KristynKay wrote: I would love to make some friends here.
I'm in.... BUTT you need to understand my sense of ..."humor"
Seriously I hear you on a lotta levels :
Stage III to IV
paying it forward, however we can
being "expected" to do / know more
feeling down ... about letting others down
realizing if YOU don't know to take care of YOU ... you are no good to anyone else
ESPECIALLY AS A NURSE ... I LOVE ALL THE NURSES WHO HAVE TOUCHED MY LIFE
and my father's (RIP) .... and my mother's ... currently doing well
Butt I think it is time to slow down and take care of me for awhile.
I love that you picked up on the BUTT thing ...
I believe I want a patent on that !!!!!!
except ANY CTalker can use it EVERYWHERE anytime !!!!
Your life as a CARE provider for others let's you know what is possible and what can be done
It IS a tough shift to move from CARE provider to caregiver
especially when you need to be the caregiver FOR yourself .....
As a vet of many years I am a care Provider
BUTT with my own life I have now also been a caregiver to aging parents ... and I finally realized, to myself
I need to take care of ME
Nurses, I believe, already have that figured out ... IMO
Did I tell you already I LOVE ALL THE NURSES IN MY LIFE ????
Oh I did ... OK
THIS is the greatest forum for CRC patients, survivors, caregivers, care providers and activists !
=> WORD !
Where I have learned to come from tho', IS :
... it is not always about the disease inside the person
it is ALWAYS ... about the PERSON inside the disease
and that my new friend is WORD !
Mega Cheers and Harmony coming your way
call on me anytime" you've got a friend "
- respectfully to Carole King !
CRguy on the Journey