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Author Topic: Do I tell my kids?  (Read 5889 times)

Offline proudmom3

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Do I tell my kids?
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:58:56 pm »
I am a mother that was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and i'm not sure if I should tell my children or not. Just want some guidance on how to go about this. Any bit will help!

Offline survivorkelly

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Re: Do I tell my kids?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 05:04:21 pm »
I am sorry about your recent diagnoses, I know how hard it is. I recently just went into remission after being treated for breast cancer. I did not want to tell people about my cancer becuase I did not want their pity, but eventually I came around. A strong support system is crucial when fighting cancer, and sharing the news with my family took a huge load of stress off.

Offline proudmom3

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Re: Do I tell my kids?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 03:43:12 pm »
I appreciate your help. I'm still deciding what I would like to do. I just don't want my kids to look at me differently.

Offline pinkgirl

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Re: Do I tell my kids?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 09:15:51 am »
I hope you are doing well especially with such a tough decision. Us moms feel it is our jobs to stay strong for our children, so admitting you need help can be tough. I believe the cancer treatment process is a team effort. Your kids will love and support you the whole way through, and their unconditional love is something we all need when going through a tough time.

Offline diannastarr

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Re: Do I tell my kids?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 04:59:52 pm »
How old are your kids? The older they are better chance they can handle it. Also depends where they are with their lives and their personalities. Everyone is different and will handle this news differently.

Offline proudmom3

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Re: Do I tell my kids?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 11:49:41 am »
I have two kids, 9 and 12. Theyre the sweetest, so I know they would be supportive but I don't want them to deal with such pain at a young age. Life is confusing enough when you are a child trying to find your way.

Offline Maddie459

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Re: Do I tell my kids?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 02:39:04 pm »
I agree it can definitely be confusing, but you have to give your kids some credit. I think they are stronger than you think!

 


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