Apr 10, 2001 - 2:35 pm
My mom was just diagnosed the end of Feb., had her first treatment 4/3/01 of chemo (taxol and amerubicine(sp?)) I've done so much reading and I want to know - is it normal for her to be in such denial? She doesn't deal with it until she has an appt. or has to speak about it. She experiences panic attacks when she does have to face it. How did any of you break through that phase? Did you at all? Is there anything I can do to encourage her to grieve? Is it better that she doesn't?
I'm 29 and she's 51. We've never experienced this before, she's never had it in her family. I'm really trying to find some support so I can support her at this time. Can anyone recommend books, groups, etc?
I'm desperate for some support, can you tell?