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    Asked by jrusty1961 on Monday, June 17, 2013

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    How do I and my husband cope with all of the worries we are having? Not only is my daughter only 24 years old she also has a 3 year old daughter that stays with us as well

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    • Brielle's Avatar
      Brielle

      I am so sorry you are going through this, but your daughter and granddaughter are lucky to have you helping. My best advice is to take one day at a time and rely on faith, family and friends. Keeping a notebook/journal helped me because there is so much new information. The American Cancer Society has many resources and some cancer centers have support groups.Look for the blessings that abound every day. Prayers to your family.

      over 6 years ago
    • RachaelC@StF's Avatar
      RachaelC@StF Community Outreach Coordinator 317-528-7794

      Hi jrusty1961,
      First of all, I'm sending good thoughts your way. Sounds like you and your husband have your hands full. Have you thought about talking with someone to ease those worries? All the people on this site are wonderful and can help out in many ways. If you are looking to actually hear someone's voice, you could always call the American Cancer Society's 800 number. They will set you up with someone who can support you and your husband by phone. Or, does your daughter's place of treatment offer a caregiver support group? Maybe you and your husband could utilize that. Often times, it's free! Or if they don't have that, is there a social worker with whom you could speak? Having a third party there to answer any questions you might have may calm your fears a bit and give you and him strength you need to help your daughter through her battle.
      Fight on,
      Rachael

      over 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      It is a tough thing to do, take care of a loved one. I actually think it was harder taking care of my Mother than it was for me to have cancer myself. I was 28 when diagnosed the first time, I came through it pretty good at that age, I think it was harder on my Wife and Mother than me at that age. For me, back then it was just an inconvenience. Let us know if we can help with any specifics. Lots here willing to offer their vast experience and advice.

      over 6 years ago

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