Doctors' Appointments, Hospital Stays: What's Your Record?

Denise

Doctors' Appointments, Hospital Stays: What's Your Record?

Denise
emergency_room_591Mary, one of our fans on our Facebook page, shared an article about caregiving that appeared in Quad-City Times. The article, A Generation in Transition: Caring for Elderly Loved Ones, begins with these two paragraphs:

In one 10-day period, Jill Teats drove three of her elderly loved ones to 18 doctor's appointments: There were eight appointments one week, 10 the next.


From the Teats home in rural Erie, Ill., that represented about 19 hours of driving time, and that doesn't include the time spent in physicians' waiting rooms or helping family members get ready to travel.


I wonder what about your record. How many doctors' appointments have you taken your caree(s) to within a month? How many hospitalizations have you had within a month? I don't think others understand how much time you spend within the healthcare system. So, let's tell them.

Please share your record for hospitalizations and/or doctors appointments in our comments section, below.

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Denise

I think you are right--We adjust to our reality at the time. It's like we're climbing through a cave believing we are in the sun until we actually get out of the cave and realize what the sun really looks like. :)

Denise

Hi Peggikaye--First, I LOVE your profile picture. :) My head kinda spun reading about that year. I can't even imagine the stress. How do you think you guys made it through?