Don’t forget to care for your caregivers. I was reminded of this today, of just how much work it takes to be in a caregiver role, and how lucky I am to have the loved ones I do. It’s a reminder that I think we, those of us that are chronically ill, need to hear from an outside source every once in a while.
Don’t forget to thank the friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, and other family members that give their time, emotional and physical energy, love and support.
It’s unbearably difficult, exhausting, and painful to sit back and watch as someone you love suffers in any capacity.
So here’s to the caregivers. Don’t forget to tell those around you that you love them, that you appreciate them. Give them a break the way you give your own body a break when it needs rest.
And while you’re at it, watch this fantastic ignite speech on Patient-Caregiver Relationships by Afternoon Napper. It will give you chills and a massive dose of perspective.