Mom has chemo again today.
Since I got pregnant, I go to work instead of going to chemo with her (my dad goes). Now that I will need maternity leave, I am very low on leave. My employer provides no paid maternity leave–typical in the US, but horrifies my friends in Europe and Canada. I have not taken a vacation in five years of employment, except for the week I took when my mom was in the hospital. I still have barely enough to cover.
I know it wouldn’t help if I were at chemo with her; it’s so crowded that there’s nowhere to sit anyway.
But it is very difficult for me to focus on work all day, when I know my mom is in the chemo chair.
Oof…I think the baby just gave me a heck of a kick. Being karate-chopped from the inside isn’t helping my focus either. 🙂