After she was cleared, chemo started on June 12, 2017 and ended August 14, 2017. She went through this and handled it as best as she could, with complete hair loss and terrible bouts of sickness. She pushed herself and attended the grandchildren's games anytime she could build up enough strength because they mean the world to her and lifted her spirits.
The chemotherapy was now over and now onto radiation. There are many risks with this as well, but it was the "easier" stage of the two treatments. There are many side effects to this and just recently is when I noticed the decline in her spirit for the first time. My mother is not one to ask for help or let us know she is hurting. I could hear it in her voice on the phone, I can see it in her eyes. With the loving support of her husband, her sister in law, us three kids and our families, and her will to survive and beat this, she has pushed through this far. She has shown us strength and the ability to push through difficult situations with holding her head high, but now that has slightly changed. The will and strength remain, but the financial burden is wearing on her. Mom has gone to work every chance she could during this period of time, but has made the decision she just cannot take it physically and mentally at this time. She needs to focus on her and rest when neccesary with no guilt. She needs to regroup mentally and surround herself with everything she enjoys and makes her feel good and not have the burden of bills while she completes radiation.
If anyone knows her and our family, it's difficult for us to swallow our pride and reach out for help. She is going to be upset I even started this. It's time for her to be worry free as much as she can be at this difficult time. We truly appreciate anything you can do for her at this time. Thank you in advance.
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