Woman Pressured to Postpone Life-Changing Surgery for Babysitting Duties: Hero or Villain? 🤷‍♀️

Diply Social Team
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Imagine being in excruciating pain for a decade, finally finding a solution, but then being asked to delay your relief for babysitting duties. This is the predicament a 23-year-old woman found herself in when her sister-in-law asked her to postpone her major surgery to help care for her toddler. The surgery, scheduled for her school break, clashes with her sister-in-law's due date. Let's delve into this heart-wrenching story. 😥

The Babysitting Agreement 🍼

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Health Crisis Unfolds 🏥

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The Cost of Surgery 🩺

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The Perfect Timing? ⏰

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The Unexpected Request 😲

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Why Me? 🤔

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Adding Insult to Injury 😠

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Unnecessary Knowledge? 🧐

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The Ultimate Dilemma 😓

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The Inevitable Surgery 💉

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A Painful Decision: Health or Family Obligations? 😔

In a heart-wrenching situation, a young woman is forced to choose between her health and family obligations. Having endured a decade of pain, she finally has a solution in sight - a major surgery. But the timing collides with her sister-in-law's delivery date, leading to an unexpected request to delay the surgery for babysitting duties. Despite the sister-in-law's knowledge of the woman's pain and the impact on her education and work, she insists on her help. Amidst the tension, the woman is left questioning her decision. Let's see how the internet weighs in on this dilemma...💭

"NTA. Your needs first. SIL can kick rocks. 🤷‍♀️"

stacity | stacity

NTA. Surgery > babysitting. SIL is entitled. 🤷‍♀️

Superman530 | Superman530

"NTA. Surgery is important. She has other babysitters. 🚫👶"

Rstar2247 | Rstar2247

SIL's interference: NTA, get your surgery and move on! 👍

napoleon_1066 | napoleon_1066

NTA - Don't let others guilt you into living in pain! 🙌

VixenNoire | VixenNoire

Put your health first! You're NTA for prioritizing your well-being. 👍

000-Hotaru_Tomoe | 000-Hotaru_Tomoe

NTA: Prioritize your health and don't feel guilty about it 👍

MbMinx | MbMinx

Putting your health first is never the wrong decision. 👍

Dung_Diviner | Dung_Diviner

NTA. Your health comes first. 👍

panic_bread | panic_bread

Adapting to life's unexpected curveballs: NTA's flexibility triumphs! 💪

Parkgate1950 | Parkgate1950

Sibling more than capable of babysitting, surgery shouldn't be postponed. 👍

Slow-Bumblebee-8609 | Slow-Bumblebee-8609

Stand up for your health! NTA, SIL needs to chill 💪

Glittering_Code_4311 | Glittering_Code_4311

Health comes first! NTA for prioritizing your well-being 🙌

ElectronicRub1716 | ElectronicRub1716

"Nope. You don't postpone life-changing surgery for babysitting duties. NTA! 🤷‍♀️"

capmanor1755 | capmanor1755

Putting your health first 🙌

yesnomaybe123 | yesnomaybe123

NTA. Put yourself first. Surgery > entitled and ungrateful babysitter. 🤷‍♀️

Rooster_Local | Rooster_Local

Putting health first 👍

coastalkid92 | coastalkid92

NTA. Temporary babysitting won't ruin discipline. Minimize pain. Go for it. 👍

EquivalentTwo1 | EquivalentTwo1

NTA- Holding her accountable for her own responsibilities 🤷‍♀️

Baileythenerd | Baileythenerd

Prioritizing self-care: NTA finds perfect window to relieve pain 🙌

beeka-996 | beeka-996

Woman pressured to postpone surgery for babysitting: NTA, stand up!

EugeneVictorTooms | EugeneVictorTooms

NTA. Diaper duty drama leads to a justified exit. 🙌

Raccoonsr29 | Raccoonsr29

NTA. Major surgery postponed for babysitting? That's just cold. 👎

OLAZ3000 | OLAZ3000

NTA: Prioritize your well-being and find alternative support. 👍

betsycrocker | betsycrocker

Don't postpone *medical treatment* for others, NTA! 👏

mintpink11 | mintpink11

NTA. Prioritize your health. SIL is selfish. Schedule surgery. 🏥

Aylauria | Aylauria

Consider a second opinion for a less invasive surgery option! 🤔

Prestigious_Sweet_50 | Prestigious_Sweet_50

NTA. Unreasonable woman faces judgment. 🤷‍♀️

Katana1369 | Katana1369

Go for it! Your surgery, your life, your decision! 💪

Crawdad29 | Crawdad29

SIL's unrealistic expectations on childcare: living in the stone age? 😱

granite34 | granite34

Daddy stepping up? NTA for prioritizing life-changing surgery! 💪

No-Names-Left-Here | No-Names-Left-Here

NTA: Stand up for yourself and demand respect! 💪

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NTA. Your health comes first! 👌

lascivious_chicken | lascivious_chicken

NTA: Standing up for yourself and your own needs 👏

Rgirl4 | Rgirl4

"NTA. Self-care comes first! 👍"

