This is the time for her to put on her game face. She needs to get into her warrior mode. She isn’t going to lose to this cancer; she is going to whip it. She needs to ‘‘zone in’’ and get ready for her quest to conquer cancer. You need to put my game face on, too, as her biggest fan and supporter.
Get her to the hospital on time. There is a lot of medical preparation that happens right before surgery, so don’t be late. There is also emotional preparation. For your loved one, that emotional prep is accepting that she is facing, head-on, a radical change in her life. As she’s putting on her surgical gown, she may become overwhelmed with sadness that she is about to lose a part of herself. ‘‘