Son needing help to get his mom back on track

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   Posted 8/31/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My mother was diagnosed with MS about a month and a half ago after she had brain surgery to get rid of a tumor. Since then she has been in this deep depression and has been spending all of her time in her room just sleeping or reading books. She only comes out to get something to eat or go to work. She is a nurse and thinks having this disease she is completely doomed and there isn't anything she can do about it. My grandmother really doesn't seem to care so its really just me who needs to get her going again and start her treatment but I don't know what to do. My mom is a single parent and has had to raise me with only the help of my grandmother for 19 years and she has gone through a lot so this has really hit her hard and I need help to get my mom back.

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   Posted 8/31/2010 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry to hear this.  Please contact your local MS society for some suggestions.  Your mom needs some sort counseling or support to help her get back on her feet.  Best of luck. 

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   Posted 9/3/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I am too very sorry to hear about your situation. MS is a hard one to swallow. Does your mom know that there are several types of MS? Which type does she have? Education is everything. If she can understand where she is then she can make plans to get where she wants to go. I read a quote somewhere and it goes something along the lines of "People with MS don't have to give up on achievements they just have to find a different method of getting there". After everything that has happened to your mom, the surgery and all, I can say from experience that it is hard to keep going. What if something happens again? What if something else goes wrong? But I have kids, 11, 15, 17 and even though there are more days than not that I am worried about my health, I promised myself to learn about my body and my diseases and to enjoy as much as I can. I wiah you all the luck and I hope you get your mom back on track. Gretchen1 is right about support groups.
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