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Tweets Jun 17
Here are 6 ways you can avoid caregiver burnout, straight from the experts. You.
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Bryan doesn’t think about the driver who hit his bike from behind, sending him to the hospital for 90 days, with a broken bones and damaged organs. "There’s no reason to dwell. Finding who hit me doesn’t help me heal." More on Bryan's recovery.
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4-year-old Jack has been battling leukemia since he was 2. This silly, happy boy has a year left of chemo that gives him stomach aches and a face rash. What is their biggest learning? Live in the moment. Slow down. Be meaningful with your time.
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21 yrs ago today created CaringBridge. We've helped millions connect for free w/ no ads or data sold cause we're a nonprofit that believes in making health journeys easier. Thank you for trusting us to connect w/ loved ones when it matters most:
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5 years since his legs went out from under him during a tennis doubles match, Mike doesn’t know why he still struggles to walk & talk. The closest diagnosis Mike has received, even after being examined at top hospitals, is “autoimmune disease.”
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, creator of Empathy Cards for illness & grief, & co-author w/ empathy scholar Kelsey Crowe of, “There is No Good Card for This,” offers some do’s & don’ts for patients needing support after a diagnosis, & for tongue-tied family & friends.
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Michael, a husband & dad living with brain cancer, & his neuro-oncologist, Dr. John Trusheim, had a candid conversation—before an audience of thousands, about what it’s like to have a terrible brain cancer & what they shared was powerful. Watch the video:
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Storytelling is powerful, a community of listeners can be life-saving. & its partners created to mobilize the nation for veterans in crisis. We've partnered w/ the VA to provide the caring community that our military members need.
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The thing about terminal cancer is that sometimes you don’t feel sick. “I feel, weirdly, completely healthy,” Caroline said, 6 months after her diagnosis of glioblastoma. Read more about Caroline's journey by clicking here:
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"I named my brain tumor Joe Bully. He’s the worst bully ever. Joe Bully is really, really, really mean, and he messed with the wrong boy." Don't mess with this 11-year-old who has been fighting a rare brain tumor since he was 5.
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“People are more complicated than that box we put them in. Every person I talked to had profound insights in how to to live.” photographer David McLain shares stories of people who are creating their own definition of healing.
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“Over 5 years, we had been in so many hospitals & in contact with so many nurses. They taught me how to care for my husband, to put him in & out of bed, toward the end, when his mobility was compromised by the brain tumor."
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6 Alternatives to "How Can I Help?" #6 Keep the invitations coming. People with cancer still go to coffee or the movies. Be flexible & understanding if they decline. They’ll still appreciate being remembered. For more good alternatives:
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Though his story is difficult for many people to hear, Kevin Amundson thinks it’s important to get it out in the open.
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Age 20, suffering from undiagnosed depression, Kevin drove to his favorite lake, called the sheriff with his location & asked his family be spared finding him. Then he shot himself through the bottom of the jaw with a rifle.
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"During the first years of my stroke recovery, I went through a grieving process. In the 3rd year, I felt like I was living in the past. But in the 4th year, something shifted." Learn how Christine has come to focus on simply moving forward.
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6 Alternatives to "How Can I Help?" #5 Offer something tangible & useful. “I can drop off soup on Thurs. How would that be?” While it may feel presumptive to make suggestions offering something concrete might identify a need they didn’t even know they had.
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"Cancer swept Mom away long before I was ready to let her go. I wasn’t done memorizing the sound of her voice, or all the funny things she used to say." Founder talks wanting more time w/ her mom. Share your favorite memory this
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9 Ways to Remember a Loved One: #5 Dedicate an event to their memory. “I direct a chorale group called Trinity Choir. For 57 yrs my Mom had been an officer, board & choir member. She passed last year so we dedicated this season to her memory.” -Diana M.
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Sitting by the river helps to calm Michael's mind and helps him breathe easier. How have you or your loved one found healing? Share with us in the comments. To read more about Michael's journey, click here:
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