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Question/Topic for February 2014
Caregiver's Day messages
Shared by: Nathan Walter
Everyday as a caregivers we should look at ourselves in the mirror and recite these three rules to remind us what we need to create true happiness;
I'm going to act as if everything depends upon me.
I'm going to pray as if everything depends upon God.
When I start to feel down, I'm going to sing a little song like "Jesus loves me."
Shared by: Velma Witkowski
Monroe Twp., NJ
I have been a CNA for a few years and a caregiver for
about 10 years. I always love to talk about the Seniors and how they brighten
a day. They have unfounded Wisdom that has not been tapped. And, we can
always appreciate their candor and smiling faces. They love to be treated
with respect and love and we must always remember to do that.
Have a great
day, Caregiver Magazine. Nice to see that people still remember what is important.
Share the Love today!
Shared by: CathySue
Tho my Mom has advanced dementia and Dad's recovering
from a massive heart attack and triple bypass, everyday that I see them
and they smile when they see me, it brings great joy to my life. I never
want to think of them as a burden, I sometimes get really tired and want
to get away. I know they depend on me and that's ok. I just want to give
them what they gave me... the best! I Love Them So Much, this is difficult
to watch, but I truly Thank God for them both, and I am enjoying the time
we have left. A True Blessing from God!
Shared by: VL Wagner
Dealing with a Liver Disease husband and been
caring for him since 1988 from OTJ injury. Cargiving has taken a
toll on me too. But I will continue to care for him as we have been
married 34 yrs and I cannot stop now. God Bless all the caregivers
out there and help us to stay strong.....
Shared by: Grateful Wife
What a joy it is to bring a smile to
someone special that you love. And, to receive a hug in return.
Shared by: Bobette Thompson
My Caregiver's Day
message is quite simple... Love who you
are so you can love others
My caregiver journey
for my husband who is end stages of liver
failure & most recently bilateral
diaphragmatic paralysis started 4 yrs. ago.
We are on a uphill battle the entire time.
He is the one who suffers daily. It is my
positive mindset, the spirit of the lord &
guardian angels who give me the strength &
guidance that I need several times a day to
do the right things & keep my priorities in
check. It is hard to have a Valentines Day
come & not receive that special moment from
your loved one as in the years past. But I
cherish everyday with him & shower him with
my outstanding love & commitment. After all,
its not about me, its about him. He is the
one who is depending upon me to do all that
I can to save his life.
Now, I have found a
surgeon to implant a diaphragmatic pacemaker
in his chest to shock his diaphragms into wo
rking so that he can get off his bi-pap that
he is dependent on, so that I can get him
his liver transplant. Kind of a full order
of business for us everyday. But as his wife
& caregiver I keep positive & strong. I run
4 miles everyday & get a CNA in the home if
he is too ill for me to leave his side. My
health has to also be the priority so that I
can live a long healthy happy life. Keep a
healthy diet always, drink plenty of water.
Be the best person you can be from your
heart. On thing I need to learn to do is
stop being so hard on myself.
I have decided
to put my husband in respite care for 5 days
while I take an extended leave to visit my
sister in Seattle. I need to renew my energy
& patience. I am here 24-7 & it is time that
I take a well needed & deserved rest. I have
built all the fires that have gotten us the
appointments with the surgeons, the
evaluations for a liver transplant, world
renowned pulmonologist appointments & for
some reaso n which must be who I am made out
of, never take no for an answer. Always
researching for someone to help save my
husband. Never giving up. And one door opens
two, that opens more and everything is meant
to happen for a reason. We are meant to meet
all these certain people & travel down the
road of the journey we are on.
I have earned
my wings & more I was just told recently.
Once you realize this is your path in life,
& you make that commitment to be a caregiver
(what a huge commitment this has been) you
can except what is happening with a better
understanding. Stay strong, positive ask for
strength & guidance & fill your heart with
love & laughter. Bless you all & Thank You
for reading my story.
Shared by: Anita
Fort Worth, TX
Happy Valentine's Day
It's a great treat for me to take care of
the little lady I have. She is a delight
she may not have all of her mind but she
still has a joking way that will make you
smile. Today I fixed her for breakfast
comfort foods fresh berries, oatmeal, her 1
sausage she loves to have, fresh squeezed
orange juice...she looked at me and said,
You are to sweet and spoil me..that was my
highlight of the day. It's the little things
that make me feel like I make a difference
cause I care, and I feel like God gave me
patience love, hope to do my job so much at
ease. I'm blessed in so many ways. Thanks
for listening, really love this site.