Caregivers are Tough Cookies Too!
Updated: Jul 1, 2020
When a person is diagnosed with cancer they aren’t the only one who is effected by the diagnosis. Many patients have a loved one who steps in to become their caregiver. They drive them to their appointments, they bring them food and tuck them into bed. They help them when they are too weak to move on their own. They encourage them. They clean up after them. They sit by their side and pray.
Many caregivers must do this while still tending to their normal day to day responsibilities (like working), but I think the majority would tell you they wouldn’t have it any other way. They cherish every moment they get to spend with their loved one and would do anything to help bring even a little comfort or joy to them.
While the patient is the one undergoing the vigorous treatments, the body changes, the aches and pains, the caregiver goes through their own set of challenges and struggles as well. We recognize that they are also TOUGH COOKIES!
Today, I want to introduce you to a very special caregiver. Meet Jose, Marie's husband. Instead of me retelling his story, I encourage you to read his blog post from March 2016, where he walks you through what it was like to shave Marie’s hair during her cancer treatments.
To all the caregivers out there, THANK YOU! We see you!
Jose’s blog: https://mywifehascancerwtf.wordpress.com/