You've heard of PTSD - what about Post Traumatic Growth? It changed my life with a child with a life limiting condition & made me functional when he passed.
Who knew as a kid that a New Year would be a cause of further pain & grief? The New Year is coming, and our lost loved one, won't be in it While grieving as I learned to take a day at a time, I was surprised to realise that the idea of New Years … Continue reading Grief while facing a New Year
Feeling relief while grieving a disabled child seems like a cold and heartless thing. But when you have witnessed your child in almost constant pain for long enough, this may happen to you. If it hasn't happened to you, keep in mind that everyday is new, and that emotions and feeling are all over the … Continue reading Relief while grieving a disabled child
This Christmas wouldn't be in hospital. I suddenly knew why some people hate Christmas. I could be depressed, or I could focus on the good.
Here are my medical definitions, adding some detail from my experiences. As carers and parents of children with medical conditions and disabilities we learn lots of new terminology. We don't always catch the meaning the first time we hear them. Medical Terms for the Special Needs Parent #complexmedicalcondition Acute - A sudden or severe episode/illness … Continue reading Medical Definitions – From a Carer
With a child who had long stays in hospital, the cost of take away & coffee, parking, added up quickly. We learned to save money cooking in hospital.