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    Hi everyone. So my Mom is 85 and has congestive heart failure. I did not think the chemo was a good choice but it is HER choice none-the-less so we are going that route. I am a single child and a single mom to a single child (who is 7). I work freelance in the entertainment industry and when I am in the "off" season I have four part time jobs to supplement that off season. I am very fearful of what to expect from this treatment and my ablity to manage her and her symptoms as well as my capability to continue juggling all that I currently juggle. To reiterate, I have no siblings and not really any money to pay for some one to aid me with my Mom's needs. My Mom can, by the way, be less than understanding of my life and my life choices. It is difficult for her to see ME as the caregiver and to be the one who is in the know. Any advice and/or help that any one can offer will be greatly appreciated.

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    Radiation: I don't know what kind of chemo she is getting. We have only started treatment today. The doc says she will have chemo treatment for the next six months.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy))

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    Oh No (Bowel problems (used to be very regular and started to have lots of cramps and diarrhea))

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