Colleen shares how her family found out she had ovarian cancer.
I didn’t get that chance. I ended up, as I said, I went to the ER, and I was admitted. So my husband ended telling my girls about my diagnosis which I would've loved to have been able to do myself because I would still love to be that fly on the wall to see how they responded. I know how they’ve responded from the time that I was diagnosed till now. They have been incredible, and my girls are at my side all the time. But I think I would've loved to have been there because they share with me now how frightened they were about my diagnosis, and the fact that they didn’t know anything about it, and how scared they were of losing me. Like, "Does my mom have a month? Does she . . . ", you know, "What is it?" Everybody wants a time frame. There is no time frame, and the time frame is when it’s over. I would have loved to have been there to tell them, right? I didn't get a chance to tell any of my family members because I guess the word went out so fast, and I have a very large family so that they have a tendency to call each other pretty quickly about things, so . . . I wasn’t there.
But you know, I love their response. I mean, my children just came right, how do I say that, and they’ve been there the whole time for me, taking me to treatment, and making sure I am eating, and making sure I get out, and making sure I do all the things that I enjoy doing which has been great.
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