Sep 03, 2004 - 5:32 pm
Hi everyone. I'm 23 and have been battling Hodgkins disease for over a year now. I'm about to get an autologous Stem Cell Transplant in a few weeks. My father has been very supportive and taking wonderful care of me this whole time. However we've recently started to argue a lot. He is extreemly overprotective of me. Like I said, I only have a few more weeks untill my transplant and I start feeling very sick and tired. I know afterwards I'm going to have to be very carefull about germs and wont be able to do a lot of the things I like to do or see the people I want to see.
Right now I feel okay. My white blood cell count is very high because I'm on Neupogin. All my nurses and doctors say I should go out and enjoy life now while I can. Problem is everytime I try he finds some "risk" in what I want to do. Like eating out is too risky because the food has fresh herbs and spices in it. I know I have to be carefull, and I am, but enough is enough. I hate arguing with him whenever I try and have a little hapiness.
So my question is, how do you deal with an overprotective caregiver? I always end up giving in to him because he makes me cry and ruins my mood to go out anyways. I only have a few weeks left to do anything please help me.