Adrienne Gruberg

  • Greg –

    Sorry it’s taken me over a week to get back to you. Please accept my apologies.

    Your wife is lucky to have someone like you, but when it’s true love, you have no real option. It’s just what some of us do without question. I’m glad you found us. I hope you will join the spousal caregiving group where I think you’ll find great support.

    I…[Read more]

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  • Adrienne Gruberg posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Oh Jillian. I love your heart. You are going through so much with what sounds to me like such grace. It must be an ordeal trying to get “those people” to hear you. You are absolutely right…your mother deserves to die with dignity. To have raised someone like you who cares so much for her care at the end of her life and is battling for it is…[Read more]

  • The saga began Wednesday morning in March 9. Hours of screaming. Calling for the ambulance. Emergency room admission. Morphine drip for the pain. CT scan. Calls to calm his hysterical mother. Five-hour surgery […]

  • Adrienne Gruberg posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Mary (Mary Rose?),
    Welcome to The Caregiver Space.
    It sounds like you’ve got the situation well in hand. You’re so fortunate to have a husband helping you out as he does. Kudos to him!
    How does your mother feel about dialysis? Once you have more real information, I think you’ll be less stressed. It’ll become routine. Just another…[Read more]

  • Since we posted the video last week asking you to call your government representatives, many of you wanted to know how to contact them and what to say. We can give you the how and just an outline of what, but the […]

  • Patricia –

    Absolutely. The Caregiver Space is here for caregivers of everything and anything that is a health issue – whether it is mental health, childhood illnesses, Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or Pulmonary Fibrosis. Welcome. The caregiver’s challenges have a great deal in common no matter the cause. You may well have issues…[Read more]

  • I founded The Caregiver Space when my husband passed away. Getting involved in a conversation on spousal caregiving was one of the most important tools a husband or wife has as one cares. Here’s my story, in brief.

    When my husband was diagnosed with Stage 1A Lung Cancer in 2005. We were told surgery was necessary and although his cancer would go…[Read more]

  • I founded The Caregiver Space when my husband passed away. Getting involved in a conversation on spousal caregiving was one of the most important tools a husband or wife has as one cares. Here’s my story, in brief.

    When my husband was diagnosed with Stage 1A Lung Cancer in 2005. We were told surgery was necessary and although his cancer would go…[Read more]

  • OMG! Another year has gone by which, in retrospect, feels like it occurred in the blink of an eye, and what’s done is done. The coming year holds many mysteries, trepidations, adventures, changes and losses, but m […]

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  • 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…[Read more]

  • Hi Alicia –

    My goodness, you and your husband Jerry have been through the wringer. My experience was with lung cancer. In and out of remission; in and out of surgery and so many different treatments. Steve died in 2011 and it was caring for him that inspired me to found this site.

    Funny…we would have been married 11 years on September 12th.…[Read more]

  • Adrienne Gruberg posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Diane – What you’re going through isn’t easy, but there are a lot of us who have been just where you are. There is no reason for you not to be angry that you’re in this situation—it’s natural. You’ve had to alter your lifestyle to accommodate your mother. Just don’t feel guilty that you’re angry.

    Your friend may be angry about having to cut y…[Read more]

    • I can relate. My mom has a plethora of health issues. The most dominant is her “multifactorial” memory loss. We live together, I have no siblings, we moved 2 hours from her hometown in order for me to be able to work AND take care of her series of health issues. (Think “whack-a-mole”.) Things were going okay and I was up to my knees in…[Read more]

  • Adrienne Gruberg replied to the topic Falling in the forum Vent space 1 year ago

    Max – Not too many of us are good with airing their laundry. My husband would listen to calls with my friends to make sure he approved of what I was saying. The fact that they were concerned didn’t override his need for privacy to a paranoid degree.

    You haven’t said what your wife’s condition is, but you allude to the fact that you knew this…[Read more]

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