Jan 10, 2012 - 1:19 pm
I am 45 years old, married, with a 15 year old daughter. I was diagnosed in april of 2008, got about a year and a half of remission, and have been fighting this reoccurrence since then. Been on clinical trials, carbo/taxol, Gemzar, now Topotecan, which doesn't seem to be working--we are waiting a ca 125 from last week to decide whether oe not to switch to something else.
I have problems on and off which put me in the hospital. My hubby is trying to take care of me, the house, my daughter, and his job. My daughter at 15 is busy as a bee with one school activity or another. My mother keeps hinting she might be able to retire and help us out. I am starting to feel like both physically and emotionally it might be a very good idea. I want my last days to not only be trying to work out the logistics of getting me to and from the hospital, scheduling treatments and surgeries without getting my husband fired, hell there are days just dragging myself in for a treatment is a monumental task.
Is it wrong, do you think, to ask for help at this point? I am not at hospice yet, but the thought of just having my mom around if I need her, some company during the day (no, I wouldn't expect her to dance attendance on me 24/7), if I need to go to the er in the middle of the nite she could be here to watch my daughter...
Please help. I am getting so tired trying to hold it all together by myself.