Hello everyone. I'm seeking advice on how I can help my mother. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after 18 years. She had a lumpectemy, chemo and radiation the first time she was diagnosed. They think they caught it early this time but she needs to have surgery. She's scheduled for a double mastectamy and reconstruction using the Tram Flap method tomorrow. I am very worried about her and was hoping to get some advice on how I can help or if there are any tips for her recovery from someone that has experienced it. I'm 8 months pregnant with a toddler at home and a full time job so I just feel awful about not being there for her as much as I want to. I appreciate any feedback and I wish you all the best.View Thread
Thanks for all your responses, they were very helpful. My mom's surgery went well and she's home from the hospital. The surgery was 10 hours long and the recovery is going to be very difficult. Its amazing how strong she is. She has a great support system to rely on so I feel comfortable having friends and family pitch in when I can't. The saddest part is seeing her in pain, physically and emotionally, from what she's going through. We are waiting for the pathology report and meeting with her oncologist to see what the next step is. Hopefully she won't have to have chemo. Angel, I'm sorry to hear about your mother and I'll be praying for her as well.View Thread
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