Aunt Lisa my mother in June was so bad my family keeps saying when do you think she is going to die she was real bad I fought for therapy and sent her to TCU in our hospital by home and she is still with us .,.. they are amaze on how she is doing ,, THe heart doctor says she is in heart failure everyday of her life but her body adjusted to this and she can last years ,, its amazing on how these doctors care about the patient
DEE Southern New Jersey CARETAKER'S OF OUR LOVE ONE'S SP Class of Oct 12-18 2008. Losing Weight & Disabled Menopause & Losing Grandpas & Grandmas Are Special
Faith makes all thing possible Love makes all things happen Hope makes all things work
God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.
Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---
current weight: 195.0
Fitness Minutes: (65) Posts: 49 1/9/12 9:43 P
I'm very new to SP and even newer to this team but while waiting in the drs office this morning I ran across a very interesting article concerning Hospice in a magazine called Florida Trends I have included the link
Basically what got me in a tizzy is there is For Profit and Not For Profit Hospice organizations in you community and the FOR Profit organizations are spending money on PR to get the health care professionals to send your loved one to them when a more local NOT For Profit maybe a better fit because they have been found to be more community and faith based.
The last thing anyone wants to do is go looking for this information when your Dr. has just landed this bomb shell on you. You are more likely to go with who the doctor recommends and he maybe getting his information on the golf course.
I don't mean to sound angry but I have been told so many times to get my parents affairs in order that I think some of their doctors are surprised to see them at their next appointment.
We are the keepers of our loved ones health and protect what is right for them.
From personal experience; I found that when feeling depressed or irritable,this is the time to stand back and take a look at "YOU".
I have recommended and did for my self these rules:
1- Make a list for me!
2- Track my water intake.
3- Eat a good healthy breakfast..no excuses.
4- Have my fresh fruits for snacks and keep them handy.
5- Take at least two 15 minute breaks every day,walk,exercise, get your blood moving.
6- Always have a nutritional dinner.
In our busy lives of caring for others,we forget ourselves. STOP and think about YOU. You would never send your child out the door without a lunch if you knew they were unable to be fed.
This is what you are doing to yourself. You are expecting your body to run on nothing,but to provide everything.
The old saying stands true...you are what you eat...if you fill your body with bad carbs, and no good nutritional foods, then you are going to eventually break down, becoming sick,depressed,and unable to care for yourself much less your loved ones.
Take a two week challenge....try drinking your water, eating a good breakfast, eating a balanced lunch, snack on those fresh fruits and vegetables and enjoy a nutritional dinner. Take those two 15 minute breaks just for you and move your body..what ever is best for you.
If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit. Charles Stanley
current weight: 224.0
Fitness Minutes: (281,440) Posts: 430,045 1/7/12 12:42 A
Thanks Cathy! I am already feeling some of these symptoms that you have mentioned. I really feel guilty when I do feel this way. But being 71, and having chronic pain, is really getting me to feel really exhausted.
I have another site similar to the one you posted. It is also really good.
"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth." Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)
Total SparkPoints: 113,181
SparkPoints Level 20
Fitness Minutes: (281,440) Posts: 430,045 1/6/12 7:43 P
Common warning signs of caregiver burnout: You have much less energy than you used to It seems like you catch every cold or flu thatís going around Youíre constantly exhausted, even after sleeping or taking a break You neglect your own needs, either because youíre too busy or you donít care anymore Your life revolves around caregiving, but it gives you little satisfaction You have trouble relaxing, even when help is available Youíre increasingly impatient and irritable with the person youíre caring for You feel overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless www.helpguide.org/elder/caring_for_c ar egivers.htm
I was actually looking for prayers for healing when I stumbled on to the website. It is an outstanding resource and the page on care giving very helpful. I encourage you all to check it out.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.