Topic: New to group
Just had my only sister diagnosed with CC and I'm not handling it well. She is only 61 yrs old, just retired, is celebrating a 2nd wedding anniversary next week and starts her chemo tomorrow. She does not have a computer so I am trying to look at options for her. We live in Atlantic Canada and she lives 3 hours from me in another province. I am trying to find out the best options for her. She has a wonderful family doctor but is just replacing her oncologist because she said he made her feel like "an old cow being led to slaughter and all he was offering was the fastest way to get her there". Needless to say this relationship was not healthy and a change was needed. She is the most upbeat person I know and if you need to feel better during all this, you simply call her. We just celebrated our Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend with all our families and as wonderful as it was, I want more! She has not seen a surgeon yet but I hope this happens soon as she does want to at least explore this option, if it even is an option. I have not told her I am using this site as I don't want her to think I am in need of support, as that would be her main concern and likely a cause of guilt for her to think she is worrying us. That's just her and the wonderful, kind, giving person that she is. I want to be sure I have explored whatever avenues I can for her in the event I am able to find something useful to throw out there. I welcome seeing posts from other patients and their families and thank you all for the opportunity to join your group and hear about your lives.