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My name is Martha.  I am fighting breast cancer.  I was diagnosed at 32 weeks gestation with baby number 5.  I have had chemo and a baby and a lumpectomy and soon a mastectomy.  And I am still fighting.  Thanks for journeying with me.  I try to always be open and honest with my journal posts....  sometimes they feel very raw to me but I hope you will find something to take with you after you read and that you will pray for us in this fight!


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Doing okay but needing help

Feb 18, 2014 9:41pm

Hey everyone.  I am doing well since the surgery.  The doctor is very pleased so far.  I still have 1 of 3 drains and am still unable to drive or care for Zachary.  I can not lift him.  I can not change a diaper (If he fights me on it anyway, lol)

I have had amazing help so far, My mom was here for a few days and Darlene has been here almost every weekday since my mom had to leave.  But now she is headed to a retreat and then a meeting.  So I really need to call in more help.

A lot of people have offered to help over the last 20 months and quite a few have brought us meals and helped in other ways.  And I am so grateful for the help we have received.  But I need more now.....

Tomorrow I need someone to come hang out in the morning (8-9 ish) till zack goes down for nap around 1. Then I either need someone to hangout with the kids while they sleep or someone to take me to the dr and bring me back home. Cara gets home from school at 2:30 so we should be okay from then no problems.

Thursday I need someone to bring me home from MOPS @ Gateway at 11:15 or so. and then hang out till zack goes to sleep ( around 1). Or we could go hang out at a play place for a little while and eat lunch and then you could just drop me off and help lay down zack.

Friday, sigh, I need someone from 8 or so until zack goes down for nap (around 1). I also may need someone to hang with the kids while someone else takes me to Fresno (SO THAT IS ACTUALLY 2 PEOPLE NEEDED). So I can hopefully get this last drain out.

Sat and Sunday of course Andy is home and so are the big kids. 

Hopefully then next week we can get a little back to normal and I can manage on my own somewhat.


Also- If you would rather just take a baby or a baby and a little girl to your house....   LOL  That is fine too! 

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