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DIL diagnosed with cancer

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Craftycat Mon 29-Apr-19 11:06:27

Thank you to all you lovely people who replied to my original thread- which I cannot find.
DiL was operated on last week & although they found more tumours than they expected they are confident they have removed it all. She was in ITU for 3 days but now in another hospital & doing well. Obviously after a full Hysterectomy she will be resting up for a while before Chemo starts but so far so good.
I have to say that the way they had prepared their 3 young children was amazing & they took it all in their stride. I was looking after them on the day of op & some days afterwards too & they showed no distress at all- they knew Mummy was having an op. & they would not be able to see her for a few days. It is so important that young children are told as much of the truth as they can understand.
Thank you all for your words of comfort which I appreciated very much.

Nonnie Mon 29-Apr-19 11:28:39

Sounds like the best outcome you could wish for. Hope it is all upwards from here on.

Nandalot Mon 29-Apr-19 11:54:44

Hope all continues to go well. Best wishes to all the family.

BlueBelle Mon 29-Apr-19 12:12:19

Fingers crossed and yes I do agree when two of my grandkids at 4 and 6 lost their Dad to cancer my daughter answered every question honestly and took professional advice as to things like the funeral which they attended and although they cried and were upset they knew the truth they were looking for him coming back
I ll never forget the funeral it was a bright sunny day and the youngest one was skipping along behind the procession and her Dad would have loved that

Alima Mon 29-Apr-19 13:16:08

So pleased that your DiL’s operation has gone well. Wishing her a complete and speedy recovery, best wishes to all.

Doodle Mon 29-Apr-19 13:17:58

My best wishes for a speedy recovery to your DIL. flowers

nanaK54 Mon 29-Apr-19 14:14:16

All good wishes from me too

Chucky Mon 29-Apr-19 14:24:53

Delighted to hear things are going well. Hope DIL continues to improve.

gillybob Mon 29-Apr-19 14:26:11

Sending your DDiL my very best wishes too Craftycat I sincerely hope she goes on to make a full recovery. I agree that it is best to be as honest and open as possible with young children (without frightening them obviously) as they often fear the unknown and tend to fill in the gaps themselves.

Anniebach Mon 29-Apr-19 14:27:17

All good wishes for a full recovery x

Kittye Mon 29-Apr-19 17:08:33

Best wishes to all your family and a speedy recovery for your DiL x

Bathsheba Fri 03-May-19 19:23:01

I'm late to this thread. So pleased that there is some positive news, giving you every reason to be hopeful that all will be well.

Sending best wishes to your DDiL for a full recovery and a speedy return to the love and comfort of her family xx

Chewbacca Fri 03-May-19 19:25:31

Very best wishes to your DIL and family craftycat.

Day6 Fri 03-May-19 19:59:11

I hope DIL continues to make good progress craftycatand is back with her family before long. It must have been very hard for you 'holding the fort' through such a worrying time. Well done and good wishes to you all.

bikergran Fri 03-May-19 20:26:33

Best wishes to you and all your family.

crazyH Fri 03-May-19 20:33:01

Onwards and upwards Craftycat...sending you all, my love and best's surprising how far medical science has advanced.

Luckygirl Fri 03-May-19 22:32:38

You must be so proud of the way your son and his wife have handled this, particularly in relation to the children. I am sending all good wishes and hope that the chemo will not prove too taxing. flowers

Nana3 Fri 03-May-19 22:44:07

I hope everything continues to go well, best wishes to you all Craftycat.

BradfordLass72 Sat 04-May-19 09:01:55

What great news, long may it continue. Chemo won't be pleasant and the children will have to be very patient when Mummy feels grim but it sounds as if you are a very loving and sensible family who will get through this triumphantly.

My love to you all flowers