I wouldn’t trade places, although I think about it alot. I couldn’t walk away and trust caregiving to anyone else. And I don’t think I could saddle anyone else with so much responsibility! It’s tough, but it’s the most important thing I’ve ever done.
I have a good life. I’m lucky in all aspects except for the fact that I lost my husband. The only person I would trade places with is OPRAH, and that’s because of her power and reach and the ability she has to do good on a grand scale. The access to media OPRAH has, and her innate sense of fairness and goodness is a combination I’d be happy to use for the good of caregivers——I could raise awareness in a big way and have the ear of important people who’d be ready to help our plight.