Sometimes Caregiving Looks Like This

Pull Up Big Girl Panties

There were days when I felt more like the mean girl than the patient saint some believe caregivers to be. I didn’t want to do it any more. I got mad. I hollered back when he shouted at me. I regretted it the moment it happened but let’s be honest, this is what caregiving is like some days.

I have to admit I never looked that good when going through it. I more closely resembled the image below, right down to the scraggly plumage. But, I couldn’t resist posting this image. I love her attitude.

Rough Week

 

It is critical that we address the realities of caregiving  and not sugar coat it.We have to do everything we can to support the over 65,000,000 caregivers in this country and the millions more who will become caregivers very soon.

 November is National Caregivers Month. The President has issued a proclamation in support of caregivers. Caregiver conferences are being held across the country. It’s time to talk less and provide more help. Our legislators would do well to read caregiver support sites and hear from the caregivers themselves. Feel free to start by sending them a link to my blog.

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NaBloPoMo November 2014

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah Carroll
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 21:19:51

    Hi Bobbi,

    I so LOVE your blogs and this one was spot on! I had the most frustrating morning with my mom this morning and I too screamed at her when she screamed at me. After I apologized I started laughing and she started laughing and the awful moment was over.

    I LOVE the blurb about the big girl panties!

    I¹ve got your link on my site as one of my favorites. AND you are! http://www.theseniorsage.com/links.html

    Have a great week-end!

    Take care, Debbie

    Debbie Carroll 702-526-3945 http://www.TheSeniorSage.com

    From: The Imperfect Caregiver Reply-To: The Imperfect Caregiver Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 9:40 AM To: Deborah Carroll Subject: [New post] Sometimes Caregiving Looks Like This

    WordPress.com Bobbi Carducci posted: ” There were days when I felt more like the mean girl than the patient saint some believe caregivers to be. I didn¹t want to do it any more. I got mad. I hollered back when he shouted at me. I regretted it the moment it happened but let¹s be honest, thi”

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