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Raymond was posted 12/28/2013 01:44 am by Jonathan
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This is not a selfish post at all! you post it because you want to do more or the 'the best' for your partner. I've said many times that caregivers have the hardest role in this ordeal, patients like me just have to suit up and show up for appts. and treatments. Sure we sometimes have pain and discomfort but like me we mostly have a mini=pharmacy to fight those things.

Realize that your mate has issues, that there are swings of emotion there. I'ts almost like a constant fight or flight instinct, at times , for me anyway, it makes me hard to deal with. Best thing at that point is to let me alone, soon enough I'll need help with something and have a better outlook on what the value of my caregiver is. Those times may be a good time to take care of yourself, don't worry too much about your mate, funny thing is when we just are in a foul mood and take it out on our caregiver we are fine, when we call out to you for help we do need it.

Just remember that as as caregiver to a pancreatic cancer patient you have willingly taken on one of the most thankless and hopeless jobs ever conceived, being an emotional wreck is part of the job description. But it's a job that has raised some dying peoples spirits and comfort level it has saved some few lucky patients lives. There is no higher calling than yours and only special people are called to that challenge.

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