• Does anyone ever feel guilty? Telling your family that today you just can't do something or you help with something.

    Asked by sbmontgomery on Friday, November 8, 2013

    Does anyone ever feel guilty? Telling your family that today you just can't do something or you help with something.

    When I wake up in the morning I don't know what kind of day I will have. Some days I feel great and I have the energy to clean the house, go to the store, run errands, and teach the kids homeschool. Then there are those days I get up and my whole body hurts, my joints and muscles are very painful when I move, and I just don't have any energy. It's been a little over a year since my last treatment of rad. and chemo. I find myself saying I'm sorry a lot. "I'm sorry but I need you to drive me to the store today and I will probably need an electric cart." "I'm sorry but I need you to wash the clothes, I don't have the energy today." Things like that. I really want to do the things I used to do but some days I really can't no matter how hard I try.

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    • sbmontgomery's Avatar

      I'd like to thank everyone who responded to my question. It really is great to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Thanks for being my friends when I need them. No one really understands except the ones who are going on this journey with me.

      about 7 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      We all have good days and bad days. Days when you can do it all, yourself, and days when you need help to do the little "Normal" things that life brings. Today, I washed two windows and washed the curtains. I used to do them all in a day, sometimes, two, but now, I'm just happy to get a few things done each day. We all have to go at our own pace, as we are still recovering. It's hard, but we will get through this.

      about 7 years ago
    • sandikf's Avatar

      It's been over a year since my chemo and radiation and almost a year for radiation to brain. I still have days where I feel like a wet rag. You SHOULD NOT feel guilty about not being able to do stuff sometimes you have been through a lot. Hopefully your family understands that.

      about 7 years ago

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