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...
I've never been one who would rather hang out with their friends than parents. November my mom was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and everything has spun out of control since then. She has a tumor in her stomach that causes her lots of pain when she eats, and for a while she was starving to death. She started chemo in December she did well for a while.
I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. She has been really spiteful towards me and my dad when we're only trying to help, so most of the time I am mad at her or mad at myself for being mad at her. I feel like a bad daughter for not caring for her, and when I do hang out with her all she talks about is how sick she is and cancer this and cancer that, and will only interrupt when I start to talk about school.
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. I don't want to talk about it with my friends because none of them can relate. I mentioned to my mom that I want to see a counselor, but she hasn't really done anything about it. I feel like I am limbo waiting for something to happen, like I can't do anything but watch.
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