Jun 10, 2013 - 9:37 pm
About three weeks ago my 59 year old mom was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer. She had surgery a few days later when the GYN Oncologist removed a basketball sized tumor as well as 4 others. He believes he optimally debulked. (not completely familiar with all of the terms) She did amazing after surgery. She started working again almost immediately after surgery. We visited the Medical oncologist today and they have decided to give her both IV and IP therapy of Taxol and Cisplatian starting in the next couple weeks. My mom is extremely strong but I don't know how to help her. She just has no emotions. She isn't angry, sad just no emotion. She just is not her herself and I don't know how to help her. I don't know if she feels like she has to be strong for us so she is just hiding her emotions? She is not only my mom but also my best friend and I want her to lean on me. I want her to put her fighting face on. Looking for some advice on helping her and some insight on what to expect during chemo.