Greetings! ‘The Purple Jacket’ pleased to join the 2013 Progressive Holiday Blog Party with the wonderful members of Caregiving.com. The Community at Caregiving.com is like having an extended family; I am proud to be a part of this wonderful group!
For those first time visitors to ‘The Purple Jacket’ welcome and Thank You for stopping by! I blog about my Caregiving experience for my partner, who I loving refer to as ‘The Little One.’ He was diagnosed with esophagus cancer in August of 2011. Given three to four months to live, he has outlived all predictions. Yet in October of 2013, Cancer has returned to ‘The Little One’ with a vengeance as he was diagnosed with Cancer on the spine. With three tumors on his spine; ‘The Little One’ just recently completed 30 radiation treatments. For the most part, he is pain-free at the moment, my that continue!
While each one of us deals with the reality of cancer in a different way, each one of us wants to look on the bright side of life. Yesterday is gone, today is here, not sure about tomorrow. It is our hope that lets us withstand problems; it is our beliefs that let us find solutions.
I have been blogging here and at Caregiving.com for almost two years now. The Caregivers I have met along the way have become a part of our family. While our Caregiving journey’s might be different, Caregivers have this innate ability to understand each other, to be there for each other, to care for each other.
Things that I am looking forward to in 2014:
My Blog Talk Radio Show, ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ has been on hiatus since October, but will be back on the air in January with a new title, ‘Healing Ties.’ You can visit my Blog Talk Radio page and listen to archived versions of the show by clicking here!
I will be (returning) to studying Theology at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine with the intent to finish my Thesis, ‘The Social Sin of Geriatric Care in America.”
I hope we do another CareCruise in 2014!
To learn more about me, I invite you to visit my ‘about page’ on my website by clicking here.
We Might Have Cancer…But Cancer Does Not Have Us!
Let’s have a wonderful Progressive Blog Party! Happy Holiday’s everyone!
- Caregiving Challenges Of Blended Families Mid-Michigan (jerryreiflawyer.com)
- Happy Thanks-Caregiving (thepurplejacket.com)
- Whose Journey Is It? (thepurplejacket.com)
- Happy Thanks-Caregiving (caregiving.com)
- Thursday’s are always ‘Hug A Caregiver Day!’ (thepurplejacket.com)
- Caregiver Study – Seeking Participants (alzjourney.com)
- Holiday Progressive Blog Party Guidelines (caregiving.com)
- A Promise to Help Caregivers (aarp.org)