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Some Things I Have Learned
I have learned to learn about the
illness. In my case, I have learned about 11 illnesses,
only to find that any one of them may crop up and have
symptoms at any time and last for a few minutes, a few
hours, a few days or even months. I have learned to take
care of myself. The better I take care of myself, the
better care I can give.
I have learned to set up a business so I can keep on
working. I have learned to be on call 24/7. I have
learned that doctors are on call also, so call them. I
have learned that there is never enough money, so ask,
ask, ask for help. One can find ways to get help. I have
learned to call an RN on my insurance card. “Hello, RN.
Tell me which way I need to go with this problem.” I can
call 24 hours a day.
I have learned to do things I never thought I ever would
do in my life. I have learned to take complete care of
my loved one for she is totally dependent on someone
else to help her do her daily tasks of living. I have
learned to fight for her. Doctors can care or they can
hear from me very loudly. I have learned not to wait.
See an infection? Do something about it before the
infection blows up into something bigger to deal with.
I have learned to slow down when I have
to. Lord knows, I care; but there are times I lose all
energy and have to go to bed early to get 12 or more
hours of sleep. I have learned not to sweat the small
stuff. Get done what you can and to Hell with the rest.
Sometimes, the small stuff is not that big of a deal and
can be dealt with the next day, next week or not at all.