I can even feel an empty space in my skull if that's possible! My thoughts are scattered on different subjects, but one thing remains steady: "what to do now that the doctor told me my mom has cancer in her left breast!!!"
I reasoned with the doctor "she is 86 years old, it can't be, it is just the size of a rice kernel", and after that I was totally lost, body and soul!
I knew for sure that I wouldn't tell my mom just yet until the oncologist figures out what type of treatment we need to do for her. And then there are my other 10 siblings!!!Obviously, one needs to know as my mom stays with him. So I emailed him the next day!
The doctor called at 8 PM on Thursday night, and by Sunday morning, I texted the bad news to my four closest sisters as I want to pull together a special prayer intention. Not knowing how aggressive this cancer is, I just have to keep calm and wait until next week appointment. Meanwhile, my inside is on a roller-coaster!
My questions are:
1) How do you handle bad news like this?
2) How many elderly (60 and up) people you know that have cancer?