Bless all the caregivers in the world because without them our lives would be challenging.
February is the month of love and we want to take this time to thank all caregivers. Being called into the role as the “giver of care” is not an easy task for many, especially when it wasn’t in your plans to be. We (the nurses of The Rollin’ RN) chose to take on the job as a giver of care. We chose the field of nursing, many years ago, because we wanted to lend aid to others due to illnesses. But that was our choice. We knew we would spend many hours during our shifts taking care of others, not family members, but strangers to the best of our trained knowledge. Now that is the key word in this message “trained”; there are many years of nursing school between the both of us. But suddenly, our spouses were tossed into the role of caregiver when that day occurred, the day that led us into a life with spinal cord injury. They could have easily decided to walk away, as we are well aware that some do, but they chose to stick it out.
We have asked numerous partners to share their own thoughts on being thrust into the world of the “unknown” black hole of endless 24/7 care for their loved one and why they chose that path vs. having a paid caregiver. We are here to share some thoughts and to say thank you for all they do.