Guest rse1961 Posted October 6, 2003 Share Posted October 6, 2003 I will try to keep this as short as possible. A co-worker of mine was diagnosed one week ago with stage 3b-4 adenocarcinoma (I think I have that right). During the past week it has been a real downer at work, etc. She is a wonderful person and works with students middle school age. We have all been affected by this diagnosis. She has been sick since Feb. Her Dr. blamed asthma, pneumonia and finally after being admitted to the hospital she was given a diagnosis. She is a 32 yr. old non-smoker, ex-chemistry teacher, mother of one young child. My question is this: it has been made known during the past week that she wants to spend this time with family (understandable) and not be barraged by phone calls. When is it acceptable to "intrude?" I have spent much of this weekend on the internet and found this forum. I have spent a lot of time reading the posts and believe she would benefit from the support. How long does one wait to suggest it and how do you go about it? I don't want to cause discomfort for her. How did you all be let known about this site? She is a very strong person and could also contribute to others. I am at a loss about how to handle this, but am thankful that there is a site like this for cancer survivors. Please give me some guidance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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