For those suffering from chronic illness whether it be environmental illness (like mine), dealing with POTS, endometriosis, Marfan’s Syndrome, or Cancer, we rely heavily on our caregivers. If we are fortunate, our caregivers are kind, caring, supporting, and will go to any extreme to help us battle through. For me my biggest and most supportive caregiver has been my husband. He built me a safe house, worked hard and sacrificed to allow me to go out-of-state for medical care, and shopped for me.
My dear blogger friend Karen Ingalls knows all to well what it is like to need a caregiver. Karen battled Ovarian Cancer and her husband was beside her all the way. Karen wrote a wonderful book entitled Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Karen’s story moved me; the courage and inspiration she shares in her book is something that can benefit anyone no matter their chronic illness.
Karen recently discovered that her cancer has returned and will soon be fighting another battle. She recently wrote a post entitled Praise and Gratitude to Caregivers. In this post she shared a beautiful poem entitled Heart of a Caregiver. Please take a moment to hop on over to Karen’s blog and read this lovely poem and learn about the wonderful and inspiring Karen Ingalls.