If there was ever a time to have an empty plate for you - that would be now.
I'm sorry your plate is over flowing. You came to the right place to lighten your load though!
I am a survivor of cancer, and just had my 4th surgery 3 days ago.
Your reaching out is the best thing for you and your children right now. Your stress level needs to be as low as possible.
I am tagging MalcolmS in here to offer you some suggestions about talking to your children.
For yourself, please get in touch with the social worker at your cancer hospital. They are there to listen and help you sort out the mess cancer dumped onto you. The resources are different at every cancer center, but social workers are standard. No matter how strong you are, you need to dedicate a lot more resources to yourself right now. So, please don't try to do this all by yourself. It benefits us all in the end to keep our mental and physical strength in check when dealing with cancer.
Also, call the Canadian Cancer Society - below
If you need support or have any questions, contact us.
Talk to us 1-888-939-3333
Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/en/?region=on#ixzz5Hvn7undV
Below is a booklet from the CCS about coping when you have cancer. Check out the Canadian Cancer Society website for excellent information and resources.
Welcome to a supportive and informed community. You aren't alone, and we are here to listen and offer our experiences, because we have all been where you are now.
Keep well and keep us posted on how you and the kids are doing.
ACH2015 - Andy.