Great Expectations

As you think back to this past Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, did everything happen just as you expected? Is your current situation how you expected life would be at this time? December, January and even February will bring more holidays. Do you have grand expectations for those events? How will you feel if those holidays don’tContinue reading “Great Expectations”

It Takes a Crowd

Good morning, Caregivers. Today I am thankful for you and your dedication in caring for your loved one with a chronic disease such as Parkinson’s. I am also thankful for what I believe is my job today and going forward. It hasn’t changed from when I began this blog, but I’m thinking of it inContinue reading “It Takes a Crowd”

Frustration and Panic

My goal is to support and encourage those who care for a loved one with a chronic or degenerative disease like Parkinson’s Disease. And in doing that, today I want to relate two stories from my time as caregiver for my husband. Fear, distress, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and then PANIC! These emotions are feltContinue reading “Frustration and Panic”

Holidays With No Regrets

Last year at this time I remember these thoughts running through my head: What if this is hubby’s last Thanksgiving? His last Christmas? Should I decorate the house? It’s so much work, and I have very little energy left now for things like decorating. After debating in my mind for several days, I decided toContinue reading “Holidays With No Regrets”