Illness, Kids & Co-Parenting: How to Cope

One Friday afternoon when I was 34, I was having some follow-up testing done after a “funny” breast MRI, and ended up with a breast cancer diagnosis. My six year-old daughter was on her way to her dad’s house, my boyfriend was on his way to pick up his daughter, and I was alone and in total shock.

A cancer diagnosis is terrifying at any age, but it is extra terrifying when you are young and have a small child with separation anxiety.

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