Re: [MOL] Suzanne [02174] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Suzanne



Thank you Joicey  :)
Did it but forget the vacuum cleaner part - oh weell - they will be here
today!  heheheh

At 06:57 PM 8/23/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Dear Suzanne,
>You know, it always amazes me how many of us with cancer struggle with
>saying "no," how we tend to put other's needs before our own no matter
>what, that we somehow feel everyone's needs are more important than ours
>even when we are terrribly sick! As if it's selfish to take care of
>ourselves! I sometimes even wonder if it's a component in our getting
>the cancer to begin with. The truth is, Suzanne, YOU'RE VALUABLE TOO!!
>And you just shouldn't have to be dealing with all this baloney. So
>please --- bitch away with us, but also set some boundaries with your
>family. It requires some honesty, and you can still be nice! :-) You're
>going to have to be direct. Maybe even say something like, "One of the
>hard things about this disease is I just can't do some of the things I'm
>used to doing, and I hate to ask, but I really need your help right now.
>Would you mind vacuuming for me?" And "Gee, I wish I could take you
>site-seeing, but I'm just not up to it. But you know, if the 2 of you
>went and then told me what you saw...that would be the next best thing."
>Love and prayers, joicy
>
>Christine White wrote:
>> 
>> The most important person to look out for right now is YOU. Let them go out
>> by themselves and they can tell you all about it when they return. (Tell
>> them to bring you a souvenir. LOL). Leave the vacuum by the front door so
>> they trip over it when they come in and say "I was going to vacuum but just
>> didn't have the energy". (Think they will get the hint?). When are they
>> leaving? Take care and good luck.
>> Christine
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