Tag Archives: Grief

Feeling Alone or Maybe Just Left Out

I always have guilt feelings when I write about any negative emotions I feel in being a caregiver but the fact is, I have them and I expect most other caregivers have them as well. It doesn’t mean we don’t love … Continue reading

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Joy Comes in the Morning

Many of my blogs focus on the feelings of loss, anger, fatigue, and the negative side of caregiving because that is what we caregivers find to be the most difficult to manage. It’s much easier to cope with happiness and being … Continue reading

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Finding the Will to Live

Let me start by saying that I’m not a psychiatrist nor a licensed counselor so what I say is based on my own experiences in talking to others with disabilities, my own experience with family members, and my personal beliefs. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Screaming on the Inside

This was written a few weeks ago.  It’s not how I feel all the time but shows how difficult it can be. Please do not read this if you are not a caregiver. I do not want to cause anyone with … Continue reading

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Stages of Grief: Anger

When you first suspect your loved one has MS, you tend to find ways to deny it. Lynn kept saying his doctor had ruled it out. I kept saying, “Are you sure you’re telling him everything?” When he said, “Yes,” … Continue reading

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Dealing with Loss

During my nursing training, I was introduced to Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief and loss related to helping patients and their families as they experienced dying and the loss of a loved one. Since that time, I’ve come … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

Lynn’s Step-Dad has only days or maybe hours to live. Just one month ago, he fell and had a lot of pain afterwards that did not get better.  He went to the doctor about the fall and when an x-ray … Continue reading

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