Have You Put Your Life On Hold?

COVID-19 Changed Everything With this pandemic, you might be feeling like you are in a holding pattern. Most of our regular routines have been disrupted. Many things we can no longer do and others like work and school have been totally changed. For your spouse, certain treatments or a planned surgery may also be onContinue reading “Have You Put Your Life On Hold?”

Being Present

Are you going through a particularly difficult time right now with your spouse’s cancer treatment? Do you find yourself constantly thinking about when it will be over and happy times will return again? Or perhaps you are reliving happy memories of the past, you know “BC” – before cancer. Sometimes it can feel like anyContinue reading “Being Present”

Your Relationship With Yourself

Self Neglect As a caretaker for someone with cancer, we spend a great deal of our time taking care of everything and everyone around us. Household chores, work, kids homework… the list is never ending.  We can feel exhausted, unhappy, and maybe even stuck. When this happens, its very easy to neglect ourselves. We startContinue reading “Your Relationship With Yourself”

Your Actions Effect Me Too!

Taking Care of Someone With Cancer If your husband has cancer and you are his caregiver, it can feel like a full time job. Most of your focus is on him and his health. When he is feeling fine, it’s such a relief. When he is in pain and feeling bad, it can be reallyContinue reading “Your Actions Effect Me Too!”

What Are The Facts?

Drowning In Your Thoughts Have you ever found your self spinning with the news from a recent doctor visit or test result? The doctor tells you your husband’s cancer has spread and you mind begins to spin… I don’t know how will we get through this! He might have to quite work… I’m so exhaustedContinue reading “What Are The Facts?”

The Importance of Gratitude

Feeling Sorry For Myself For the last month I have had chronic back pain. Not so bad that it is debilitating, but bad enough that I was having trouble sleeping and would wake up groggy and irritable. I found myself feeling grumpy and complaining a lot. I kept thinking why can’t I just feel goodContinue reading “The Importance of Gratitude”

Running On Empty

Doing Too Much If you were like me, you were already super busy before cancer entered the picture. Work, raising kids, doing homework and shuttling to and from sports, taking care of the home, meals, shopping… Then a cancer diagnosis threw your already hectic life into chaos. When this happens, so many of us keepContinue reading “Running On Empty”

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