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Confessions of a Stressed-Out Caregiver

Often when I meet someone who has just become a caregiver, they ask me how I do it; “How do you handle the daily stress of working and caregiving full time while still managing a home?” I always reply, “I … Continue reading

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What Resources are Available if I’m Not Around Anymore?

About this time last week, I was experiencing discomfort in my abdomen. As the hours progressed, the pain got worse until eventually it was so intense that I was vomiting. Unable to sit up, I was lying on the floor moaning … Continue reading

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I Can’t Just Get Sick

I had a scare this week thinking that I was about to experience the joy of food poisoning. As I was giving Lynn his bath, I started feeling really nauseous. Then my stomach starting burning and feeling crampy and I started sweating—all … Continue reading

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How MS Affects the Family

When a person gets MS everyone is aware of the emotional and physical adjustments that he/she has to make. However, any type of chronic illness affects not only those who have the condition but also those who care about them. It … Continue reading

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Standing Beside His Bed

Introduction:  I wrote the following story about a time in my life when I was waiting at Lynn’s bedside to find out if he was getting better or worse.  I submitted this story to a writing contest at work and … Continue reading

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Spring Into Action

Are you prepared to spring into action for an emergency? Just because you are a full time caregiver, doesn’t mean the world stops sending you other challenges so you can focus on the one needing your care.  Most of us … Continue reading

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Am I Being Overly Sensitive?

I’ve realized this week that I may be overly sensitive to perceived criticism at times but then again, maybe I’m just seeing through to different motives.  I am so afraid of not being good enough, of disappointing someone, that I … Continue reading

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