After finding out my mother had stage 4 lung cancer, everyone in my family including my mother was in shock for a good 2 weeks. It was serendipitous how Guruatma and I reconnected at this exact time. Guruatma made herself available to speak to me before the meeting with the doctor. Preparing with her beforehand helped me tremendously, it put my mind at ease and helped me to ask all the questions I had. I loved the checklist with boxes idea, it worked beautifully. We are all overwhelmed as a family and we’re taking it one day at a time, but she helped me to stay focused on the positive aspects of being a caretaker and it’s nice to know that I have a support system to fall back on while being present in my mother’s journey…I can’t tell you how much anxiety and other feelings have been popping up and she has helped me to find my strength in managing it.