Jan 19 2013 in Community Caregiving VRide by Chris
We do not have to do it alone!
As caregivers, we often put own personal needs second, which often turns into weight gain or other calamities which can affect our health. I’ve been there!
There is an estimated 65.7 million caregivers in the U.S. Research tells us that caregiving can have serious physical health consequences. In fact, 17% of caregivers feel their health in general has gotten worse as a result of their caregiving responsibilities. I have allowed my weight to balloon up to 253 pounds, a mere 73 pounds off my target weight.
As caregivers, we are united in our care for our caree. Now through our VRide we can unite in care for ourselves. I am excited to take this ride with ejourneys as we go to ‘visit’ Jane. Even though I have a few more miles to go than EJ, I am up for the task!
I have about 200 miles to my destination, and I am sure there are going to be some great sites to see along the way. I also think it is great to have my first destination to Orlando as I always remember my friend Fr. Richard Orlando when I see those signs in Florida. (He would not be happy that I’ve put this weight back on)
The TLO is happy that I am finally doing something for myself, so I might just have to send him a postcard from one of our destinations .
I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful extended family at Caregiving.com!
Won’t you come along for the ride with us!