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Topic 'Today I am feeling' - managing emotions

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Coming to terms with Everyhing

Started by Anonymous on 04 August 2010 at 19:56
Edited on 04 August 2010 at 19:57

I have been fighting breast cancer for a year, having had a mastectomy followed by chemo and then radiotherapy.  I then had another blip which was thought to be apendicitis but turned out that it was not.  Had a spell in hosital and then three colonoscopies - last yesterday.   At the same time my husband has been dealing with cancer of the colon.

My youngest son got married in Australia earlier this year (we were there) and my middle son is off to Hong Kong for two years next week.  I have just celebratd my 70th birthday, which was wonderful, but suddenly my daughter-in-law married to my eldest son (one granddaughter and one step granddaughter) has decided that she does not want to have anything to do with our side of the family.

I have thought for the past seven years that we had a very good relationship, but it appears not.  I think that maybe their marriage is going through  bad patch,and i am finding everything so hard to cope with.  I just seem to cry all the time, whereas for the past year, I have been on top of it all.  I am finding life unbearable.


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  • From Anonymous
    06 March 2011 at 23:13

    Dear Jacky  you have been so brave and strong for so long, now this with your daughter in law has really hurt you.  Would it help if you wrote to her telling her how you feel.

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    From KD
    05 August 2010 at 17:14

    Hi Jacky,

    You certainly are having a rough time and it must feel like an avalanche of things to deal with all at once.

    Do you live near any of our centres? Because if you do, I would certainly recommend popping in and having a chat with someone there. Sometimes just getting it all off your chest can make the burden lighter.

    Thinking of you,

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