I usually post on the parenting boards.
I'm so sorry to hear of your sister's diagnosis, and I wish her all the best in her battle and recovery. It's good that you recognize the stress that her family and friends will be dealing with, and the feelings of helplessness you'll all face.
You are welcome here at the Women's Health board at anytime, for any reason, but I wanted to let you know that iVillage has a health message board specifically for family and friends of cancer patients. Here is a link to that board: Cancer: Friends & Family Support
I am keeping you all in my thoughts. Good luck with this challenge.
Welcome to Women's Health!
Just wanted to send you a "Virtual" HUG...
I have a younger sister who ended up in the hospital recently.
They thought she was having a HEART attack, she's forty-two.
One of her lungs partially collapsed.
She is my younger and we worry about each other.
The best thing to do is just to let her know that you LOVE her and are there for her.
ALL my sister wanted was to be able to hear my voice, she was there in the hospital where she lives and I was here where I live.
I understand how absolutely helpless you feel hon, just don't give up~HOPE~
You are not ALONE.