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To feel in despair about my situation

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nannytothequeen Fri 29-Mar-19 07:14:31

I have been diagnosed with lung cancer. I need surgery and this cannot happen locally. I have to go to a far away city. The health authority will fly me there but I am not allowed to fly back. I can think of no one to ask to come and collect me. It's just too far. The hospital are suggesting the bus and I have discovered that the journey will take 8 hours. 8 hours on a bus after serious lung surgery. And then I get home and there is no one to help me. I am on my own with my 2 kids. And don't even ask me what I am going to do with the kids whilst I am in hospital, because I have no idea.

I have no family apart from the kids. I don't have a network of amazing friends. Other friends are really busy and I cannot ask for help. I will feel like such a burden. I am lost. Entirely.

FoxFoxSierra Sat 30-Mar-19 09:32:51

Until I saw your post that you live in NZ I was going to message you and offer to help and I don't even know you! People will help you if you ask. Maybe you could try putting something on Facebook? Don't get too stressed about the bus journey, its not going to be fun but you have no alternative so you are just going to have to find a way to get through it thanks

juneau Sat 30-Mar-19 09:57:17

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