My friend Joan's mom is battling cancer, and Joan recently set up a page over at CarePages.com to essentially blog about her mom's illness and her feelings about it. I'm sad her mom is sick enough that Joan decided to write about it, but I'm glad to have a way to keep up on her mom's progress and health, without having to ask Joan about it too often.
Anyway, I was exploring the public blogs on CarePages.com and found one called The Life of a Well Spouse. The writer mentioned that November was National Family Caregivers Month, which is something I wish I'd known about while it was still November.
While I mostly take care of myself, Scott makes that possible by essentially taking care of everything else. I try to make a point of telling him frequently how much I appreciate all that he does, but I still worry that he needs his own support network, and I'm not sure he has one.
I did find a link to a group called the Well Spouse Association, which I'm pretty sure I've sent him a link to before. Being the spouse or partner to someone with a chronic illness is different than other kinds of caregiving in many ways.
Anyway, here's a belated thanks to all the well spouses who take care of and love their chronically ill spouse.
Whew! - This has been me all summer :-/ *Thank God for air conditioning! *
3 months ago