The Gurney

The Gurney

Because the gurney is unattended in the hallway outside my father’s room Read more on The New Yorker. External ArticleEveryone is talking about caregiving, but it can still be difficult to find meaningful information and real stories that go deep. We read (and listen...
Being Strong

Being Strong

“Be strong,” I was told. Often. Ad infinitum. Almost Ad nauseam The advice sounded fine and intelligent, but just what, exactly, did it mean? Does being strong refer to not crying? If that is the case, I most certainly was not consistently strong during the pinnacle...
Rolling with it

Rolling with it

I have a new goal: not fighting things and not worrying about them. So much of our lives as caregivers is outside of our control. My worrying is not going to change that at all. I spend so much time trying to guess what’s going to go wrong. Sometimes it’s...
Who deserves caregiving support?

Who deserves caregiving support?

When does it cross into caregiving? Sometimes it seems like there are only two camps of caregivers: the ones who are martyrs who have served 24/7 for decades and the ones who view any acknowledgement of how difficult caregiving can be as sniveling. One group will...
This

This

This. I hate it. I hate that I have to know what it is. I hate that I have to use it more and more every day. I hate that I actually own this after “renting for two years” through my insurance company. I hate that it tends to break and is no longer covered once you...