The Caregiver Also Needs to Look After Own Health

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/25/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
nono  If you are caring for a loved one on your own or even have some help YOU must make sure you have some" me" time this is not being selfish it is actually beneficial to both
You cannot be caring for someone 24/7 and not have own needs met
Please make sure you eat sleep and have some " down time" for self as well
The Caregiver can only give so much and yes we do love them with all our hearts but what would they do IF we were taken ill or something happen
Keep Eggs in One Basket .......Please look after you too
I really do understand the needs and what we give in doing this and the rewards as well
It is hard when sick and it is a hard enough road at times
Here is to Smart N Healthy Living for the caregiver as well
God Bless
Lyn
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   Posted 2/28/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Have started a new thread on Caregivers emotional well being and what they may feel towards their loved ones at times
I hope it helps ppl understand that caregivers are Human and have emotions as well and need to address them
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   Posted 3/23/2007 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I had to learn the hard way this past while with dad in hospital and me running back and forth between there and 2 households but I did it
My health was iffy and I did not contribute as much as I normally do on here
BUT I am back
Spring is here and it is time for new beginnings and a fresh look at the wonders of His gift of life Love and beauty
Love to all
LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/23/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Family members are sometimes not able to cope with this DD but try to educate as best you can
Thats all you can do is try
LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/24/2007 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
nono  PLEASE do not feel guilt if you are not able to keep loved one at home due to physical,emotional or financial reasons
 
It is a hard thing to do especially if you are not well yourself .......or if the financial aspect is to much to keep up as well
 
Guilt will eat you apart.......
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   Posted 4/15/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
If you get ill and you are sole caregiver ...........you really won't be any help to your loved ones
I implore you to take the "ME time" you need.........to keep self healthy for you and them
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Take that Lil step ..I will hold your hand and we will make big strides
 
                             
 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/28/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Had to have Brother watch dad when I was in hospital all in all he did good
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   Posted 5/27/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
TTT
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   Posted 6/5/2007 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Howly,
I really got ran down over the past 3 years of taken care of my dad and working through the begining stages of EOAD with Larry my husband. When dad died  in Oct. I still didnt realize how much I was down until....I was working in the yard and my daughter came over freken because I dint answer the PHONE for pete sake I told her gramps is gone and I have dad here with me get a grip. I was always running to the phone as dad had his own number in his bedroom and called me for EVERY thng.lol She figured " confused   I dided I guess" lol Sis
RA,chronicpain,asthma, allergies and back/neck injury and diabetes. Hubby has Alz,diabetes,epilepsy back injury with chronic pain.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/6/2007 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ya sis
Ya I hear ya there Dad aalways calls me too and he called me for anything and everything for mom as well .........

I have gotten plenty run down BUT like you and the "energizer rabbit "
we keep goin and goin

So glad to have you back posting more I ahve missed you terribly ........

Luvs ya sis

Your sis
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