Carer Fatigue – It’s different for me (but it’s still hard)

by Antonia

Carer with Attitude!

Today’s guest blog is from Rob G (@Simplicitly on Twitter) –  fulltime carer for his wife who has Secondary Progressive MS

 It takes time to care, it takes energy to care, it takes time and energy to make up for the time and energy you’ve exerted caring. This is often nothing compared to the energy the person you cares for has to exert, and the pain and privations they have to go through while you’re caring for themIt takes time to care, it takes energy to care, it takes time and energy to make up for the time and energy you’ve exerted caring. This is often nothing compared to the energy the person you cares for has to exert, and the pain and privations they have to go through while you’re caring for them

A lot of stories about family carers are of people who have been dropped unexpectedly into frightening and difficult circumstances. Becoming a carer can really can happen to anyone. In a situation like mine it’s only natural to feel a sense of relief that you don’t have to deal with some of the problems that other people do. This feeling doesn’t go away just because you have more problems than some other people do.

How…

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