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I hope this is an appropriate topic for this group.... I am an AARP member and a member of this group and I am nana to a beautiful three year old grandaughter that has Neuroblastoma Cancer stage 4. I know I need couseling but I don't know where to go. My husband, my youngest daughter who is 16, and I all need counseling to help us through this but don't know where to turn. My daughter, Katies mom, and my grandchild are getting counseling in their area....but for us who are not part of the nuclear family.... well it is hard enough when a older person you love has cancer ....been there and done that too, with both my parents, and my grandma dying of cancer.....but when it is a tiny little three year old who is your grandchild...it is living hell. I have a deep faith in my Lord and Saviour but this is still taking its toll on me. God bless you for reading this. Vickie
My heart goes out to you. How very difficult this must be for you. Please keep in mind that there are still miracles in today's world. The discovery of my ovarian cancer 3 years ago was a miracle.
I would suggest that you contact the cancer society in your area. I have read many posts in which people have been most satisfied with the help they receive there. Support groups are good for some people. Others are more comfortable in one to one counseling or family counceling. You will know which is best for you.
In our city there is a Mental Health Association that gives out referrals for specific needs. Perhaps your physician has some ideas, too.
Please stay in touch with this group. Yes, childhood cancer is indeed a special area all of its own. You may find support here and you may also find that you are helping someone else.
Be gentle with yourself. Sort out your priorities so that you have some time for tending to your needs....physical,emotional and spiritual.