Hi C. -
I was very sorry to read about your diagnosis and I truly hope that the results of your recent surgery are good and that you have nothing to worry about. I am the mother of a 7mo. old baby and I can't imagine trying to care for all of those kids and trying to recover from something like this at the same time.
While I do not have personal experience in this matter, I can offer you some resources that you might find helpful. You can call the American Cancer Society 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get up to date cancer information as well as get referrals for a variety of cancer programs and services right in your own community. You can be connected to local support groups and find practical services like rides to treatments at no charge. You can also log onto www.cancer.org to access this information. There is a great online community on this website called the "Cancer Survivors Network" that links you with thousands of cancer survivors who share their stories, and offer advice and help. It's easy to become a member and every service offered by the American Cancer Society is free of charge. There are also a lot of resources for caregivers of cancer patients that are available on the same website.
Not too long ago, my grandmother passed away from a tumor in her brain caused by an aggressive melanoma. We had no source of information or support during her illness and I wish I had these resources then like I do now. Other family members and friends have been touched by cancer since then, but luckily, all have been either maintaining or healed and well.
I hope that you will be able to find some valuable information and support from these resources that can help you on your journey to healing and health.
If you have any further questions about these resources, I would be happy to answer them to the best of my ability.