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    I'd love to talk to someone whose mother has lung cancer.

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      dropsofjupiter

      My dad was diagnosed w/ SCLC 6 months ago. Since then, he and I have gotten closer than we have ever been. I call him every day, sometimes twice a day. I call him not just for him, but for me as well. Knowing that our time is limited, I think we have a mutual understanding that we will just communicate more from here on out. We don't always talk about how he feels, although I have told him a few times that I always want to know if he wants to talk about it. Basically, the floor is his. He says that just knowing that his family is here for him is comforting...even if there's no reason to call. We can always find something to talk about outside of the cancer.

      over 4 years ago
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      klstenzel

      Thank you all for your answers. You've given me much guidance on how to talk with my Mother.

      over 4 years ago
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      snuzsuz

      I am a mother of 3 and 2 grandchildren and I have lung cancer since last October. I think your Mom would love to hear about your day and just spend some time with you. Like Greg said, I have been closer to my children in this last year then I was their first 34, 38, and 39 years! I really enjoy that they take the time to call me and see if I need anything, but also just to talk about their lives and invite me when they do things together. Even when I don't feel up to doing things, it's always nice to be invited! and hear about what fun they had afterwards. There is a time when you feel like ALL you talk about is your cancer, it seems to consume every part of your life, so hearing about "normal" living is nice! Hope this helps:)

      over 4 years ago
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