When my mom was diagnosed with appendix cancer, I was told not to let
her see me in pain or cry for her. So I followed that advice. The last
thing I wanted to do was make my mom feel like she was a burden, or
make her think about something that wasn't already bothering her. I
didn't want to burden her either.
But throughout her appendix cancer treatment, I learned that allowing myself to lean on her was one way I could...