Oh dear one - I've been where you are and am now on the other side. I gotta get my day going, spent time responding to other posts and I'll try to get a few more words in later today but in the meantime - hear this: I am better. I am 35 now - yes - I made it to 35 and plan on making it a whole lot further than that!! I've been through 3 cycles of IP now and am world's better than I was. I did lose weight in the beginning and alarmed people that love me - but then they saw me gain the weight. Truth is - you may have a hard time making a lot of headway while you eat. I proved that to myself repeatedly. Have you read my IP posts? If you have a minute - please do. Perhaps even have your mom read my IP testimonies - maybe they'll give her a perspective of how someone that's young as well, battled these things for too long and finally made the great plunge toward the IP - saw it work really, really well. I'm lifetimes better than I was 6 months ago. Whether or not you do, currently, have the 'C' word is not as significant as how slippery that slope is. When our cells become necrotic - we're flirting with it anyhow. You have to get nutrients in there and coffee enemas - STAT. Boosting the glutathione levels in your body will help your cells let go of accumulation and start to detoxify. This will help you get heads and tails above where you feel now. Hospitals charge well over $100 for one glutathione treatment (I almost did it) but they do it intravenously and in fluoridated lighting. But the premise is the same. I also spent $100 a bottle on quality glutathione years ago while trying to chelate. It's still gotta get absorbed by the intestines and in the end - it wasn't bio-available and food based like the ground bean in the coffee enema is.
Get your coffee enema on!! Just getting a little headway with cellular health will help you communicate articulately and help your family understand that you DO know what you're talking about and can win this. But it's not a battle - it's a game of 'love thyself'. Love thyself more than you wanna please the other player characters.