CAPECITABINE and caring for young children

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CAPECITABINE and caring for young children

by AJJSM639 on Sat Nov 23, 2019 06:06 AM

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What do I do? I am trying to prepare myself and I don’t even know the first step. I’m trying to stop breatfeeding my 1 year old but it’s so difficult. Doctors just say “stop”. How do I do that? I am so frustrated, I’m worried, I’m confused, and I’m feeling pretty helpless. I don’t know who to turn to or who I can talk to about this. Maybe I’m overthinking things. Maybe I’m making things more difficult than they need to be. I just don’t know anymore. Seems like I don’t know a lot about anything lately. I have a 1 year old who is breast fed but eats solid food. The boob is her go to for sleep and comfort and when she doesn’t want to eat regular food. She refuses bottles (breast milk, formula, regular milk), she won’t drink any type of milk (not even from a cup). I’m at a loss. My 5 and 7 year old are “big boys” or so they think they are. “Mommy’s little helpers”, when they want to be. Another thing I am also worried about: I am a para-educator for an 11 year old with special needs. How will I be able to take care of my student while on Capecitabin? Nevermind the changes I will be going through; what do I do about work? I can’t just quit. I am on public assistance and it pays for my daughter to attend daycare from 7:30am- 4pm Monday-Friday. If I lose my job (which wouldn’t be too hard to let me go with the amount of work I’ve already been missing) I lose block grant (program to obtain childcare services). I can’t pay out of pocket. With the amount of work I miss, I take home $200-$300 (if I’m lucky). This coming payday, I should be looking at taking home about $100. I’m so stressed. Don’t even get me started of food costs. Yes, I am receiving SNAP benefits but I’m on my last $100 and my SNAP doesn’t renew until next month on the 7th. You do the math. I don’t want to depend on my family or anyone but what do I do. I don’t make enough. Before working, I was continuing my education and received my Associates in Health and Human Services. How can I find or even start a new job with everything I’m going through? I don’t know what I’m looking for here, exactly. For someone to tell me that everything will be ok? Things will get better? Stay positive? Have hope? I’ve asked for help but I don’t even know for what exactly? I just don’t know anymore.

RE: CAPECITABINE and caring for young children

by PunkyD on Mon Nov 25, 2019 07:51 AM

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Dear AJJSM639,

I'm really sorry that you're in this situation.  It does sound challenging and difficult. I am not in your shoes, but have dealth with difficult situations and financial troubles. So what I would say to you is this: Take a deep breath. Focus on the most pressing matters.   Write things down.  Do research-the internet has endless information on how to deal with your problems. Don't be hard on yourself. Take one day at a time. Find someone to talk to. Surround yourself with positive caring people. Accept help when it is offered to you. Have faith. Miracles do happen, and things can get better. Yes, stay positive and have hope!  I'm praying for you. 

Sincerely,

Punky

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