I hope your friend went peacefully.
Hang in there. About your mom, the not knowing is the hard part. The good news is it wasn't there last year, so that most likely means that they have caught it early, so treatment hopefully won't be horrible. (my own mom's breast cancer was found that way, she had a lumpectomy, and radiation therapy, she is 21 years out now, and still clean).
I know how you feel with being overwhelmed. A few weeks ago I had a week like that too.
I had a bad mammogram, my FIL had emergency surgery, my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and both of our vehicles had breakdowns....Needless to say 3 weeks later, both cars are running, FIL is out of the hospital, my mamm ended up being "something to watch", and my dad's prostate cancer is something to watch as well.
My point is that even though it seems overwhelming now, this too will pass.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Sending hugs and mojo to your mom.
"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in." -Cohen
[This message edited by SI Staff at 8:04 AM, August 12th (Monday)]