Feb 11, 2009 - 12:34 am
I am writing on behalf of my mother Belinda. She was recently diagnosed with Level 3C UPSC. She is in her early 50's, presented NO symptoms and was diagnosed just a month ago with this terrible decease. We are from the Dominican Republic, and we've been in Miami for this whole procedure. She is just one week removed from surgery and has her first appointment with the oncologist next thursday to talk about the quimioteraphy.
During these past couple of weeks I have tried to do everything to help my mother overcome her psycological barrier. She used to be an energetic and active woman, and now she is always depressed, in pain and defeated. I am very worried because we haven't even started the hardest part yet and she is considering giving up without a fight.
I was so lucky to have found this message board and reading your stories. I quickly told my mother about your discussion board and how many of you are supporting each other. I want to let her know that she is not alone in this. I am trying to convince her to join in and connect with you girls but she is so depressed that she won't do it.
I don't know what else to do, and I know that a lot of you can share your experience with her and maybe give her some HOPE and something to look forward to. If maybe you could write her a personal email and ask her to join, maybe share a message and let her feel that she is not alone and that you have all been through this. Her email is email@example.com
Thank you very much and God Bless you all,