Chaotic Cancer: A Family Member’s View: Test Results

Me and My Mental Health Matters

This is my view of dealing with cancer as a family member of someone with cancer who has their own mental illness as well.

Recently mum had to go for a CT scan to check how the chemotherapy was effecting the cancer and whether it was making any difference. It was a difficult time for many reasons and effected the mental health of us all as a family.

With the scan coming round it made us all start to think of where things were heading. I know personally I started to wonder whether we were going to be told that it was all pointless and things were progressing faster and just incredibly negative. I also know my mum had these thoughts as she revealed this to me after we’d gone through the results.

We were lucky though. The chemo has shrunk the tumours on mum’s liver which is a good…

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