It was a growing experience for the both of us (see: My Caregiver Got Burned). I had to learn to be extra gentle and delicate with my wife to minimize her pain. Changing bandages had the potential to inflict more pain. I felt my caregiving brought us closer together. It was kind of a role reversal. I am usually the One in need of care with chronic illness dealing with Bipolar Disorder and etc. I learned how time and emotionally consuming it can be to take care of someone you love. It is a privilege to help as a labor of love to the one you love.
3 things that helped my wife cope:
- Positive-up beat music
- Thyme Tea
- Positive Reading
Have You reader learned any lessons from being a Caregiver?
My wife, my caregiverâ€¦is just about healed. Though her pinky-red burn spots (skin discoloration) may take a bit.
(Please be extra careful around anything with the potential to burn.)