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Do You Put Yourself Last?

Are you so busy caring for everyone else that you don’t take care of yourself?  Are you at the point of collapse?  Do you feel like you could sleep for 3 days straight? 445 more words

I'm tired...so tired...

I swear this week took everything out of me.

I haven’t been this tired since The Curmudgeon was in the hospital.

Four days of 8:24 a.m. 34 more words


You don't have to walk alone

By now I have realized there are many other people in my situation. Just by talking with my own circle of friends we have found out who else has cancer in the house. 270 more words

Self Care

The Treat

I am exercising moral license today.  Or, in plain English: treating myself to a day playing hooky.

It’s a beautiful warm late September day in New England, which means that in about a week, the bottom will drop out and the high temperature will barely reach the high 50’s.   450 more words

Steps to Employing an In-Home Caregiver

There comes a factor when utilizing friends and family for treatment is inadequate and also specialist assistance is needed. Usually this takes place when an enjoyed one needs daily-if not around the clock-care and support with everyday activities such as showering, consuming, as well as clothing. 597 more words


Human Touch

Sometimes it only takes a single question, asked innocently enough, for you to realize you’re barely keeping things together.

How’s your mom doing?

…..I can distinctly recall certain moments in my life where I realized my superhero mom was actually human and vulnerable as the rest of us; the first time I saw her cry, the first time I made her cry, the first time she couldn’t help me financially, the first time I saw her in a hospital as a patient, when she was diagnosed with advanced liver disease, and the first time I finally admitted to myself that she wasn’t going to get back to where she used to be physically. 519 more words

The Basics Of Pain Management For The Seniors

Being a Hospice Care Provider in Los Angeles is not easy for First Serenity Hospice, Inc. and every old resident staying at our center. We have to face and experience the pain our seniors are experiencing themselves first hand. 399 more words