Hello, I am looking for ways in which I can cope with my mom who has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer. While earlier we had thought it was localized, the doctors had located it in her ovaries (and they have been removed). This is all very new and unexpected news to me as I am coping with my PhD program and a wonderfully new relationship that just materialized a couple of months over this summer. I am also currently doing my PhD but so far it seems that I will be taking a leave of absence till January so that I can stay and spend time with my mom and family (and best friend and boy friend). I am very much confused and don't know what I should do to cope with the news. I am otherwise very strong and try to live my life to the fullest. I cannot seem to be doing able to do so. I have a great support system but I don't want to bother them all the time.