I began this post with a video - it is hard for me to handle the fact that my illness impacted my kids. I also am learning the hard way that the only way I can survive is to take care of me, too. As a caregiver of so many, it can be hard to make time for myself.
My first peer support meeting will be held this Saturday and I will be posting in general about how it goes. Having children while you are diagnosed with cancer is hard but it is not impossible. I have had to adjust so many things about my parenting style and about communication with the kids. My son is more open and will talk about his stuff but my daughter is less so. I have had to learn how to manage them in different ways and also to help them understand that "cancer" is not a death sentence.
To all the moms out there or caregivers who get diagnosed with cancer, I got your back.
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