My mother in law has been cancer free for at least 6 years. She was never terminal and was cured. She decided to get breast implants which bankrupted her family and strained relationships even more than when she was struggling to fight the cancer. She survived the cancer but got septic when she tried to get implants. More stress cause then she was actually almost dying but not from the cancer. My husband gives her whatever she wants even let's her undermine me as a mother (our daughter is 12 now. She has only seen the effects of this life with her grandma in the last couple yrs). My sister in law has let me know I'm not welcome in their family to the level of telling my mother in law she wants nothing to do with me. My mother in law didn't disagree but since I did, she was furious and didn't speak to me at my daughters bday party. And then all summer. It's been 4 months since I've spoken to my mother in law. She has wanted a divorce for over 10 years and my husband sides with her because his childhood was full of emotional abuse due to his parents divorce and her guilt trips. Ive been patient. I put up with a semi alcoholic husband and all the drugs his sister has paraded around. No one says anything about my mother in law abuse.
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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.