I have been a caregiver to my better half for nearly 25 years out of our almost 31 years together. It is a job that I love and it is a job that I hate.
There are those times when I hate it with every breath I take. Please do not misunderstand, I love her with all my heart and soul and will forever and ever be there for her and will do whatever…[Read more]
I am sorry to hear that this person’s family is not there to help you. Being a caregiver is a very hard job. Many people do not realize just how hard it can be. We as the caregivers want nothing more than to help our loved ones or friends to live a life of quality.
Depending on what the diagnosis is for your friend/neighbor there may be…[Read more]
I know you are out there, the caregivers who are supporting those we love who live with pain.
It is a hard job, it is frustrating, heartbreaking and so much more wrapped up in a ball.
One thing I have learned over the last 20+ years is that we the caregivers also need support.
Come talk with me. TPC has given us a safe, secure and judgement…[Read more]
I have to say as a caregiver this really gets my blood pressure elevated. No one has the right to question any of you. I have been with my wife when she has been confronted. I must admit if it wasn’t for her wanting to educate people on invisible disabilities, I would have given them a good talking too on how rude and disrespectful this is.
I have been following your journey and I gotta say, wow! As a caregiver to the wife who lives with pain we have over the years found ourselves changing the game plan due to pain. It is outstanding that you were able to do what you set out to do.
Fair winds and following seas from an old navy sailor.
pipboy replied to the topic Becoming a volunteer – share your talents with the world in the forum General Discussions on Pain 6 years, 2 months ago
I saw your post on the TPC facebook page and wanted to stop by and share how volunteering had a huge impact for my significant other.
She never let the pain own her, she fought back hard. She refused to give up but there was still something missing in her life.
She found that she was also good at helping other people who lived with pain, like…[Read more]
pipboy started the topic Computer Gaming – A wonderful distraction from pain & stress in the forum General Discussions on Pain 6 years, 7 months ago
Do we have any computer gamer’s on the forums?
I have found that I am able to distract myself from stress and pain when playing computer games. Once you find yourself so immersed within the game your brain is no longer focused on the pain or stress.
You have taken that focus away from the pain and now you are in control of your ability to…[Read more]