My best friend is getting married in two weeks and yesterday her family received the news that her mom has ovarian cancer. Her mom does not see the oncologist until Wednesday but the initial reports suggest that the cancer can probably be completely removed with a hysterectomy.
I have a million questions going though my mind but the main ones are :
- What should they be sure to ask the oncologist at this first visit? I've read the Questions to ask the oncologist article and it was super helpful but I though "real world" advice would be great too.
- If the surgery needs to be done immediately and cannot wait until after the wedding, are there any options for her mom to still be able to see the wedding "live" ? Maybe Skype or some kind of satellite option? If they postpone the wedding, thousands of dollars will be down the drain, plus her mom will not hear of postponing or cancelling it. :(
- What can I do and/or say to best support them at this time? There's never a good time to receive this kind of news but 2 weeks before a wedding?!? I cannot imagine.