@trishactive 6 days, 8 hours ago
Denise, I think you hit the nail on the head when you said, “we do our best within each moment.” Your dad was not the person he is today 11 years ago. He couldn’t have made any different decision. Lillie is absolutely right – there is no certainty in caregiving and that can be a frightening place to be. Thinking of all of you and sending much…[Read more]
This photo of Robert was taken this morning. We’ve made a “bedroom” out of our family room since we live in a two story home. We are putting the house on the market again so, hopefully, Robert will have a bedroom of his own very soon! Robert wakes up so early for Day Program through the week so he sleeps in on the weekend. This picture shows him…[Read more]
Trish commented on the post, A Merge! AfterGiving.com Now Part of CareGiving.com 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Wonderful idea! I love keeping all the caregivers (present, future and past) in one space. Great thinking, Denise!
Trish commented on the post, Tell Us: Which Six Words Ruin Your Day (or Night)? 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Robert has a fever and cough.
What an ordeal! You showed great resolve and advocacy which is a requirement these days. My heart breaks when I think about people who do not have an advocate. My brother also goes to a world-class teaching hospital and while I have wonderful things to say about all of his specialists (he too has a whole hose of issues), the ER docs can be…[Read more]
@trish yes, yeah, I agree about having an advocate for sure, been told several times shed not be here without me, but the pressure is enormous! I’ve read some of your blogs..wow I do know the struggle of not being sure what’s best! For my SIL I know home is best only because I’ve seen the nursing homes here and what they’ve had to do in…[Read more]
Trish commented on the post, Which Is Harder on Your Marriage: Parenting or Caregiving? 1 month, 2 weeks ago
In our situation, I think it’s a tie. @kreisler & I raised three kids (a blended family) which has its own set of challenges. I think those challenges (the negotiations, the blending of styles, etc.), are similar to the challenges we face as co-caregivers to my brother.
Your cheat sheets always amuse me. Thank you for doing them!
Denise, This post took me back 15 years to when my mom died. Someone I knew suggested mom and I write her obituary together since it was only a matter of weeks before she died. I too was more enthusiastic than I should have been because I thought what a terrific idea! Something we could do together and it would be something she was happy with. …[Read more]
We still have calendars left to sell! So far, they have generated $242.50 to CareGiving.com (this includes a donation on top of the salesl). Woohoo!! Let’s sell more so I can transfer more money to Denise!! Pegi’s artwork and Denise’s words are worth the $15 + $2 Shipping. Thanks to all for sharing and purchasing!
Pegi Foulkrod (@worriedwife) and I have created a 2015 Caregiving Calendar pairing Pegi’s artwork with words of comfort […]
Thanks so much for creating this calendar! I’m looking forward to receiving and hanging on my wall near my desk.
Woohoo! Combining your words of comfort with Pegi’s (@worriedwife) artwork really turned the calendar into something special. Keep writing words of comfort and Pegi has to keep creating so we can do this next year too!
I just purchased two! I’m so excited!!
Yay! Thank you for your purchase, Lillie!
WOW! I’m going to order a few in a couple days (waiting for my check to deposit), these are going to be AWESOME to have for inspiration and for appointment reminders. Too cool
Thanks for purchasing, John! I think you will really love the calendar.
Oh, and I’ll be buying the books as well, Denise
I highly recommend the books, John! I bought the print versions but had to box them up when we were getting ready to move (which didn’t happen just yet) so then I bought the e-book versions too! I’m covered!
Thank you so much @parkscoleman!! And, be sure to get the free download of Take More Comfort, one of my Kindle books this week (the free download ends Friday): http://www.amazon.com/Take-More-Comfort-Reflections-Caregivers-ebook/dp/B00LXRJJ5G/
the calendars are absolutely beautiful!
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