My mother was diagnosed with stage 3B cervical cancer a few months ago and starts chemo and radiation next week. I'm having a hard time adjusting to the new reality that we have. I'm trying my best to help out as much as I can but my mother is a stern and hard woman. She is very particular and everything has to be done just so. If I don't help - she yells at me for not helping her. If I do help - she yells at me for not doing it right. She also has started being manipulative, instead of just asking for help. She also often commands me to do things, I have to remind her to use her manners most days. It's really effecting me mentally. I've just become someone for her to take her anger and frustrations out on. I understand that she is very sick. But how can I keep my mental health during this time? I spend most of my day either anxious or angry (and then I feel guilty for being angry at a person with cancer) and I don't know how much longer I can continue like this. I don't even know if I'm being unreasonable or not Any advice would be appreciated
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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.