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Welcome to my first blog post!

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Insickness-inhealth.com is a personal blog of my thoughts and experiences as a spousal caregiver to a husband who had a heart attack and suffered an anoxic brain injury. (The brain injury in turn caused Pseudo Parkinson’s, mobility issues, aphasia, dysphagia, and moderate cognitive disorder with short-term memory loss.)


My intentions for the blog are to share our story in hopes of helping others in a similar spousal caregiver situation.


I feel alone, even though I know there are many others in a similar situation (who also feel alone!).…so this blog will be a way for us to be “alone” together. :-)


With my hubby’s traumatic medical event has come a dramatic shift in our relationship roles. I search for ways to maintain our physical and emotional intimacy…so this blog will be a way to collect and share ideas on trying to maintain a spousal relationship.


I feel that being a caregiver is a spiritual calling and that it very closely mirrors the Hero’s Journey… so this blog will be a way to collect and share ideas on ways to spiritually bolster ourselves for the journey.


Everything can seem overwhelming (and I do mean everything!)…so this blog will hopefully be a way for me to process and breakdown some of life’s more challenging tasks into manageable steps and that others can learn from my successes and failures.


I’m beyond excited for this blogging experience and I hope you will come along for the read!


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Comments: I believe that being a caregiver is very challenging and can leave a person feeling physically exhausted and emotionally raw...so for the comment sections on this blog I ask that you please be gentle and kind – with yourselves, with me and with each other.


Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and while I will share stories from or lives which will include medical conditions, situations, treatments, etc., it is in no way to be taken as medical advice for you and your situation. You should always do your own research and consult with your doctors for any medical needs you and your loved ones might have.



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Wifey
Wifey
14. Dez. 2019

Thank you so much for sharing that awesome quote! It perfectly captures how I feel about this new project. ❤

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As a writer and habitual notetaker, I have to say that taking on a blog is or seems like a big challenge. And being a care partner to a person with aphasia myself, I know that you already have a lot of challenges on your plate. But in my opinion writing is its own reward. To paraphrase Joan Didion, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking ...What I want and what I fear.“ I’m here listening with great interest.

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Linda Mayer Downing
Linda Mayer Downing
12. Dez. 2019

Awesome blog!

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Alexis Apodaca
Alexis Apodaca
12. Dez. 2019

Wonderful first post!!

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Wifey
Wifey
11. Dez. 2019

Aww, shucks! Thank you for your encouragement! ❤

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