Thrust Into Life Without A Life Preserver

I wrote this the other day, about the time I was a caregiver. Maybe this will help someone, maybe this will make you think about supporting a caregiver. Adopt A Caregiver, and give the gift that lasts forever, and costs nothing. Tell them your friend Helene sent you.

“Thrust into life without a life peserver. Coping, adjusting, denying, scared, knowing that he knows what is happening to him. He knows he is losing chunks of his memory, and I’m losing chunks of my self.

Watching his memory disintergrate, worrying about my alone time, going to Bar Mitzvah’s or weddings, going over names, the effects it will have on our family. Keeping it a secret is hard.

One second and your whole life changes forever and you are thrust into life without a life presever.

Suddenly you have to cope with denial, and readjusting your life. You’re are scared; he’s scared. Keeping this diagnosis a secret is hard, thank God for my journal.

But there was in the midst of all this pain one redeeming factor, and that was the time we spent together, special time, time to be alone, talking, holding hands, making love, kissing, touching, smiles just for each other, especially at his humor. That kept me smiling.”

Thank God, the diagnosis changed, but think about all the caregivers who are going through these hard, scary times and they are alone with their thoughts and emotions. Please help them.

Adopt A Caregiver, and tell them you friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene