My social worker is always looking for ways to make life a little easier for me. Last month she arranged for a mother’s helper to come over. Miss J is a high school senior from a local private school where community service is one of the graduation requirements. She has been coming over once a week for an hour after school on chemo day. She helps Ethan with homework, reads to the boys and plays with them. Ethan has been getting a lot of reports, tests, and projects this year so I’m hoping she can help with that. This week she helped him study for a science test.
I’ve been using the time to spend some one on one time with Ryan, get dinner started, tidy up, or take a little break. Miss J is very sweet and the boys seem to really enjoy her visits, so it has been great.
Otherwise, I have been feeling fine. This is my “off” week, so I didn’t get an infusion. Side effects of gemzar seem mild. I have been working on finding out whether the genetic test Dr. T wants me to have will be at least partly covered by insurance. It is looking like it might at least be covered as out of network, so better than nothing.