Know It All
You are your kid's number one advocate. You always have been. You always will be. When your child is diagnosed with a disease that could potentially be life-threatening, you have to be their champion more than ever.
Yes, doctors are going to do everything they can, but their role is only half of the equation. Studies overwhelmingly show that those who take an active role in their recovery and pursue supplemental measures to support their treatment have a much better chance at not only healing their chronic disease, but also making sure that it doesn't come back.
The oncologists and nurses may not inform you on this because it is not their job. Their duties mostly consist of tests, chemotherapy, surgeries, and radiation. Your job is everything else.
You have to empower yourself to become a cancer expert. Hit the internet. Read the books. Talk to everyone you know. Get all of the opposing opinions. Watch all of the documentaries. Hire a cancer coach to help you. Learn everything you can about your kid's cancer and what you can do to help with its healing.
There is SOOOOO MUCHHH to learn. But here is a starter list of resources to get you going:
Dying to Have Known
And a list of books here.
I am not even going to begin to suggest that confronting the world of cancer and the politics that surrounds it is going to be easy. But once you begin to see that it's not all cut and dry, that you play an integral role in your kid's chance at survival, you will hands down be more confident and have a better outcome.
"It is not easy, but it is worth it.
Now repeat that everyday."
I am so looking forward to sharing the truth about sugar!