When they’re dying

When they’re dying

Sometimes when someone is dying, we’re so worried about medications and trying to keep them comfortable — and trying to keep ourselves together despite the grief — that we don’t take advantage of our last days with that person. Accepting that...
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...
Me time

Me time

It seems like the biggest topic for caregivers, when we’re not talking about whoever we’re providing care for, is not having time for ourselves. It’s not just an issue for caregivers of people who are ill or disabled, it’s an issue of anyone...
I Lost the Lamb Chops

I Lost the Lamb Chops

Both my husband and I have British heritage, and we love lamb chops. Although the price of lamb has increased markedly, we were willing to pay it. So I went to the butcher shop and bought four thick chops. When I returned home, I put them in the freezer for another...