We well understand the physical and psychosocial struggle that Survivors face, but now attention is being directed to the stress that one's supporters face.  How do they cope "with the desire to help, the feeing of helplessness, hopelessness, and the navigation between too much and too little attention???

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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:20

Survivors Guilt- by Catherine F. Lutz

     Telling my kids that I had breast cancer was incredibly painful. But watching their eyes fill with tears as my son asked me to "promise that I was not going to die!"  was unbearable.  My daugher, Alyssa put things into perspective when one day she asked: " Mommy R Your Boobies Broken?"  Outloud I responded, "Yes my Boobies are broken, but they will be fixed."  I remember the smile on her face and the giggle after she asked me about my boobies, and I laughed so hard that I ended up crying.

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