Posts Tagged Caregiving

A Caregiver’s Story….Escaping

***This post was began in July of 2014*** Every now and again, I get an afternoon to myself. Usually, I am only free to run errands but, when it feels right, I’ll break free. I will run my errands and treat myself to lunch.  Truly, what a treat it is. I’m sure it may seem odd. Me, […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….Caregiver Burnout

***This post was written in September of 2016*** Today I have been reading about caregiver burnout. The article I read, directed me to a quiz to try and define where I am in my caregiver burnout journey. I have to say I was a bit surprised by my result, sorta. According to my self test and assessment, and […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….ReGrowing Pains

***This post was originally written in July of 2017*** It’s almost been seven months since mom died.  My heart still has not chosen to believe that she is gone.  When I was visiting in Washington, I would have these thoughts, “Oh, I gotta call mom and tell her about this!” Then I would remember that […]

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Caregiver’s Story…. Equipment

  ***This post began in January of 2017*** Apria came and took away moms medical equipment.  Not only did she have a concentrator and bottle filler.  She had two emergency MM tanks in case of power failure. There were five refillable portable oxygen tanks, two size E non-refillables for traveling distances, and five additional non-refillables, […]

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Caregiver’s Story…. Flashback Installment #4 Imminent Death

I thought I behaved different from my brother.  I have teased, poked, prodded, and chided him for appearing to bury his head deep in the sand, to avoid life and it’s more difficult issues. For him, If he doesn’t acknowledge something, it doesn’t exist. Apparently I had been borrowing a page from his book in how […]

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