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What do I do? - December 1st 2011, 11:12 PM

Alright, so....I need advice (obvi)
I need suggestions on how I can support one of my closest friends.
Her mom just got diagnosed with cancer for the third time. Her mom literally just got done battling cancer...they found out in August that it was gone. And now she has cancer again. It's really heart breaking. They caught this cancer early, which is better than the last time (the last time it was found at stage 4 and they weren't very hopeful)...but still, it's a really rough time for them. My friend's mom is pretty much her best friend. I know all of this is really hard on her, but I'm not really sure how to support her aside from asking her how she's doing and listening if she ever tries to talk to me. Thing is, she keeps to herself a lot. She's not one to really talk about her emotions...she processes things on her own most of the time.
I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on something I could do for her? I'm almost a thousand miles away from her, so I don't get to see her and I doubt I'll get to while I'm home for Christmas.
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Re: What do I do? - December 3rd 2011, 01:07 AM

When I was going through a rough time last year, the smallest things made my day. I would receive small notes or cute photos of animals throughout the week from friends, and those indirect ways of saying, "I love you and am thinking about you," really helped me. =) If possible, consider mailing her letters and/or "care packages" as well - that way, she'll have something to look forward to aside from the usual e-mails/text messages that say, "I'm here for you."






   
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Re: What do I do? - December 3rd 2011, 06:23 AM

I think you should just let her know you are there for her. Send her alittle text saying you love her, or saying I miss you, or Im thinking about you, or just simply asking how her mom is. Sometimes when we get texts or messages out of the blue we smile because we actually know that someone IS thinking about us. As psy said, small things do help!


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