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...

Smileyriley - 15 years old

I now feel really alone, I couldn't talk to my sister because she is so angry, my little brother doesn't get how serious it is.

My mum was completely normal. When I came off the bus one day my dad was picking me up instead. He told me what had happened but he didn't tell me at that point that it was cancer.

The next day he told me that they suspected my mum had a brain tumour grade 3. The only thing I did was cry and to be honest I didn't know why I was crying, I just heard the word cancer and burst into tears.

I told my closest friends but begged them not to tell anyone else, I wanted to seem and be treated normally. I now feel really alone, I couldn't talk to my sister because she is so angry, my little brother doesn't get how serious it is.

I get mixed messages from everyone. My dad told me she might not live the next four years but my mum just acts normal and plans things for the coming years like everything is normal. At the same time my mum seems so different as she’s always forgetting things and she seems completely different to what she used to be like.

I just don't know what to do at all and I don't want to talk to the macmillan nurse that comes round as it all seems so surreal. Hopefully my mums treatment will be successful.

Page updated 5 September 2013