I am scared - my mother was just diagnosed with lung cancer

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My mom was just diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. My heart is completely broken in pain. I battle Intense bipolar and anixtey. I can’t lose her. I don’t know how to deal with this. Please I need some help on coping. 

Beginning of the discussion - 6/14/18

I am scared - my mother was just diagnosed with lung cancer
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Just the word cancer is scary enough but stage three is compounded. Personally, I can only tell you you how I deal with it. I give my faith to someone more powerful than me. You only live for today.Dont look back. Sometimes you have to function minute to minute hour to hour.

I am scared - my mother was just diagnosed with lung cancer
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Hi Natalie. How are you doing? I can't imagine. I feel pain just when my mom is in pain or overworking.  My grandmother had cancer - she was my best friend - and I wish I could go back in time and be there more for her during that time, but I was just starting college and I was busy with school and in a rough relationship.

I would recommend just being there for your mom and showing her how much you care and love her and that in itself is enough. I would also say never lose hope! Pray, have your mom eat well - organic and health. You can read more about https://gerson.org/gerpress/the-gerson-therapy and look into other alternatives - baking soda, mineral alkaline water, etc.

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I am scared - my mother was just diagnosed with lung cancer
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Thank you 

I am scared - my mother was just diagnosed with lung cancer
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sorry to hear about your mom I am scared also I have stage 3a lung cancer and waiting on approval from insurance to start treatment with keytruda 

I am scared - my mother was just diagnosed with lung cancer
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Hi, 

I'm sorry to hear about your mom's diagnosis. I was in your same position in June 2015 when my mother had a seizure one night and then shocked by her being diagnosed with advance stage lung cancer with brain mets. It was as tho my whole world came crashing down. So I'm terribly sorry.

I'm my mother's care taker and it's not easy most days but atleast I'm getting as much time with her as possible. My advice is to take it day by day, don't think about what is to come in a few months. You will only overwhelm and stress yourself out. Being there for your mother is great but also take some time to yourself so you can deal with the emotions and everything else you will be dealing with. 

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@Hidden username how is your mother doing? Do you have any status updates?

I am scared - my mother was just diagnosed with lung cancer
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@Hidden username Thank you for sharing your story. I am sorry to hear about your mother's diagnosis, but glad you have such a positive outlook and that she has such a loving family member to be her caretaker.

You gave some excellent insight and advice to @Hidden username‍ 

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I am sorry about your moms diagnosis..  I was diagnosed 6 months ago with stage iv met to brain.  I know it is overwhelming and I am also struggling to help my family help me as well as take care of myself as best I can.  The anxiety of it all is the worst.  I feel like I talk to myself a lot to keep going.  My thoughts are with you,

Marie

I am scared - my mother was just diagnosed with lung cancer
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@Hidden username‍ I am sorry to hear about your mother's diagnosis. How is she doing since your post?

Cancer in just its name is scary, but to have someone you love diagnosis is much more. Know that the worries you feel are also felt by your mother and that she also is aware of your own conditions that you face as well, such as your bi-polar and anxiety. Your support will mean so much to her, even if it is difficult for you to show because of your own conditions... A mother will always continue to be there for you. Continue to take care of yourself, because taking care of yourself will help you take care of your mother and be there for her.

Keep reaching out and seeking support here if you need.