• Coping with Lack of Familial Support

    Asked by PeaceAndPower on Thursday, November 5, 2020

    Coping with Lack of Familial Support

    I was wondering if anyone is in the same situation, how have you been able to make it through?

    27 Answers from the Community

    27 answers
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      Sorry for chiming back in late. Lack of familial and friend support is so tough. I feel bad for people who feel they have nobody. I came to this forum guns blazing and stepped on toes- being political and controversial. Then I stepped back and realized that cancer does not discriminate. It doesn't care if you are man or woman, old or young, black or white, fat or thin (well, body types and other comorbidities can exacerbate things). Cancer is the ultimate party crasher. It settles in where it darn well pleases and never asks for an invitation. Terribly inconsiderate, don't you think?
      Anyhow, it stinks when the muscle you depend on- your bouncers so to speak- should be your family. Then you find out they bailed out and went to hide around the corner. Oh, it's so isolating feeling, isn't it?
      However, in steps someone to knock the bad away- whether it be your family or your friends or the beast that wears the "C." That "someone" is anyone in/at WhatNext.
      Don't let the hard times overtake you. Cling to this life raft with all your might. It may not be your ultimate saving grace, but it will keep you afloat sometimes when you feel too tired to do it yourself.

      8 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Well said, legaljen1969 (not that you need me to say this).

      8 days ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Don't be sorry for being so called late--Cancer warps time so we somehow manage to be in the right place at the right time- it might seem that way to us or others-but somehow things work out. This is such a crazy world.

      7 days ago

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