Aug 18, 2012 - 6:39 pm
I'm sorry to ask so many questions. Please know I appreciate all the information and support you all are giving me. I find this site a place of comfort.
I live alone and have no family members close enough to help. From what I've read, I should be okay for the first three weeks. Should I try to get someone to stay with me after the third week?
I think a friend of mine is willing to stay with me and help out. The thing is...and please do not think I'm being ungrateful...but this guy does not drive and he's a talker and has high energy.
I'm used to living alone and he'll be here all the time. I'm going to try to keep working since I work from home. I just don't have time to socialize with him because of both work and the fatigue I know I'll have.
While I know he might be a big help...cooking, cleaning, anything I need...I think he might unintentionally cause me a great deal of stress. Also, I live in the south and what you've heard about southern hospitality is true in my house.
I'm leaning towards having him come and really appreciate his willingness to do so. He will have his own bedroom with TV and sitting area upstairs. Also, I have a laptop he can use, and I have wireless Internet.
It seems the benefits outweigh the costs. Maybe I should have him on "standby."
Any thoughts? Were you able to manage on your own?