My Mom finished frontline treatment in January, and had surgery in March to reverse her ileostomy so that she no longer has to wear a bag. While she's been on the mend, she often tells me "I feel different. I can't explain it. I don't feel unwell, but I don't feel great. I'm unable to describe what it is exactly I feel." In essence, she's not simply discussing her physical state of being, but also her emotional one. I want to encourage her to attend survivorship meetings to discuss here feelings with others who might better understand her, but part of me also knows that she just wants to leave it all behind and not confront it, at least for the time being. I would be so very grateful for any advice or words of encouragement that I can convey to my Mom.
Thanks so much for reading, and please know that you're all always on my mind and in my prayers.
Hugs and warmest wishes,