Post # 1
We found out last week that my Mother-In-Law has to start chemo soon and I’m just praying that she will stay strong and fight like hell the second time around!! I wasn’t around the first time that she went through this, but I hope that I can stay strong for not only her but my husband as well!! I’ve never had anyone that I was close to get cancer so this is all new to me! Any advice out there? I did find this cute chemo tote bag that came with a water bottle, blanket, a book and some queasy pops for when she does start chemo and I bought the lymphoma bracelets for my husband, myself and a few other family members to start wearing and I know it will mean a lot to her and it meant a lot to my husband, I know it isn’t much, but it’s something little I can do! Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!!
Post # 3
You’re right…cancer does suck. I’m wishing your Mother-In-Law a speedy recovery!
Post # 4
@stormy9973: I just have to say this….you are a fantastic daughter-in-law!!! Your husband and Mother-In-Law are so blessed to have you. Just be there to listen. Your Mother-In-Law will probably need help with practical things once she starts chemo.
Post # 5
Just spend time with her and hold her hand when she’s feeling especially bad. Do what you can and she allows you to do, and know she may not be herself at all times. Chemo is terribly debilitating.
I wish her the best. My Mom had stage 4 Hodgkin’s Disease, and lived for 30 more years!
Post # 6
@stormy9973: Im so sorry!.. My Future Mother-In-Law passed away 2 years ago from lukemia. All I can say is spend alot of time with her. Make her feel comfortable and always always always tell her that you love her. wishing your Mother-In-Law a speedy recovery and she is in my thoughts and prayers!
Post # 7
I’m sorry to hear that but she is in my thought and prayers!
Post # 8
@stormy9973: So sorry to hear. My mom died of lymphoma 3 yrs ago after a long battle. But she had over 15 years in between. If the chemo will make her loose her hair -you could offer to shave it off first. I lived far away from my mom, but I know my SIL offered to do this for my mom, and it made it much easier for her to loose her hair by having her head shaved as soon as it started to fall out, as having it fall out on her pillow was more traumatic to her. If you live close, you could offer to do tasks that are too difficult when she is not feeling well. Also giving her small gifts is really nice-like a favorite book etc. My mom liked to read book series when she had chemo-to help the time pass more quickly and to have a warm sweater or blanket to make her feel more comfortable. I wish you all well.
Post # 9
Thank you ladies so much!!! I got to give her the tote bag on Saturday because my BIL drove her down to our garage sale and they said for a couple of hours…..she loved it!!! We only live 45 minutes away and will be there at least every Sunday for my husband’s softball games, so we are fairly close. My mom who lives in the same town as my husband and I actually went down yesterday and spent the night, because she is not working right now and has offered to drive her to her treatments whenever they are. Then the hubs is taking tomorrow off and going down to spend the day with her. Luckily her other son lives in the same town as her and can check in on her when we aren’t there. But she is a very stubborn lady and hates to ask anyone to help her no matter how much you tell her that is what we are here for, so we are having to almost force her to let us help as much as we can!!!! She’s a fighter and she’s done it once and I know she will do it again! Thank you all for the prayers!!