If I am the caregiver, how do I tell my mother I have cancer?
I am the family member most responsible for my mother's care. She has Parkinson's with multiple complications, mental health and orthopedic issues. She does have 24/7 care, for which I am greatful.
I live in Chicago and she lives in Louisville, Ky. I go to visit her once a month without fail. Earlier this week, I was diagnosed with cancer. It is in an advanced stage (because I ignored the symptoms for so long).
A comment and a question:
Comment: Please, please heed the advise when others say to take care of yourself first.
Question: How do I tell my mother I have cancer? I am petrified of not being there for her.