Tag Archives: caregiving

Finding Laughter in Dark Places

(Here’s the blog post I was working on last week when I realized that I needed to write something about mom’s last day of cancer treatment.) One of the main saving graces of this experience has been that I never … Continue reading

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Endings, Beginnings and Thanks

Even though I already have another blog post that I’m editing, I’ve started writing this one because it just feels like something that needs to come first. Mom is having her last radiation treatment today. It feels monumental and I … Continue reading

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The Camaraderie of Caring and the Solidarity of the Sick

I truly believe that there is nothing worse than hearing someone you love has cancer, except perhaps hearing that you yourself have cancer. Who knows which is worse unless you are unfortunate to have both things occur. I do know … Continue reading

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Times of Joy, Times of Sorrow

  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” So begins Charles Dickens great work, “A Tale of Two Cities.” Those words perfectly describe my current situation. My mother’s health has greatly improved over the past … Continue reading

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The Art of Tightrope Walking

Today has not been a good day. First of all, I am exhausted. I feel like I’m on the verge of cracking up because I can’t sleep and when I do finally pass out, it’s not for long. I didn’t … Continue reading

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First steps on a long journey

I will find strength in weakness Grace in despair Beauty in the commonplace New aspects of normality through each trial that comes For my loved one and myself. I will journey through darkness and never give up Help my patient … Continue reading

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