diagnosed. I could not get through a day without crying and my family felt the same way too. Believe it or not, it does get better with time. Both you and your mother are so new to it all. You will not know the results or staging until you know. Many people here live active normal lives with lung cancer and they were devistated thinking they were not going to make it. Some people here were given poor prognosis's and years later they are still around. Stay with this website and you will get a lot of support you need. I will keep both you and your mother in my prayers. By the way, there is a lot of hope with all the new treatments out now. Be strong, cry when you need to and let us help you.