• Just found out

    Asked by Ky_apr29 on Monday, November 10, 2014

    Just found out

    How do you deal?

    16 Answers from the Community

    16 answers
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      First, I am so sorry you are going through this. Make sure to take time for yourself to deal with your own feelings and fears. It's not being selfish, it's being proactive for your daughter.

      Cancer is a disease, not a death sentence.
      Take it one day at a time. A sheer cliff, 1 mile high is daunting. A flat surface of 1 mile is easy to walk.
      You should have no problem finding a support group in the NY area. Ask at your daughter's treatment center for suggestions. Don't be afraid to try a couple till you find one you like.
      Try and take your emotion out of your research. View everything with a dose of suspicion as well as hope.
      Remember that there is no magic pill, no magic diet or magic spell.
      Remember to have fun with your daughter. It will help her as much as yourself.
      Be careful not to let her cancer become your only reason for living. You need balance to get through this and get back to normal when she beats it.

      almost 5 years ago
    • SOFIA's Avatar
      SOFIA

      Buenos Dias.
      Soy Dominicana. tengo un hijo de 21 años, que fue diagnosticado hace alrededor de 1 año y medio con Osteosacoma en su pierna izquierda, es un tipo de cancer poco usual en mi pais, mi hijo ha tenido 3 ciclos de quimioterapia antes de una cirugia, donde se le extirpo el tumor canceroso mas 17 cms de hueso para preservar su pierna, lo cual fue todo un exito, ahora necesita una Prótesis llamada Biaxil Distal Articulada Izquierda. quisiera saber si saben de alguna fundación que me ayude a obtenerla, solo se que es muy costosa, pero en mi pais no la tenemos...Se que eb Brasil se consigue, pero ninguna casa comercial la trae aqui....por favor necesito orientacion...Gracias

      over 4 years ago
    • kkcomm's Avatar
      kkcomm

      I can't even imagine what you are feeling! The one good thing I have repeatedly told myself since my stage IV diagnosis is "at least it's not one of my kids!" You must be extremely scared. Keep in mind that cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it used to be. Find a couple of support groups. One for you and one for your daughter. She is going to need an outlet too. Better for both of you if it is not always you. My daughters and I are sending hugs, prayers and well wishes to you and yours.

      over 4 years ago

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