Do you know or have a loved one who has a chronic or serious illness that is difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis? How do you or they deal with the emotional stress to keep it from becoming overwhelming?


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As a primary caregiver, Its important that you get some away-time/respite. You need to take care of yourself before you can give quality care to others. This may mean relying on other family members to pick up some of the duties.

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Chocolatey  Goodness
Ahh, I think I asked this question wrong...
I was actually wondering how the one who's ill keeps from becoming overwhelmed. My bad! I'm sick at the moment, and it's hard to be a burden to my family. Good answer tho.
Betty Boo
Betty Boo commented
Bethany: your family loves you. It is not a burden if they love you.
Most important is.... Tell them ..Thank you and show kindness .. Love and appreciation.
I am a caregiver.
I just like being treated nice.
Chocolatey  Goodness
Awwww, thank you Betty... I just teared up a little. :')
I will be sure to keep showing my appreciation.
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Jojo A. answered

My youngest sister recently passed away after fighting cancer for three years, beginning in her colon, then vaginal wall, liver, lung and eventually brain. She kept sane, by starting a charity called and delivered snuggles and other comfort items to oncology patients, and getting the word out about how cancer affects people and how much help a little thing can do. Her daughter continues her charity.

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Chocolatey  Goodness
Wow, I'm sorry for your loss. That is fantastic what she did. I have a little shop online of hair accessories myself that keeps my mind off of the torment of whatever illness is plaguing me... it makes such a different to have something to put energy into. Thank you for sharing.

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