I was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 Cervical Cancer. Although I am worried about how this is going to affect my immediate family, how do you tell other family members what you are going through? I'm having issues with telling my family because usually when I mention a health issue, they give me the "you'll get over it" speech. It's especially hard with my father as he attempts to minimize any injury or illness any of my siblings and I have had. My mother does the same. My fiance' knows about what is going on but has refrained from even telling his family as we really don't know what to do or what to say to them. His mother, whom I adore, has been worried about me as of late but I told her that I would be fine.
And I am posting this anon due to the fact that many of my CafeMom friends read these and, honestly, I'd rather just keep it from them for now until I've told my family. I hope you ladies understand.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:16 AM on Apr. 5, 2009 in Health
Answer by aliciatron at 3:22 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:51 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 4:19 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
Answer by Kat122 at 7:32 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
Hi, Just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know sometimes families can be difficult. Thought I would give you this website and let you read www.testimonyinfo.com Click on C for cancer. Let me know if i can help or you need a friend to talk to.
Answer by jmcan at 8:33 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
Answer by lisa_ann_p at 8:38 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 PM on Apr. 5, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:22 PM on Apr. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Apr. 7, 2009