I’ve been pretty absent recently dealing with a big chunk of burnout. Not diabetes burnout, but caregiver burnout. While I really have to do very little for mom, there are a lot of things that roll into the caregiver picture, at least for me.
Always “on” – the monitors are always on. I’m always listening, [...]
And it’s not from a lack of trying, the word simply doesn’t exist. Maybe there’s been no need for it, a word to describe a concept that is imbedded in societies around the world. Maybe it simply hasn’t risen to the level where society will take notice. Except, I believe, it has.
Let’s look at [...]
** taking a slight detour from my account of dealing with my depression to talk a little about my mom
Those who have read my blog for a while will know that I am a live-in caregiver for my mother. Two years ago, we were beginning to have serious End of Life discussions and were [...]
For most my life before finding the DOC (Diabetes Online Community), I had been very isolated in my condition. I had “learned” at an early age that I wasn’t going to live much past college, that’s just how Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes was back then.
There’s a predisposition to depression in my family and I [...]
This week is National Invisible Illness Awareness Week, organized by Lisa Copen, founder of Rest Ministries. ** There is a great article on CNN about Talking with Someone Who is Chronically Ill that is worth the read as well.
For me, I have two major invisible illnesses: diabetes and depression. And then I have two, [...]