How to cope with mom's illness?
September 21, 2012 8:57 AM Subscribe
What are some tips to cope with mom's illness/despair?
posted by dt2010 to Human Relations (13 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
She finished chemotherapy and has a good prognosis. I've been visiting her about every 2 weeks and emailing her. It's been very hard to see her bald, sick with awful side effects, frail, and crying. She is so sad and scared still. She says things like, if the cancer came back she'd rather die from that than endure the horrible side effects of chemo again. This makes me sad, but it also breaks my heart to see her like this- like a sad little girl. Hard to see her vulnerable like this. I continue to go to therapy (3 years now?) because it is so beneficial for me, so this is definitely something I talk about-I have 2 more weeks until my next session and just feel like seeking advice from others who may have gone through this.