- Nov 9, 2006
OK, so I'm one year past diagnosed and haven't asked for help outside of our household. My family lives 7 hours away but my husband has three single, healthy, childless sisters living within 10 miles of our home. We've been trying to get our raised ranch home ready to sell and all we asked for from these three women was 2-3 hours cleaning to get a few rooms ready for some painting to be done by a gang of volunteers from where I work. Their response: "we're too busy". What are they busy with? Their new cats, a book club, the curling team, etc. I'm a Pennsylvania Dutch girl. I come from the land of barn raisings. I literally cannot comprehend this response from my husband's family. Where I come from the question would not be whether but when and how help would come. I've done my bit on the helping end whenever called. Not sure how I'll be able to deal with these people in the future. Am feeling their response is very cold.