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Try to find a friendly shoulder to cry on. If you bottle all this up it is really going to endanger your health and then you will be no help to your son. Find someone that you can tell your thoughts and fears to. You will be amazed at how much it helps you just to get it all out.
Edited by: CAROLINAKIWI at: 2/4/2013 (20:52)
i am not going to get old until i am 110 and then i'm going to think about it!!!!
Hi Rebecca -
It must be very difficult to deal with your son's care and cancer. It isn't surprising that you have no energy - he's still a baby and has cancer and you're his mom.
I've found that if I get in a 15 minute walk my energy level increases. I've made it my priority (over laundry and dishes, etc) and I feel that it has made a huge difference in my outlook on my life and our family's cancer (DH has Stage IV Lung Cancer).
Maybe you can take a quick walk when he is napping or when another adult is with him - or if he is well enough, put him in a stroller. You need to take a few minutes for yourself so that you can be the best you can for him. It is hard, but it is important.
Best of Luck! I'll be thinking about you and your son.
Hi Rebecca - The reason your weight lose is not a priority right now is because it is not. Your son is the main focus of your attention, as it should be. Don't sweat the small stuff, keep your energy for you and your son. Having said that please make sure that you take breaks, even short ones so that you do not burn yourself out. That would prevent you have taking care of your son.
My dh passed last June after a lenghty illness and I felt a lot like you. My eating habits were not the best and I was tired all the time, even frustrated at times. But you do the best that you can and ask for help where possible.
HOPE is not pretending that there's never any sorrow - It's the knowledge that our troubles will be overcome tomorrow. It's the inner strength we call on to sustain us now and then, till our problems lie behind us and we are happy again
Hi everyone. My name is Rebecca, and I have a beautiful and strong little warrior named Dylan (19 months). Dylan was diagnosed in September 2012 with Stage 3 Neuroblastoma. He has completed 3 rounds of chemo, and two surgeries (an invasive biopsy, and resection surgery). We are currently in the hospital for post op complications from his resection surgery.
Even though I'm home al day caring for my son...I've feel like I have no energy. Not sure if its more mental than physical exhaustion or that I just don't want to do anything. Though, with all the treats people buy us, I've gained weight, and need to lose some. However I just can't seem to put it in my priority list.
I look forward to talking and support.