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attitude was posted 12/31/1998 01:11 am by marylou
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Of course attitude makes a difference in everything we do in life. Of course she is sad and feeling a lot of different feelings. I think as caregivers we often want the person to "fight" "think positive" "don't be sad" and I think we simply ask too much of the person. Sometimes we may ask the person to now have traits they never had before. We are desperate to keep them in our lives in the same manner as if nothing has changed. Well it has. Everyone has the right to their own feelings and I think people both the person with p.c. and the people that love them go through process of some sort. My mom was diag in July and both my brothers pretend nothing is wrong, this is how they cope. My sister on the otherhand had my mom dead and buried before she even had surgery. This is how she copes. My mom has a great attitude and to me this is her willingness to handle the cards that have been dealt yet she will not fold. She wants to live She will fight to live. to her living is enjoying her life. Yes she went thru a major surgery, radiation and is going thru chemo. But she is living she is spending time with her family, feeling better/stronger all the time, enjoyed the holidays, went christmas shopping. she is doing alot of the things she did before and looking forward to the future not dreading it. I hope this helps you. Best Wishes Marylou

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