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Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:27 PM

A month ago my son was diagnosed with cancer

He found it early stage 1, the doctors seem to be right on top of it. At least I think so.

Heís young 31 but he had a stroke two years ago so possibly that might complicate things.
Such as when they set up chemo for him some signs he was told to Watch for
He Said he already has from the stroke.

He finished one week of chemo so far has a couple more treatments then itís just watch and check.

Of course Covid complicates things also. So when your normally isolated to some Degree with chemo itís much more so with Covid.

I worry for him I canít be around him because of needing to be isolated we went with his younger sister being his care since she lives in his house. I understand that but as mom I want to help him.

I think things Will be fine but the
Worry is there what if it comes back etc.

Sorry Iím rambling between his cancer, fires burning all around and still feeling stuff from a Fall that resulted in broken ribs and a sore back from a few weeks back going back to work after being out for so long from Covid shut down.
I think Iím stressed and needed to vent a little.




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Laelth Sep 2020 #1
Ohiogal Sep 2020 #2
thinkingagain Sep 2020 #5
Ohiogal Sep 2020 #10
thinkingagain Sep 2020 #12
Karadeniz Sep 2020 #13
blm Sep 2020 #3
Atticus Sep 2020 #4
thinkingagain Sep 2020 #8
skylucy Sep 2020 #6
Skittles Sep 2020 #7
magicarpet Sep 2020 #9
marble falls Sep 2020 #11
Karadeniz Sep 2020 #14

Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:29 PM

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-Laelth

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:37 PM

2. I am sorry you have so much on your plate

Life just sucks right now for so many of us.

Iím sure your son understands that you love him but canít be with him right now. Can you talk to him by phone or computer just to check in and see how heís doing? Itís not as good as a hug but itís better than nothing. He is fortunate to have a care giver living with him to see to his needs. Can you send him little things like new pjs or his favorite coffee or things like that?

Hereís hoping things improve for all of you very soon.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:49 PM

5. Yes thank you I can do those things

And soon can see him I think. With masks etc.
itís just that it seems like my family ( includes brothers and sisters etc)
Go thro some major trauma every year that sometimes when multiple things are happing I get a bit over whelmed.

Thatís part of the reason I like the DU
Somebody always has some good advice or kind thoughts.

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:02 PM

10. I just now remembered

When I was in the throes of chemo and very depressed, my sister-in-law sent me a little album like the kind you put photos in....she had clipped from magazines and newspapers, funny cartoons, jokes, funny pictures, things that made me laugh, and put them all in there. I canít tell you what a day brightener that was! I still have it.

Hope you recover soon from your injuries as well!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 10:12 PM

12. Thank you

And that is a sweet idea. When he was young one thing that would make him laugh was Garfield. I might have to get a book or something.
My daughter said heí he mostly has been sleeping this weekend so apparently chemo wipes you out.

Sorry you had to go through chemo also.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 10:32 PM

13. Good idea...humor is healing.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:41 PM

3. ((thinking))

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:43 PM

4. I hope you won't find this inappropriate. I have found that the Serenity Prayer relied upon

by many alcoholics and addicts---even if you don't pray--- separates things into manageable categories.

With it, you ask for "serenity to accept the things you cannot change; courage to change the things you can; and, wisdom to know the difference."

Hang on.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:51 PM

8. Not inappropriate to me at all

I try to remember things like that but Iím a worrier and some days you just gotta
Vent to more than your own family who is also caring the same burdens
So thank you.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:50 PM

6. I'm so sorry that you are dealing with all this. Sending positive thoughts to both you and your son.

I'm glad they found your son's cancer at an early stage. Hugs.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:50 PM

7. I feel for you

as if Trump and the pandemic aren't enough

someone is ALWAYS on DU thinkinagain, we are here for you

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:59 PM

9. The very best for your son and for you,..

DU is here for the purpose of venting, don't apologize for externalizing your concerns, it is very healthy to do so.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:17 PM

11. We'll all find our way through this.

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Response to thinkingagain (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 10:43 PM

14. I think your son is ahead of the curve by having such an early diagnosis. Also, there are always

Improvements being discovered. Even if the cancer comes back....my husband's original chemo was months of IV drip and that knocked the cancer down for about 15 years. Then it started to make trouble again. But now a more effective treatment has been developed and it's a daily pill with next to no side effects. Perfect! Don't lose hope!❤

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