BOY, are you going to be in my thoughts & prayers!! For a speedy recovery.
Something that rang true around here a few years ago, "breath in, breath out", REPEAT!!!
One step at a time.
One thing that really helped me get through some of my darkest days. On a daily basis, I figured if I was learning something new each day, I was not going to be dying anytime soon. It worked for me. Learned some pretty strange stuff
One day I was reading about "mourning" jewelry, popular during the civil war through the early 20th century when someone dies. One day at a church thrift store/auction house, I thought I had found one of those "mourning" jewelry along with some pure junk jewelry. Old tin type photo on one side, human hair on flip side. Knew I had & started talking about it. Women behind the counter pretty much dropped her jaw. How do I know this, my friend came up, stated she (me) likes to learn some pretty strange info at times. Anyway, I was going to place a bid on item, women behind counter said no, you take it home today. These items have been here for 2 weeks, you are the 1st person to know what it was. It's going to a good home. I still have it today.
The other thing I am going to pass along. When you get beyond this new medical crisis ( & know in your heart, you will), every few weeks, hook up with a friend, do something you enjoy, one day you do not think about cancer, a normal day. That also helped me.
Know this is just another challenge in your cancer journey, you will overcome this. As a mother to school age kids, you will find strength you did not know you had.