Wednesday, 21 May 2008

It helps if you're already insane.

Ah, the joy of caregiving. Although this was taken after Dad's lung infection in December 2007 B.C. (Before Cancer), it's a picture that speaks a thousand words. It verbalises so beautifully why I am an excellent caregiver, and why I have not lost my mind over all the stresses, fears, worries, anxieties .. there was no mind to lose.

P.S. the mad caregiver - me - is on the right; the silently suffering sedate care recipient - Dr. Tonsils of egg-painting fame - is on the left.

P.P.S. Don't miss the green snake in the background .. oh, all right, it's just a garden hose.


Pranaadhika Sinha Devburman - Bat said...

You never fail to brighten me up with your presence, which so far has only been virtual.

Thank you.

And yeah, that picture is lovely ! :)hug to your dad

Crayons said...

Good morning Nazu,
I just visited your blog for the first time since you left that kind comment on my blog.

It's Tuesday morning on the first day of my new job. I'll be caring for 2-year-old human beings. I'm a high school French teacher by trade, but I have downsized.

This post about you and your dad really touched me. We all cared for my dad when he got a brain tumor. Then we cared for my dear mom when she was diagnosed with a different tumor. Nothing made me feel more human.

My heart goes out to both of you.

Please publish more photos on your blog. They are wonderful.

Unknown said...

Great photo.

I am not caring for my Mom full-time, since she and Dad live in Colorado, and my husband and I live in California. However, I have been spending several weeks at a time there with her. (Especially during and after hospital stays.) I have a taste, a small one, of what you are going through.

It is difficult! You are smart to reserve some time for just you. I send you any strength I can find, here in the stack of survival gear I use.

Art Earth Ink Soul said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments and those positive vibes sent my way! Today we start the cancer treatment so all are a bit tense .. nice to come here and read these notes!

Shelly Jain said...

I really do admire your strenght nazu. may your dad recover super soon.

Hugs and love:-)