• Support for those with parent dying of cancer.

    Asked by Heathertrucks on Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Support for those with parent dying of cancer.

    Just need help learning to deal with my dad whose dying of cancer. I feel very alone.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • misha41510's Avatar

      I know exactly what you're going through. My mom was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer about a year and a half ago. It's been really tough and things aren't getting any better. It's so incredibly difficult to watch her deteriorate.

      I had the same problem as you. I was so frustrated that finding support for people like us who have a parent with cancer is practically impossible!

      So what I did about six months ago was start a blog and twitter account. I know it may not sound like much, but there is a community online (especially on twitter) that supports each other and helps answer questions.

      I've written about how frustrating it is to find support for teens/young adults on my blog.

      Here's my blog: http://cominghometocancer.blogspot.com/
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CHTCancer
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComingHomeToCancer

      I highly suggest getting a twitter account. I'm working on starting a community on there by having people use the hastag #MPHC (My Parent Has/d Cancer). There are a lot of great people on there that are looking for support too.

      I hope I've helped!

      over 7 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      About a year after me being diagnosed for the third time, my father started a fast downhill path to his end. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer about 13 years earlier, it finally got agressive and got him. Then 2 months after him being gone, mom was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. we lost her about 8 months later. I miss them terribly, and I know what you mean when it seems like your alone. Most days I want to pick up the phone and call Mom like I used to, then I remember that they are gone. It's a feeling you will never loose, but I am at ease and greatfull that I was able to be with them and take care of them until the very last. We took care of both in Hospice care. Good luck to you, I hope you can get peacefull with the whole thing.

      over 7 years ago
    • Heathertrucks' Avatar

      Thank you all for your answers. I'm looking into all of them. I love you all.

      over 7 years ago

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