Apr 07, 2008 - 8:05 pm
My step mother was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in Feb this year. She had surgery and just started chemo on 03/31/2008. She has always been the type to keep moving. She is a workaholic, even though she is retired, she was always doing something. I know this is very scary and depressing, but my dad feels like she is giving up. This is so early in her fight. What can we do to encourage her without seeming to nag. She has no appetite and won't force herself to eat. My mother died of lung cancer in 2001 and was the same way. She wasted away to nothing. I can only imagine what she is going through. Please, those of you out there that have been in her shoes, please let me know what we can do to help her fight this depression and keep her hope alive. I know she has an extremely hard road ahead of her and we want to do what we can to ease the burden, if that is even possible. Thanks for any help you can offer!