Smoking + DNA = Mutations, and Maybe MS

I remember very clearly being in one of Mr. Doyle’s classes during my post-graduate certificate program and the discussion of ethics and public relations came up. It wasn’t a topic I was particularly interested in – we were close to graduation and I was nearly ready to sell my soul for a good job. Maybe […]

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Adaptive Wear – Sew Many Options!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning, I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you. Please read my disclosure fore more information. Disability and mobility problems present unique challenges for dressing and undressing. I’m all for encouraging independence if possible and so, we […]

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What to Ask Before Switching to a Generic Drug

Caregivers spend a lot of time making important decisions with – and for – their darlings that may have great or little impact. For me, it’s difficult to assess whether a decision we are contemplating is the right one, which is why I rely on the experts around me who are intimately aware of our […]

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How to Cope with Caregiver Grief: A Q&A with Bishop John Abdalah

Grief is a normal, healthy response to any loss or perceived change. Sometimes, when there are multiple losses, untimely losses (in the case of younger people), losses that involve loss of income or involve children, grief can be complicated. As caregivers, we mourn the losses of our loved one as they lose various physical functions, […]

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The Hope Thief – It Wasn’t What I Thought it Would Be

When dealing with a progressive, life-long condition, especially if you’re “close” to the situation (like a caregiver, parent, spouse, or child), sometimes you attribute the loss of hope to the actual disease itself. Over the past two years, I’ve realized that for us, the hope thief is actually the loss of functionality. My darling husband […]

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5 Caregiving Tools to Help Sniff Out an Infection

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning, I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you. Please read my disclosure fore more information. Every caregiver has a list of essential items that they keep on hand, and close by, for quick access in a […]

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Do You Fear the Unknown? Yeah – me too.

I’ve had the privilege of knowing others in similar situations – caregiving for a loved one who is dealing with a life-long and progressive condition. Something we all share is a level of anxiety that is uncommon in the general public and usually results from a shared fear of the unknown. But what are the […]

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Why I’m Becoming American

More than 12 years ago, my darling and I embarked on a journey to start our lives as a married couple. We didn’t have a typical beginning. He is American and I am Canadian. And while our countries share the longest border, and friendly relations – the process of moving me to the United States […]

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Sometimes, Quality of Life Saves Lives

When you’re hanging on to hope, sometimes the things that help you get through the days between today and the cure are the medications, therapies, procedures, appliances, and surgeries that you know have been proven to help with symptoms for the person you love and care for. Quality of life medicine saves lives, my friends. […]

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