SC7454 Posted August 24, 2005 Share Posted August 24, 2005 I must say, I was pleasantly surprised to get such kind, thoughtful responses. I can not tell you enough how much your words helped me to try and understand what my mother must be feeling but can't express verbally. I've decided to hold onto the information that I've found and let her slowly let this sink in, and the doctor promised me he'd share more with her as he felt she could handle it. She told me last night that for the first 3 appointments all she heard in her head was 'cancer' repeating itself. She said she just can't get past that word...so I will let her work through it and continue to be supportive. I think Sharyn said it so well when she said that it must be her own coping mechanism to protect herself. I'm trying to get her to eat more protein during chemo, etc. since she's never been a healthy eater (the woman is fine with a can of soup for food all day and always has been a little thing...he he). I'm an only child, parents are divorced and she has no family to speak of around...so I'm trying to prepare myself for the long haul. Thank God I have my husband to help me out when I need some support, and it's so helpful to know I've met such great people on this board. Thanks again guys! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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