DD, Aged 17
When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable. more...
Mimi - 15 years old
I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights. more...
Chelsea - 14 years old
I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill. more...
Clair - aged 14
Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him! more...
Nicole - 17 years old
This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him. more...
Rirrif - 15 years old
I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...
HT - 13 years old
She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her. more...
My mum has breast cancer. Sometimes I feel like its all my fault, and when I get frustrated and I accidently 'snap' at my mum, I feel so guilty, its horrible. I cant always concentrate at school and recently I've been doing really badly on tests. I feel alone and isolated, and it makes me so angry when I think that life is going on normally for some people but not for me. I always think 'why me?' and ;why her?' I'm always afraid to tell people i'm not close to about my mum, because I know that they wont understand. Even my best friend doesn't understand, although she tries. They think its normal but sometimes I just want to scream.
Sometimes at school or home I feel absolutely fine, and even sometimes I feel like everythings going to be okay. But then other times I want to burst into tears. Sometimes I wish I could just curl up into a ball and leave my life, just for a little while, so I can have a break. Then I wouldn't have to do any jobs for my mum, I wouldn't have to worry about anything, I could just be me, and do the things I want. Obviously I don't pretend to be someone else, but sometimes I feel like im betraying myself when im all happy and smiley and funny at school, then I go home and cry
myself to sleep. xxx
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