Over the last couple of months, I have been immersed in a medical situation with a family member that caused major disruption in our day to day lives. Many of my usual activities were suspended during this time, including writing this blog I’m sorry to say. However, now that the crisis has passed with a very positive outcome, I’d like to share what helped us through this challenging time in our lives with the hope that others might benefit.
The medical procedure was scheduled for 2 weeks before the holiday when other family members would be arriving to spend time with us. We made the decision to suspend our usual gift exchange and limit decorating to a few basics, which aside from the medical situation, turned out to be one of the most enjoyable and stress free holidays ever.
Remember that being a caregiver for family members or others can deplete one's physical, emotional and mental reserves, so it's important to take care of yourself. Eat healthy meals, maintain an exercise routine (yoga is great for this) and know that you are being a tremendous support for your loved ones during this challenging time. When stressed, which is normal, remember to express gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to be of service to another. I am ever so grateful for all the care my sister provided my mother throughout the last 10 years of her life. My goal with Mary's Daughter LLC is to assist other caregivers and family members of older adults and veterans with their financial matters, so they can focus on the physical and emotional care of their loved ones. If you or someone you know needs assistance with bill paying, sorting mail and organization of paperwork, please call me at 608-515-4083 for a free consultation or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd like to help.
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