Oct 5, 2018 06:42AM GreenHarbor wrote:
Mallory, I'm so sorry you and your mom are going though this. I was diagnosed this summer, and my emotions are all along the spectrum. Some days it's “this is just a small bump in the road, I can do this", some days I'm sad and weepy, some days I'm angry. A range of emotions for both of you is totally normal. I think you're wise to be trying to take care of yourself. The health center at your college probably has counselors you could talk to, or maybe an aunt, or one of your mom's good friends? I have found it really helpful to walk (almost) every day, and I have a yoga class that I love; is there a sport or activity you enjoy?It sounds like you and your mom are already a good support for each other! My advice to you both is to try and take things day by day and don't be afraid to ask the doctors lots of questions (that's what they're there for). When your mom is ready, she may find support here on BCO or at a support group in her town. You'll both be in my thoughts!