Apr 09, 2013 - 3:32 pm
I just wanted to drop in and say hello! I have been reading this board for a few months now and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Michelle and I am 27 years old (from Ontario, Canada). On Feb 7/2013 my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer (spread to the liver). She is 56 years old, turning 57 in May.
She currently just finished her second round of chemo, and is doing quite well managing the symptoms (biggest one is fatigue).
I have had 2 months now to really process this, at first I was shocked, sad, mad... etc...
I have now been able to accept and really live in the moment, and quite honestly I have spent more time with my mom in the last two months then probably in the last 2 years combined!
I am a very positive person and always try to think with the glass half full, which has really helped myself and my family through the last 2 month and I am hoping will continue to help. I am also grateful that my mom is very positive and strong as well, shes definetely a fighter.
Anyways, just wanted to say Hello to you all, and your posts so far have really helped me, and I forward the good ones to my mom:)