Recognizing Caregivers—Those Who Care for Our Loved Ones, and Ourselves

As I discussed in my last blog post, my husband Don was recently diagnosed with a liver abscess and blood infection. The day after we returned from the hospital was a Sunday, and I went to church. After services, a woman approached me and asked if I wanted my name, along with Don’s who was already there, added to the prayer list. My first reaction was to say, “No, I’m fine.”

Managing a Health Crisis—and Lack of Reliable Information

Recently, my husband Don suffered a major health crisis. The diagnosis was a liver abscess and blood infection caused by a specific bacterium. Indeed, the experience has been very difficult emotionally. With that—and with most any health scare, there comes a level of fear, which I believe is rooted in lack of consistent and reliable information.