KayKoe012 | KayKoe012

NTA. Prioritize self-care and ignore unnecessary babysitting pressure. 👍

Comprehensive-Hand60 | Comprehensive-Hand60

Putting your health first 👍

Poison-Dart-Frog89 | Poison-Dart-Frog89

NTA. Finding an alternate is inconvenient, but not worth being TA 🙅

daily_moodz | daily_moodz

NTA. Prioritize your health. SIL is entitled. Family/paid help available. 💪

thebabes2 | thebabes2

NTA prioritizes health over babysitting duties. Surgery success wished! 👍

Sea-Ad3724 | Sea-Ad3724

NTA: Mom should care for her own children, not burden others 🤷‍♀️

giraffecat1228 | giraffecat1228

Putting yourself first is not being a villain. 👏

eric987235 | eric987235

Surgery vs. Babysitting: Who's the real superhero here? 🤷‍♀️

redwarriorexz | redwarriorexz

Put your health first! Don't let others guilt trip you. 💪

ObsessedWithMounties | ObsessedWithMounties

Recovering from surgery is tough. Focus on your health 🙏

highpriestess420 | highpriestess420

Supportive comment: prioritize your recovery, not babysitting duties. 👍

Sharkluver28 | Sharkluver28

NTA, SIL being selfish 👏

KrazyKatLady27 | KrazyKatLady27

NTA. Your surgery comes first. Not your responsibility to babysit. 👍

BubblyShae | BubblyShae

NTA: Life-changing surgery is a game-changer! Recovery requires rest. 🙌

SlightlyCrazyCatMom | SlightlyCrazyCatMom

Don't postpone your surgery for an entitled and ungrateful person. NTA 🙌

carolina_candy | carolina_candy

NTA. Take care of yourself. She's ungrateful and replaceable. 👍

Snackinpenguin | Snackinpenguin

NTA. Your health comes first 👍

frangipanihawaii | frangipanihawaii

Stand up for your health and let SIL find someone else 💪

ImportantAlbatross | ImportantAlbatross

SIL expects free labor, mocks OP, NTA. Surgery > babysitting duties. 👍

wicked_witch | wicked_witch

NTA. Surgery is important. SIL can find another babysitter. 👍

Ok-Concentrate2294 | Ok-Concentrate2294

NTA: Prioritize your health and independence. SIL has plenty of help. 👍

Significant-Tooth117 | Significant-Tooth117

Put yourself first and tell her to piss off 🙄

giantbrownguy | giantbrownguy

NTA: Your family can handle it without you. 🙌

teresajs | teresajs

NTA. Empathy for medical struggle. Sister mocks caregiving. SIL's karma.

PenguinColada | PenguinColada

Woman with debilitating condition prioritizes her own well-being over babysitting

VegaofLyra | VegaofLyra

Family pressured to provide aftercare for surgery and newborn. 😱

Peskypoints | Peskypoints

Empathy and support for someone with endometriosis. NTA 👏

Kyttiara | Kyttiara

NTA. Surgery recovery is brutal, take all the time you need! 🙏

omgitskristinlol | omgitskristinlol

Endometriosis: Serious condition that shouldn't be taken lightly. 🤷‍♀️

Ladymistery | Ladymistery

Putting your health first 👌🏻

StormingBlitz91 | StormingBlitz91

NTA stands up for herself and refuses to babysit anymore. 👏

satr3d | satr3d

Commenter suggests involving baby daddy or in-laws for babysitting. Replies suggest trust issues.

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SIL's selfishness forces surgery delay. NTA. 👏

DenseYear2713 | DenseYear2713

NTA. Surgery vs. sister's baby: Who's the real priority? 🤷‍♀️

PKU_mom | PKU_mom

Put your health first! You're NTA for prioritizing yourself. 👍

Expert-Angle-8214 | Expert-Angle-8214

Father's absence raises questions about responsibility and support 💤

ShiftNo558 | ShiftNo558

Parent demands impossible qualifications for babysitter. NTA for refusing.

frlejo | frlejo

Putting your health first 👍🏼

ICastDeathMuffins | ICastDeathMuffins

Not the a**hole. Stand up for yourself and your needs! 👏

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Woman criticized for seeking help with toddler. Where's the father?

lmholot1981 | lmholot1981

Self-care first! NTA for prioritizing your well-being over babysitting.

Mad_Garden_Gnome | Mad_Garden_Gnome

NTA, prioritize your health and education over babysitting duties. 👏

johnsonbrianna1 | johnsonbrianna1

"NTA. Take care of yourself. Surgery recovery is no joke."

Frequent_Ad_3797 | Frequent_Ad_3797

Put your health first! Your SIL will have to adjust. 🙌

Kqhbabies | Kqhbabies

Put your health first! Don't let others take advantage of you. 👍

tborn71 | tborn71

NTA: Prioritize yourself and don't let entitled SIL guilt-trip you. 🤷‍♀️

Disastrous-Nail8885 | Disastrous-Nail8885

Self-care first! Don't let others guilt you. 🙌

FlippantToucan76 | FlippantToucan76

NTA. Surgery is important. Be grateful for the help. 🙏

tubbyx7 | tubbyx7

Putting your health first doesn't make you the villain 👏

Kettlewise | Kettlewise

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