“I am a very resilient person, but I think all carers by nature are resilient because they have to be.”
When you’re battling a serious illness, such as cancer or heart disease, every helping hand makes a huge difference to your wellbeing.
“The cancer was stage four by the time it was diagnosed, and I went through three years of treatment, including three months in hospital, but nothing was working and the cancer kept coming back.”
When a person is diagnosed with a life-changing condition or disease, it usually falls to a family member to keep life’s routines ticking along.
It’s all about planning. Providing care in the privacy of the home is one thing, but there will be times when you need to do so in public.
Welcoming someone over for a visit is one thing, but getting used to an outside carer being a regular presence in your home is another. There will no doubt be an adjustment period as you get to know each other and understand the way you both like to do things.