Jun 08, 2002 - 1:41 am
I am not new to this web site but new to the lung cancer posting. I was diagnosed with Non-hodgkins lymphoma last Sept. I finished all of my treatments in March of 2002. I am in recovery. In May, my mother got diagnosed with lung cancer and was told treatment is not an option. She has six moths to a year. When I was sick, my mothe never once came to see me (she lives 15 miles away) and hardly ever called. It was my in-laws that came to take care of us. My mother also said some horrible things to me while I was sick. We have never been close. My Dr.'s tell me that I am still recovering and that I need to stay away from her because she is so emotionally draining. I've tried to help but it is never enough. I struggle with the guilt of not being there and what she is facing. I am still so tired from my treatments and I have a child and a husband. I just can't go to her and help it is so taxing. I have lots of friends and am a very giving person but my mom is so demanding. Any suggestions?