Newbie here...42 yr old mom losing her first born (23yrs old) to brain cancer.

Wendy - posted on 08/14/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Really looking for support group or something along those lines!! I know I'm not the only one to experience something so awful as this!!
As mentioned in the subject line, I am new to the circle of moms so I don't fully understand how this site works, yet. And with that being said, thank you in advance for your patience.
Both of my parents have past since my oldest son was diagnosed in 2009. We thought we had this crap beat but it came back angry and very aggressive according to doctors. There is NO curr, but of course, there are treatments they can give him. To make him live longer and suffer through the nauseau and vomiting that comes with man made crap? I don't think so!
Doctors had their chance the first go around. What's the saying, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me! Twice is now 'Quality of Life'.
He has never had the chance to be an adult. Never had the chance to have a child of his own. Cancer really sucks! Not only for the individual that has been diagnosed, but their families are suffering quite a bit as well. It is completely out of our control and it is very very hard to sit back watching your child die and there's not a damn thing you can do about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dawn - posted on 08/14/2012




Hi Wendy,

I'm so sorry and sad for you and your family, but I'm sure you're making every moment count with him.

The best thing you can do on this site is explore the different communities and join the ones you like or think would be most supportive. There are so many communities! Look for ones with lots of members and recent posts. Start conversations and respond to other moms'. I'm confident you'll find a lot of ladies here that want to help!


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I'm sorry that your son, your family. and yourself have to go through this.

It is extremely hard to watch someone die. My nephew died at 22 months from brain cancer. I still can't imagine what my sister was going through. In his case it took him very quickly; diagnosis to death was only 3 1/2 months.

It still amazes me how despite all of that, he was a very happy child. He would whimper and cry towards the end, but he laughed and smiled a whole lot more.

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