I do not have the diagnosis of AAA but thought I could offer some possible help for both you and your mom of
some emotions you may begin to have. I have a diagnosis of CAD and a new diagnosis this past May. The medical professionals tell us how to treat our diagnoses, but no one really covers the emotional roller coaster you are going to be on. I still deal with so many emotions. I cry, I get angry, I scream, I want to be alone, I want to have a hug from a good friend. Your mom will probably be feeling some of these and you may also go through them also. My suggestion to you both is to let yourself feel these and let each other know, if you can. Let the other family members know also. None of us know how we are going to react to our diagnoses. Just ask them to try to understand, as this is new for everyone. I tell myself daily…..things will work out….maybe today, maybe tomorrow….we don’t know when….just keep thinking positive.