From the heart of my Caregiver, my Soulmate
I asked he delivered 💙
After I wrote the article, “5 Tips when helping a Wheelchair User” I asked my Soulmate if he would talk about his experience as my Caregiver for the last 4 years. This was a tough one for him to write and a tough one for me to read. I love every single word he put down to create these amazing sentences that touch my heart. I hope y’all enjoy and I hope it helps anyone going through the same.
Immediate Role as a Caregiver
Carol asked me to write a post about tips and advice for those whose loved ones are disabled, spend a great deal of time in hospitals, or are otherwise beset with chronic pain. Honestly, I put off writing the article for several reasons. First, it is a difficult topic. I have watched Carol endure more pain than any words could quantify. Second, I am not sure I’m qualified to provide tips and advice on the subject because I literally have no idea if my advice is valid or helpful. Perhaps most important, she asked me to be honest — and under these circumstances, blunt honesty can be difficult, especially on the internet for the world to see. Nonetheless, I’ll give it my best shot.
3. Think Ahead
4. Research the Condition
5. Take care of yourself
So much love
I have nothing but love and respect for this man of mine. He has made so many sacrifices for me and for the kids (ages 19 & 21). Like right at this moment, He and I are sitting in a hospital room in the Physical Rehab Unit at The Mayo Clinic, I just had a major back surgery and the recovery is very difficult. We have already been here for a month and will be here for another 2 weeks. He sacrificed for me so that he could be here for the support we both knew I would need. Please, if you are a caregiver, or about to be one, he has some wonderful advice. I couldn’t ask for a better ‘rock’ and comfort giver.
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