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response was posted 09/30/1997 08:51 am by Ruth H.
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Hi ds-- I just read your post and thought I might offer a few words of my own experience. When my Mom was diagnosed with PC last month it came as a huge shock to me, my brother, sister and Dad. Each of us has dealt with it differently than the other, but I think the best thing we have collectively done for HER is to show her we support and love her and are committed to helping her fight. A woman (who now has metastatic cancer) in my macrobiotic cooking class told me to sit down with my mother and ask her how she FEELs about her illness. It was excellent advice. Just letting my Mom speak, uninterupted and listening has made her seem to feel more relieved, at least emotionally. Perhaps though, your Mom is different. It is certainly possible your father is dealing with this the only way he knows how.Remembering that he is doing the best he can at this time will help. If this is not supportive to your Mom realize that you cannot control your father, but you can control YOU...and YOU can be there for your Mom. I have every faith that you can handle that since you've obviously gone to great length to even find us here in this chat room all of which is the reflected in how much you care about your MOM. I gave my Mom the Bernie Siegal book "Love, Medicine and Miracles" and I am reading a different copy. It is really terrific. Also, Louise Hay has written some terrific books. I hope some of this helps. Please let me and all of us here know how you are doing!--Ruth

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