Hello, I'm not sure what to say to you, other than I now my daughter goes through some stages where she is very angry, and unfortunately takes it out on me, the one who cares for her the most. Hang in there and keep trying to resolve things, it is very hard, and I understand totally. It helps to put your thoughts in writing in this forum, i know it is helping me alot. Be strong
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7 MONTHS AGO MY VIBRANT, BEAUTIFUL FULL OF LIFE 23 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER (NOW 24) WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A RARE FORM OF CANCER CALLED A EWING'S SARCOMA, WHICH WAS FOUND IN HER PELVIS AND AT THE TIME WAS BEING TREATED AS SCIATICA AS SHE HAD EXTREME LOWER BACK, leg and NERVE PAIN. AFTER FERTIFILITY TREATMENT PRIOR TO CHEMOTHERAPY every 3 weeks FOR 6 MONTHS AND NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF 6 WEEKS OF DAILY RADIATION THERAPY, and numerous hospital visits, SHE IS RESPONDING WELL, HOWEVER I FEEL I AM NOT. I HAVE TRIED TO BE STRONG FOR HER, BUT I FEEL DAILY I COULD COLLAPSE AT ANY TIME, I CRY ALL THE TIME, I CANNOT SLEEP AND I REALLY FEEL LOST FOR SOMEONE TO TURN TO. ONE HUGE THING I AM FINDING SO DIFFICULT TO COPE WITH IS CONSTANTAntly WORRYing About the SIDE EFFECTS OF ALL THIS TREATMENT DOWN THE TRACK.AND TO FIND SHE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN WHEN SHE loves children so much was heartbreaking and almost too much to bare. I find myself constantly asking why her and what did I do wrong as a parent to make this happen? Did I feed her the wrong foods when she was growing up? I GUESS I HAVE COME TO THIS FORUM JUST TO VENT A LITTLE TO LIKEMINDED PEOPLE WHO MAY UNDERSTAND THE GUILT I AM FEELING, AND THE feeling of HELPLESSNESS. I AM TRYING TO WORK FULL TIME AS WELL AS TAKE MY DAUGHTER TO TREATMENT WITH THE HELP OF OF HER BROTHERS AND HER DAD and step parents AND EXTENDED FAMILY, BUT IT IS STARTING TO TAKE ITS TOLL AND I AM FEELING QUITE OVERWHELMED AT The moment. I'M SURE I AM NOT ALONE WITH MANY CARERS OUT THERE, AND WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU FOR SOME REASSURANCE and inspiration. And also survivors of this type of cancer and how you are now.
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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.