When friends and family hear the news - they will almost immediately want to help. This is great, of course, because we all need help. But it's often difficult to figure out what help we need - and for the helper, how best to help. Without any guidance though, your family and friends may choose something on their own and their version of 'help' might not be what you want or need.
“One is the loneliest number . . .” begins a popular 1960’s song by Three Dog Night.
But 2 can be the loneliest number when your partner has cancer.
Treatments left Cindy* and her husband stranded at home and away from family and friends in order to keep germs and illness at bay.
A collaboration with our friends at The Firefly Sisterhood. We're starting with the perspective of Caregivers who are caring for their partner. In future posts we'll begin exploring other perspectives.
Everyday life does not prepare anyone for a cancer diagnosis.
Where would you learn this?
In this 2 part blog series, we hope you’ll find comfort in reading the words of real caregivers sharing their very real experiences while caring for their partner. We’ll share their encouragement and local and national resources if you or someone you love is a caregiver.
Are you new to cancer caregiving? Do you know someone who is? When cancer strikes our loved one, we caregivers instantly begin playing a role we've never played before. Cancer impacts every aspect of our life. We get no training, no chance to get good at it first. We just start playing the game!
The Beginner's Creed