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Endometrial cancer

Postby Callalily » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:38 pm

I found out on Friday that my mom has endometrial cancer. I've been trying to be strong about it because I know worrying is not going to fix anything, but I'm scared. I'm really really scared. She has a hysterectomy scheduled for a week from Friday, and she says the prognosis is good and the doctor thinks they should be able to get all of it. I'm scared anyway. I feel like I don't know what to say because being negative and anxious is probably only going to make things more difficult for her, but at the same time it's hard to pretend to not be upset. Are there cancer survivors on here or maybe people with loved ones who went through it? I don't know what to do; I want to be as helpful as possible but I have never been through anything like this before. Thank you.
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Re: Endometrial cancer

Postby Cheze2 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:45 am

Learning that a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is always a harrowing experience. There are a lot of emotions involved. There are often support groups in the community for families of people diagnosed with cancer, perhaps you could look to see if there are any in your area? Remember that you also need to take care of yourself before being able to even emotionally care for and support your mother.
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Re: Endometrial cancer

Postby Callalily » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:56 pm

Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond but I was avoiding this place for a while 'cuz it can be triggering. But that was very good advice, thank you! My mother is actually looking at support groups now, and I'm told family is welcome at some of them, so I'm hoping to go with her. We actually find out the results of the latest biopsy this week, so fingers are crossed it comes back clean! I am cautious but optimistic!

Thank you again for writing me back; it's comforting to hear a friendly voice. (Er, read a friendly voice. :) )
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