Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Try to be tough, if your mum is willing to fight it, and has yours, and your sisters support, there might be a good chance she will do alright. The doctors can tell you what those chances are. My dad got cancer, lung and kidneys. He lived life hard and fast and had no intentions of sticking it out when he got the diagnosis. That was his way and he did everything he could to check out as fast as he could. If your mum is willing to fight it out, from the little I know about it, just that puts up the odds in her favor from the outset. Just give her all the support you can.
Your sister will probably be mad, try not to hold it against her, as things settle down she will come round I think. The initial news of it can get everyone emotional, as you know now, but as things settle, and if can you all get into the routine of dealing with it she will probably come to understand, just be there for her when she needs the support, and she will need it, as you will.
It really does suck, it isn't fair, especially if your mother never smoked, my dad smoked like a chimney, and drank like a fish so it wasn't a huge surprise when it happened. There's nothing to say that will make you feel better now, but I guess just remember you aren't alone, you can talk to people here, talk to me if you want, I went through it win my dad, so I know how it feels. Good luck with it and remember you aren't alone.