Hi there everyone, I just wanted to come on here to talk. My mum was diagnosed with cervical cancer this week. We aren't yet sure how long it has been there or how bad it is but we find out more in a week. I am not coping well right now as my mum is my rock and my best friend. I'm an only child and still live at home so I spend everyday with her. I am so scared that it's going to be bad and that I won't have her around anymore. Tonight she spoke to me for the first time about how she is feeling about it. She told me how worried she is and that she doesn't want to die because there's so much she wants to do and she isn't ready. My mum is the strongest and toughest person I have ever met and hearing this come from her breaks my heart. I've been trying to be brave and not show her how upset I am but then every time I'm alone it's all I can think about. I don't want her to think I don't care because I'm not showing how upset I really am but I don't want her to become more upset either. I know that we don't know the extent of it yet and it may be able to be treated, I am just so worried. I've lost family memebrs to cancer before and others have had it and been treated but it feels so much worse this time. I don't know how to act and what I can do to help her through this.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.