When a new diagnosis enters a family it is tough to know what to do.
Denise, G-J, and I have put together an ebook with some helpful essays, hints, and documents to help caregivers and carees get their feet under them.
Curious about it?
Denise says – The cure for the fear of mortality is to make the most of the moments. Live for today. Tomorrow, you’ll be so glad you did.
G-J says – A new diagnosis can me an lot of appointments, especially in the beginning. Prepare at least a day in advance for any scheduled medical visits. It helps to have a bag designated as the one you take to appointments so you don’t have to think about what to use each time. This list will help you pull together all the items you will need.
I said – Hospitals have a variation of most of most things that a town has. They also have their own personalities and social norms. As a guest in a hospital it can be a little like getting dropped in a slightly foreign country. You recognize all of it, but it doesn’t feel natural to move around in. So here are some questions to ask that will help get you oriented when you are in a new hospital.
And then we keep saying other stuff. Checkout caregiving.com for support and care.