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7/28/2015Hello, my mom was recently diagnosed with idc, there is no metastasis. However there are moments where my family an I are having a good time but the idea of cancer still sits at the back of my mind and makes me feel guilty for having a good time. There are also moments where im very optimistic but there are other moments when I completely submerge in fear and anxiety and I cant bare the thought of ever losing my mom. The fear tends to arise mostly at night but it occasionally happens during the early hours as well. What can I do to support my family emotionally? Thank you.
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7/28/2015night time is known for being a time that worries look worse in our minds. focus on the good news. this sounds like her cancer is very treatable so this should just be a bump in the road and not a derailment or dead end. it is scary to have someone you love get breast cancer. empower yourself with information so that you understand the treatments that lie ahead and how they are intended to get your mom cancer free. do yoga and meditation for yourself. optimism is your new best friend.

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