Aug 22, 2011 - 10:36 pm
Hi everyone. My Mom was diagnosed with Stage IV. Her 1st chemo (Carbo and Altima) was on the August 11th. She had 5 radiation treatments the week before chemo. Her physical side effects from the chemo were slight, thank god, she felt tired for 5 days after chemo. The problem is she is becoming increasing depressed. She refuses to take an anti depressant. She has names of psychologists to call to talk to but hasn't called. My Dad is her primary caregiver but being her daughter I am a primary as well. Can anyone give me some ideas on what I and the family can do to help her. I think that the idea of having cancer has begun to take hold and I really want her to stay positive. Thank you all.