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My Caregiver Got Burned: A Growing Experience

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 caregiver…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.)

My Caregiver Got Burned: A Growing Experience


Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). info@mentalhealthhumor.com


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Stewart, C. (2019). My Caregiver Got Burned: A Growing Experience. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 16, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2019/04/a-growing-experience/

 

Last updated: 30 Apr 2019
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