As a caregiver, I found myself in roles I never imagined. I found myself changing dressings, administering medications, cleaning incisions, watching for infections and deciding when we needed to head to the emergency room.
I learned early on that if I was going to be good for anyone else, I needed to take care of myself. I started walking 50 miles a week, would play classical music on my keyboard, made quilts. I think taking time for myself made me a better at everything I did, including being a wife and caregiver. Caregivers, what do you do for yourselves that helps keep you grounded?