Chelley’s Story

Site created on June 2, 2018

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Journal entry by Chelley Watkins-Kennedy

😔 The husband, kids and I are preparing for everything we can. I've realized through this site suggestions that other than needing dinners for our family I will need real actual help! I know that may sound weird but what I mean is that I will need help accessing my port each day and I will need help with doing and folding laundry and sweeping and cleaning bathrooms... things like that as well as just having someone here that is a peer who I can talk to and relate to who can make me laugh or help me through the tears.

I hadn't thought of that b/c all I was thinking of was the logistics of getting diner and getting to and from doctors appointments. I hadn't thought about accessing my port or the fact that since my shoulder keeps dislocating and I will be having surgery on it as well in the next few weeks and that I can't really hold much with that arm now nor move it without it popping out of the socket that it might be nice to have someone here.

I'm a bit nervous about the surgery and I'm still not sure about the logistical situation on Tuesday but hopefully things will go smoothly. I can only hope, right?!

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