I am getting my final diagnosis regarding what stage of cancer I am in. i.e. I am advanced. I have no idea if the doctor will decide to keep me in the hospital right then and there or even that thurs/Fri. The thing is that because he gets Oct. 30 off of school for parent/teacher conferences and I do also because I work there, we made it a tradition to go to Disneyland every other year on that day. I have to be realistic and figure by then I should have had surgery or starting radiation. My question is, what do I tell my son about our tradition? If I change it what is a realistic idea to celebrate? I am considering just giving him some money for him to do as he pleases but what breaks my frickin' heart is that he is just a kid and believes in his heart of hearts that we will go. Any advice/ideas welcome. NOT a fun question but some of you moms have such great ideas.
Well, considering he'll be 11 this year, maybe you could try to make up a new tradition. Maybe you could ask him a few new and different ideas (possibly a concert?) of what he'd like to do, and if what he suggests is too strenuous for what you'll be personally dealing with, maybe try and find a compromise. I can only imagine what you're going through right now but please try to remember that all your fellow cafemom's are here for you. I will be sure to keep you in my prayers. I've always enjoyed your lighthearted and amusing responses in the past (in the answers section) and I'm counting on seeing your wit and wisdom for well into the future. Please keep a positive outlook! My prayers are with you and your son. =)
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Answer by ItsMeGigi69 at 1:28 AM on Oct. 4, 2009
Taking your son to Disneyland for one day will not affect your diagnosis or treatment, I say take him. The time for serous talks with him is coming soon. Enjoy the day. Never give up hope. I realize cancer and a stroke are very different..but..I was told i would never walk alone again. I refused to accept that diagnosis. 10 years later my sons are grown. they cherish every moment we spent together. You may have a fight for your life ahead of you...but one day will not make a difference except in the way you child perceives spending his 11th birthday with you.
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