Family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors have all said, "Let me know if I can help with meals, chores, rides to appointments, or ANYTHING." To be honest, Brett is here with me 24/7 and he's the best care giver I could ask for. We've got all the basics covered, and I'm getting disability cleared so I can just focus on resting during chemo. I have quite a few restrictions during treatment (along with my multitude of pre-existing food allergies), so bringing me a meal or sending me treats might result in me not even being able to eat it. :( During all of this, Brett is hardly able to work on the business like he normally would, as I'm not really able to drive. Are we going to have a lot of bills to pay? Yes. Would we be able to pay these bills off without help? Probably. Are these bills going to affect plans we had for the future? Absolutely.
I was told when I started treatments that a lot of people are going to want to help. There's not enough help needed to go around for everyone. Originally, we weren't expecting chemo, so it's kind of thrown a wrench in our plans, as I will not be working for at least the next three months.
So if you've read this far and you still feel compelled to help in some way, here are some ideas that would benefit me the most:
- Visa Gift Cards | These are MUCH more convenient than store-based cards because we can use them for anything that comes up, including bills.
- Amazon Wish List | I have a bad habit of not buying much for myself or upgrading things like I should. http://a.co/dLp8Okv