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One of the hardest things you will ever go through is caring for a loved one throughout their cancer journey. It will tax you physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. You will feel pulled in many directions at once. Yet you will also feel very rewarded. There is nothing more meaningful than loving someone through something such as cancer. These articles will encourage and empower caregivers supporting a loved one in their cancer journey.


Nuggets of caregiving wisdom

Recently, I have been writing about caregiving wisdom. I have gained this wisdom the hard way. Caregivers gathered at a recent Conversations with Kelly event on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The theme was “Lean on Me. Caring for the Caregiver”. If Read more…


Care coordination

Last week, we talked about boundaries in caregiving, as well as the many hats a caregiver must wear. For friends and family, it can be difficult to know how to help in a situation that feels so helpless. In this Read more…


Boundaries in caregiving

I’ve written about caregiver burnout in the past. Today my post will highlight bow setting boundaries in your caregiving relationship can ease that burnout as well as the guilt that both the caregiver and patient often feel as a result.“There Read more…


Physical affection

Everyone’s personal comfort level when it comes to physical touch is different. I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who isn’t big on physical affection (except when it’s from my husband). That being said, I find great value in Read more…


In part one of The Who Cares for the Caregiver series, we learned who caregivers are, We also looked at the affect caring for someone who has cancer or another serious illness, has on them. In Part two, we learned specific Read more…


Ways you can help a caregiver

In part one of The Who Cares for the Caregiver series, we learned who caregivers are, We also looked at the affect caring for someone who has cancer or another serious illness, has on them. In this post, I share Read more…


Caregiver Burnout

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, naturally, the primary concern on everyone’s mind is the patient. As time goes on, the patient’s primary caregiver often begins to experience caregiver burnout. In this series of posts, we will look at who Read more…


Circle of Support

The Ring Theory-Finding Your Circle of SupportThe Ring Theory was created by breast cancer survivor and clinical psychologist, Dr. Susan Silk Ph.D., and arbitrator/mediator, Barry Goldman. The gist of it is this: Comfort in. Dump out. Who you comfort, and Read more…


waiting room

One thing all cancer patients do is wait. From the waiting room, on, waiting becomes a huge part of life when you’re living with cancer,Waiting roomMy husband and I had monthly visits to the cancer center for 5 years prior Read more…


Recurrence

The Roller Coaster of RecurrenceCancer can feel like a roller coaster from the moment you suspect there’s a problem. And, it’s not a fun roller coaster. Instead, it’s a beast that keeps going up and down, causing your stomach to Read more…

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