From the way you describe your mom, it sounds like she will do just fine tomorrow. And it is great that the insurance is going to cover it. Yes we may have inner stuggles but do not think for a minute that we don't know that you have them also. Granted they may be a different kind of struggle, but we really can't understand yours either. I only have 1 child, a son, who is now 28 with a family of his own. I am very close to them all. And as soon as I got over the initial shell shock of my dx, I realized just how much I hated this beast. I hated it for what it was doing to me, but I hated it even worse for what it was doing to my family. I wish your mom all the best as she begins her fight. But I also wish the best for you. Chris.
It's great that you can be there for your Mum, and to support her through what's ahead of her, while at the same time, staying 'up' yourself. I have a daughter also, and I know what a wonderful backup she has been for me, although she doesn't talk about the cancer unless I mention something to her first. She is well aware of what I go through, but we like to enjoy our time together as 'quality time'.. so we don't spoil that with the talk of cancer and what goes with it. I agree... being strong mentally is the way to go in trying to beat this beast... and I feel that it's my strong mental attitude that has taken me to almost 4 years after being dx Stage 4. I think your Mum sounds like a strong person too, so I have confidence that she will do well also. Best wishes to you both, and keep up the good work in being there for your Mum... hugs...Helen..