Hi Des, Sue, and StrayDog,
I think tha the caretaker role is, at times, more difficult than the sick person's role. Having done duty on both ends, I am happier being the sick person. When someone I love is sick, I just worry to death and I'm trying to anticipate their needs and help them before they have to ask for help. I think sometimes the caretaker is taken for granted by people outside the family. Actually, when people are ill for a while I send the get well card to the sick person and an encouragement card to the caretaker!! Kind of a thanks for all you are doing card.
I do hate to ask for help or watch hubby do, do, doing, when I have to rest quite a bit. Honestly, we should probably give these guys a medal!!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Metanx, Synthroid, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptelyne, Salagen, Lotrel