This awesome video was put together by the ALS Association from our interviews at Advocacy Conference in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. I’ll be the first and loudest to tell you that my primary caregiver, aka my husband, is the cutest and bestest in the history of ever.
Caregiving, whether family or paid service, is not for the faint of heart. I do not have the words to describe my gratitude for my caregivers – all of you! I am blessed to be surrounded by loving, helpful, and selfless people that make each day, each event, each outing as easy on me as possible.
My hope is that this constant need for assistance never enters your home, your marriage, your friendships, and your family. It’s exhausting for everyone involved, and gets old very, very quickly. If you do find yourself in this situation, either temporary or longterm, be ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone in every imaginable way fathomable. It’s tough. Caregivers save lives. Teamwork makes the dream work.
I am only halfway through this amazing book, and I look forward to sharing my insights with you. If you are in a position of giving or receiving care, I highly recommend this book as an insight to the struggles and triumphs of all parties involved.
Thank you for loving me through this disease. Kenneth and I would not be able to do it without each and every one of you. Thank a caregiver in your life – think nursing homes, hospital staff, relatives of elderly or sick family members, etc. – and if you can’t find one, I’ll share mine with you!