Feb 17, 2013 - 9:53 pm
I really need advice, as I'm at a loss for words.....
I'm a Girl Scout Troop Leader of 3 Troops. These Girls are like my own Daughters, their smiles and giggles not only make my day brighter but give me that extra push on a bad day, or that little ray of sunlight to bring me hope during my journey. My Two Co Leaders do most of the work these days because Rads and the Cytoxan have taken most of my energy from me, and my on going issue with Migraines doesnt leave me much strength to do what needs to be done for the troops.
My Scouts have begun to ask questions about why I seem different. Why am always l tired, and the most common question lately is why am I all of a sudden wearing hats, scarfs and bandanas when I never did before.
None of my scouts or their Parents have any idea that I'm fighting BC. My Co- leaders are not on the same side of whether or not to tell the parents or the scouts. Even though I was able to get a wonderful staff member from American Cancer Society, to come assist me with explaining to the parents first then the scouts that I have BC.
one Leader is fully against it, and feels its wrong for me to tell the girls and their parents. that I should just brush their questions off and leave their questions unanswered....
the other leader, feels that the Parents should know, that they may not know all the facts about BC, and may give them the knowledge to go get a mammo. Also, that the scouts should know its alright to ask questions and that they can come to us to answer their questions and fears, that we are there for them. That we have no secrets, while keeping everything on their level
So, my pink sisters, would you please help me out here? I'm stuck in the middle and not sure if I should or should not tell my scout parents and scouts.