Category Archives: Caregiver In Chief

Caregiver in Chief was an unexpected role. Many years ago serious illness hit my husband hard. I was slow to come to the realization I was his caregiver. June 2010 ALS was added to the list of grievances against his body. Caregiver in Chief. It is more of who I am than not these days – it is the nature of the beast of this disease. Sharing in the blog is meant to enlighten, give insight, help others, and brighten the readers day once in a while. Carry on.

ALS can steal and steal and steal in ways that can’t be prevented…at least not yet. It can’t steal hope, desire, and plans for the future. Tom’s Marine Corps garden. He has desired a garden with Marine Corps colors since we moved into the house 8 years ago. He loved to garden. He was our […]

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Waiting… Caregivers often do a lot of waiting. The longer we are a caregiver the more waiting we will do. We have often waited in so many healthcare waiting rooms we could write Yelp reviews like nobody’s business. We wait for appointments with the person we care for in all kinds of healthcare specialty practices […]

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Every day I see this guy give it all he’s got. He is incredibly inspiring. So much so, I embarked on a health and fitness journey two years ago today. I was way past the category of a healthy BMI. In fact, I was considered obese. At the rate I was going I would end […]

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The month of May is ALS Awareness Month. It is also the month  Military Caregiver are recognized. Veterans are twice as likely to get ALS than non-veterans. Tom is a veteran of the Marine Corps. He served from 1972-1975. He was diagnosed with ALS on June 21, 2010. He has a slowly progressive variant of […]

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