As you've got little ones, it may also be an idea to contact your local Children's Centre. They can put you in touch with Homestart & will be aware of what's available locally.
Wishing you well with it all.
As Sue said, don't be afraid to ask for help. When someone is diagnosed with cancer, those around them just don't know what to do to help even though they desperately want to do something, I'll bet your friends will be pleased if you ask them to help out - thats what friends are for! Somethng else I learned was not to be afraid to tell people if you don't feel like seeing them. I had a few very low and emotional days and did have to say no to people when they asked if they could visit, I just wasn't up to it. I hope you will get all the support you need from those around you. Michelle xx
Ladies, don't be afraid to ask for help. Trust me......you're gonna need it!
You can always make up for it after xx
The hardest part of the chemo cycle is the first week. I didn't feel unwell, but the fatigue is quite challenging! So get any help available for that time. Hopefully the rest of the time you will feel fine. You're daughters party will be doable depending on where that fits in with the cycle. Just a note of caution..... the biggest worry during chemo is picking up an infection. So if there are any children with coughs and colds, make them stay away!
Hope all is manageable for you xx
Hi Melia, in my area we have a charity called Home Start which aims to help young families (I'm sure they are all over the country). They have helpers who visit you and generally give a bit of support be it with chores, watching the children etc. My mother in law used to do it and she became a surrogate granny for a couple of families! Try asking MacMillan if they know of anywhere that offers the type of support you need. Take care. Michelle xx