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    I just found out my mom has breast cancer and I feel helpless.

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      Roadrunner

      I have two daughters and when I found out my dx I was terrified to call them. I waited over 24 hours to make those calls. I didn't know how they would react. Please call your Mom and let her know you are there for her. My daughters have been my strength to get thru this (not to mention my grandsons....all four of them). My one daughter drives 2 and half hours one way to go to my doctors apt with me. My other daughter lives an hour away and she comes also. We have been through this together. When I needed someone to bounce the options off of they were both there. I don't know what I would have done without them. We are lucky that both of my daughters have jobs that worked......my older daughter is a teacher and school was out for a week prior to my surgery and my younger daughter works for a company that lets her make up her time she misses. Call her and just let her talk......trust me she needs someone to talk to. I agree with the others if you cannot call send her a nice card and let her know she can call you. You might find this will bring you two so much closer together. Be prepared for a rough road.....the road has bumps, straight areas, curves, however, you will get thru this.

      over 3 years ago
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      Grandy

      I can't add to what they've said.

      over 3 years ago
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      Jaxxs

      from my side as a mother and a breast cancer survivor; just call your mother, be honest and tell her it's hard for you to talk about, but I want to help you in any way I can. Is there any thing I can do for you?

      over 3 years ago
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