Rob Harris, who's based in Orlando, says that's what happened to him as he cared for his wife, Cindy, during her two separate battles with cancer.
As part of witf's multimedia Facing Cancer Together project, Harris spoke with witf's Megan Lello about being a caregiver and the blog he's set up for other people going through similar situations, RobCares:
Rob shares that it is important for a caregiver to spend some time away from the patient to recharge physically and emotionally.
Not only does Rob share a wealth of insight for caregivers from his own experiences. but he provides a vast collection of wonderful resource links. We've listed several below, but visit RobCares for the entire list.
He shares more perspectives on caregiving in a guest blog he was asked to write for the American Cancer Society.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS:
The Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care for Caregivers (EPEC – Caregivers)
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)
National Caregivers Library
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
National Respite Locator Service
Well Spouse Foundation
Explore more stories about caregiving at our Caregivers and Families web section.
Have you been a caregiver to someone in your life? What perspectives can you share? So you have any favorite blogs that help you? Please leave a comment.